docs/61033: a new tip -- how to print manual pages

Mikhail Teterin mteterin at
Wed Jan 7 19:40:45 UTC 2004

>Number:         61033
>Category:       docs
>Synopsis:       a new tip -- how to print manual pages
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    freebsd-doc
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Wed Jan 07 11:40:15 PST 2004
>Originator:     Mikhail Teterin
>Release:        FreeBSD 5.2-CURRENT i386
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System: FreeBSD 5.2-CURRENT FreeBSD 5.2-CURRENT #2: Tue Dec 9 16:40:04 EST 2003 root at i386

	man(1) is could stress this out better: ``man -t <topic>'' will
	produce a neat PostScript rendering of <topic>'s manual page...

	The tip could be useful for someone starting with FreeBSD (or
	Unix) and wanting to print out manual pages for reference.



Index: freebsd-tips
RCS file: /home/ncvs/src/games/fortune/datfiles/freebsd-tips,v
retrieving revision 1.31
diff -U2 -r1.31 freebsd-tips
--- freebsd-tips	2 Aug 2003 20:36:28 -0000	1.31
+++ freebsd-tips	7 Jan 2004 19:32:18 -0000
@@ -495,2 +495,9 @@
 	sed -i '' s/e/o/g foo
+To obtain a neat PostScript rendering of a manual page, use ``-t'' switch
+of the man(1) utility: ``man -t <topic>''. For example:
+	man -t grep >	# Save the PostScript version to a file
+	man -t printf | lp	# Send the PostScript directly to printer

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