Downloading Man Pages


Several people have asked how to get man pages that are suitable for downloading and reading at home. The obvious
man some-command >myfile
produces a file which can be downloaded, but it contains all sorts of formatting garbage that makes it a pain to read.

You can use the command mantext which will produce proper man pages without all the extra formatting. So if you want to download the manual for NN, for example, you can say
mantext nn >tempfile
and then download "tempfile". (Don't forget to delete it afterwards!)



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