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Re: Stripping ANSI out of Man pages?



On Mon, 25 May 1998, Felix Schroeter wrote:

> Hello!
> 
> On Mon, 25 May 1998, Nick Ellson wrote:
> 
> > [...]
> 
> > I would like to print off the man pages for a few commands to study, but 
> > the only way I can do so is to ftp the man page to my Win95 station to 
> > print right now. But I really need to strip out those ANSI color sequences 
> > so I can read it.
> 
> > What can I do?
> 
> Either do this: man 1 ls | ul -t dumb >ls.formatted. This is then ASCII
> except for \255 (the hyphen used for hyphenization of words). If you
> want to get rid of that, too, do:
>   man 1 ls | ul -t dumb | tr '\255' - >ls.formatted
> 
> Or print the manual pages nicely:
>   groff -man /usr/src/bin/ls.1 >ls.ps
> and use a postscript printer to print it out.
> 
> Regards, Felix.

Also, the FreeBSD website (http://www.freebsd.org) provides the webpages
in HTML format for FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Red Hat Linux 4.2 and other operating
systems in thier documentation area.