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Printing man pages
- From: George <d1945 at sbcglobal dot net>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2006 22:56:38 -0800
- Subject: Printing man pages
Generating a PDF from the grep man page, for example, using:
man -t `man -w grep` | ps2pdf - grep.pdf
which, by default, is actually
/usr/bin/groff -Tps -mandoc `man -w grep` | ps2pdf - grep.pdf
results in a fairly unattractive PDF file. The man page title is
dropped from the output, and the top margin is borked.
On the other hand, using
/usr/bin/groff -Thtml -mandoc `man -w grep` > grep.html
yields something more satisfactory, but not in a format for printing.
I'm finding that reading through the groff man page(s) is like
[obligatory hippo joke], so I'm hoping I'm missing something obvious.
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