Printing MAN pages

Stijn Hoop stijn at
Thu Sep 8 10:36:49 PDT 2005

On Thu, Sep 08, 2005 at 07:53:28PM +0300, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
> 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?
> 	man -t foo >
> will generate Postscript output, which is a lot better for printing.

Highly useful to know, but shouldn't we update the man page for man(1)?

     -t          Use /usr/bin/groff -S -man to format the manual page, passing
                 the output to stdout.  The output from /usr/bin/groff -S -man
                 may need to be passed through some filter or another before
                 being printed.

This does not exactly spell 'output postscript' to me...


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