# What's Chris been doing?

Successes and failures at inf.ed.ac.uk

## Printing man pages

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If you hadn’t realised how easy it is at the moment to print a ‘man’ page, try this:

man -t man | lpr

The -t switch makes man output the page in Postscript. The man page suggests that you can have the page output in any of a number of other handy formats instead if you dig a little deeper.

Why print a man page? Reading from paper is easier on my eyes than from a screen and the prettier typefaces are also clearer. The paper version is more portable, too.

Written by Chris Cooke

March 31, 2011 at 4:15 pm

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