printing manpages

Chris Hill chris at
Thu Apr 8 16:41:11 PDT 2004

On Thu, 8 Apr 2004, Andrew Elmore wrote:

> [...] I can't for the life of me figure out how to print a manpage.
> The closest "man man" gives me is:
> -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.
> Any suggestions on what the command line for that filter looks like?

I get good-looking results using, for example,

man -t ipfw | lpr

...or plain-vanilla (but readable) results using

man ipfw | lpr

FWIW, this is with a Postscript printer. HTH.

Chris Hill               chris at
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