Formatting man pages -> txt file

David Kelly dkelly at
Fri Oct 12 06:48:58 PDT 2007

On Fri, Oct 12, 2007 at 09:14:07AM +0200, Alain G. Fabry wrote:
> Hello,
> I'd like to get a man page in .txt format.
> What I tried was "man man > man.txt", but this gives me the man pages
> with many control char.
> How can I get a man page to be formatted to a regular .txt file?

Others have already said. What I like is "man -t man >" to create
a Postscript file. Prints beautifully.

David Kelly N4HHE, dkelly at
Whom computers would destroy, they must first drive mad.

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