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Re: Printing man pages
On Thu, Mar 02, 2006 at 02:08:03PM +0000, Tony Richardson wrote:
> George <d1945 <at> sbcglobal.net> writes:
Brilliant idea. I think I'll steal it, and hope others do the same.
> > Generating a PDF from the grep man page, for example, using:
> > man -t `man -w grep` | ps2pdf - grep.pdf
> > which, by default, is actually
> > /usr/bin/groff -Tps -mandoc `man -w grep` | ps2pdf - grep.pdf
> > results in a fairly unattractive PDF file. The man page title is
> > dropped from the output, and the top margin is borked.
> Sounds like it might be an incorrect media size setting.
> The default groff PostScript media size is A4. Changing the
> papersize setting in /usr/share/groff/1.18.1/font/devps/DESC
> to "letter" may help.
It's funny that the thought occurred to me, too. I came across another
A4 setting somewhere recently and remember being extremely annoyed at
seeing a non-US-centric setting. The lack of chauvanism was refreshing,
but not so much as to make me feel less annoyed.
Thanks very much for the help.
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