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what is the command to save a man page to a file ?

Posted on 2006-06-16
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I am trying to read a long man page

So I want to save it in a file and  read it

what is the command to save a man page to a file ?
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Question by:dmshawkat
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Harisha M G earned 64 total points
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Hi, have you tried:

man commandname > filename

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by:Harisha M G
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For example, if you want to see the man page of command "cd" then:

man cd > cd.txt
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by:brettmjohnson
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You can use man -t for better formatting for printing.
You can use man -P to select a better pager for easier reading [you should at least use the 'less' pager].


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This article from Peachpit may also be useful to you..
http://www.peachpit.com/articles/article.asp?p=430844&seqNum=2&rl=1
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Printing man Pages
To convert a man page to PDF:
To convert a man page to HTML:

You can also get man page directly online

http://bama.ua.edu/cgi-bin/man-cgi
http://socrates.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/man.cgi?section=keyword&topic=.

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by:anumalas
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Hi

You can use the follwing way also... if you want to save multiple commands help in a same file...

at shell prompt

$spool /myman/manhelp.txt

$ man mount

$ man ls

$spool off

Hope this is helpful :)
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