Printing MAN pages
keramida at ceid.upatras.gr
Fri Sep 9 07:01:08 PDT 2005
On 2005-09-09 07:36, Warren Block <wblock at wonkity.com> wrote:
>On Fri, 9 Sep 2005, Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
>>Stijn and everyone else, any particular preference for the text that we
>>add? Would something like the following be ok?
>> -t Use ``/usr/bin/groff -S -man'' to format the manual page,
>> passing the output to stdout. The default output format of
>> groff(1) is Postscript, but see the manual page of groff(1)
>> for ways to pick an alternate format.
>> Depending on the selected format and the availability of
>> printing devices, the output may need to be passed through
>> some filter or another before being printed.
> It's like the original version in that it doesn't come right out and say
> *why* it's formatting the manual page until the last word. That
> information could be added to the first sentence:
> Use ``/usr/bin/groff -S -man'' to format the manual page for printing,
> passing the output to stdout.
My most important concerns about mentioning "printing" in the first
sentence is that:
a) Postscript is not only for printing.
b) Some of the output formats that groff supports are *not*
directly printable, i.e. DVI
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