Printing MAN pages
nalists at scls.lib.wi.us
Thu Sep 8 15:37:42 PDT 2005
Stijn Hoop wrote:
[snip... sorry about the attributions]
>>> -t Generate a Postscript version of the manpage, intended for
>>> printing, by using /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.
>>>That way I can do /print in less and still get some useful hint.
>>You all know that groff is thirdparty software, right? We have to take
>>this with the groff developers, if the change is ever going to be
>>imported in FreeBSD.
> Hmm, no I didn't realize that. Guess that's too much work for such a minor
> change :(
Except that (if I read the thread right) the proposed change is
actually to the man page for man, not the man page for groff. ;)
Might suffer similar "ownership" and maintenance issues, but I doubt
it. If man's not part of the native BSD core, what is?
Greg Barniskis, Computer Systems Integrator
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