Unix Tip #4484- June 21, 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'.


This tip generously supported by: amar_san@yahoo.com

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