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You can convert any UNIX man page to .txt
Are there any creative pieces of music that can be created using beep and the shell? I'd love to hear it!
Depending on the installation only certain of these man pages are installed. 12 is left out on purpose because ISO/IEC 8859-12 does not exist. To also access those manpages that are not installed use opera (or any other browser that supports all the character sets involved) to display online versions of the manpages hosted at kernel.org:
for i in $(seq 1 11) 13 14 15 16; do opera http://www.kernel.org/doc/man-pages/online/pages/man7/iso_8859-$i.7.html; done
man -t manpagename gives a postscript version of said man page. You then pipe it to ls, and assuming you have cups set up, it prints in your default printer.
Place the line above in your ~/.bahsrc file. Now every time you issue the 'vb' command, you invoke the vim editor to edit it, then source it so the changes take effect immediately.
* This mechanism is not working well if your .bashrc contains commands that should not be sourced more than once.
* This trick also work for your csh or tclsh users: place the following line in your ~/.cshrc file:
alias vc 'vim ~/.cshrc; source ~/.cshrc
Thank you adzap for pointing out the missing quote
Would be better if gnome-open would accept std in
Should be doable in KDE - anyone?
Simply pass an argument to the script to convert the manual page to a PDF:
Search manpages for a keyword. Very useful when you don't know where to find the information.
If you are already running screen then you often want to start a command in a fresh window. You use this alias by typing 's whatever' from your command line and 'whatever' starts running in a new window. Good with interactive commands like info, vim, and nethack.