Printing MAN pages

Stijn Hoop stijn at
Thu Sep 8 07:26:26 PDT 2005

On Thu, Sep 08, 2005 at 10:17:40AM -0400, Gerard Seibert wrote:
> I am trying to figure out how to print 'man' pages. If I try a simple 
> redirect, such as: "man foo > foo.txt" the new file is loaded with control 
> symbols, etc. that are not really printable. I want to save the files if 
> possible, and print them out at a later date. It that is not possible, how 
> would I go about printing them out in real time?

$ gunzip -c `man -w ls` | groff -mdoc -Tps | lpr

delivers a nicely formatted postscript manpage for ls(1) to your printer.
I don't know if man can do it by itself.



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