How to get plain ascii from "man"?
On 2009-03-25, Grant Edwards <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> How do you get a plain ascii file (no backspacing, no escape
> sequences) out of "man"?
I know I can always drop down 2 levels and do somthing like this:
bzcat /usr/share/man/bash.1.bz2 | troff -Tascii -mandoc | grotty -bcu >man.txt
But, I'm surprised that there's no "higher level" method like
the trusty old command that worked for at least 20 years:
man bash | col -b >man.txt
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