[plug] Formatting "man" pages for email

Doug Clulow clulow at upnaway.com
Sun Jul 12 23:24:34 WST 1998

You could try
groff -t -e -mandoc -Tascii manpage.1 | col -bx > manpage.txt

The above is straight from the Linux Users Bible, haven't tried it out, waiting to get hold
of RedHat and now my Linux partition is empty ;-(

Leon Brooks wrote:

> Anthony J. Breeds-Taurima wrote:
> > On Fri, 10 Jul 1998, Richard Mortimer wrote:
> > > Whenever I send a "man" page through the email system, it displays as below.
> > > Is there anyway I can turn off this feature and email a man file as a
> > > straight text file???
> > Something like:
> > man tcpdump |perl -ne 's/.^H//gi ;print'| mail -s 'MAN tcpdump' whoever at some.where.else
> It looks like it should work, but didn't for me.

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