Unix Tip #4377- March 6, 2014


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CONVERTING UNIX MAN PAGES


(Another approach)

To convert Unix Man pages
to text format, you can make
use of one feature of 'man'
itself. (check out man man)

Set environment variable
PAGER to 'cat'. Then run:

'man command_name > command_name.txt'

eg. in csh, to see man ls in a text file
setenv PAGER cat
man ls > ls.txt

NOTE: Do not forget to
unsetenv PAGER, else you will
have to pipe every man command
to 'more' or (my favourite) 'less'.


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