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UGU: Unix Guru Universe - Unix Tip #4464- May 31, 2016 - Home : Help : Today's Tip
Unix Tip #4464- May 31, 2016

VI MAN PAGES


Try saving a man page to
a file for viewing with vi.

You will see a whole bunch
of control characters.

How can you save a man page
in a form readable by vi?

$ man ls | col -b > readable_file.txt


This tip generously supported by: kmehta@legato.com

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