Nov 28, 2008

Convert man Pages to Text


At the command line, run:



$ man <command> | col -b > filename.txt



Here's what it means:



man <command> = display the man pages for a stated command



| = pipe the output of the man pages somewhere else



col -b = format the output



> = send the output to a file



filename.txt = name of the file you wish to create and populate with output