man pages in plain text - how to?
bma at bmalee.eu
Fri Jun 9 19:16:23 UTC 2006
On Fri, Jun 09, 2006 at 03:01:14PM -0400, Wayne wrote:
> Was wondering how to get "man" to output pages in plain text? I want
> the basic formating (indentation & whatnot) but NOT the bold and other
> special effects. Just ascii text I can grep through. I tried setting
> the terminal type to "dumb" and the stupid thing still tries to do
> back-space overstrike bolding (jeesh - even LA-120s had fancier print
> capabilities than that, IIRC.)
'col -b' will strip out the bold effects etc.
Benjamin A'Lee - <http://bmalee.eu/~bma/>
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