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man ls | col -b > ~/Desktop/man_ls.txt
2009-06-13 11:49:33
User: vigo
Functions: col ls man

You can convert any UNIX man page to .txt

man beep | sed -e '1,/Note/d; /BUGS/,$d' | awk '{print $2}' | xargs -IX sudo beep -f X -l 500
2009-04-01 06:48:48
User: jnash
Functions: awk man sed sudo xargs

Are there any creative pieces of music that can be created using beep and the shell? I'd love to hear it!

for i in $(seq 1 11) 13 14 15 16; do man iso-8859-$i; done
2009-03-31 19:40:15
User: penpen
Functions: man seq
Tags: Linux unix

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 ascii
man -t man | lp
2009-03-24 19:08:07
User: icco
Functions: man
Tags: printing

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.

alias vb='vim ~/.bashrc; source ~/.bashrc'
2009-03-02 21:01:49
User: haivu
Functions: alias col groff man

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

man -t UNIX_COMMAND | open -f -a preview
TF=`mktemp` && man -t YOUR_COMMAND >> $TF && gnome-open $TF
2009-02-18 15:18:35
User: furicle
Functions: man

Would be better if gnome-open would accept std in

Should be doable in KDE - anyone?

function man2pdf(){ man -t ${1:?Specify man as arg} | open -f -a preview; }
2009-02-16 18:29:35
User: piXelz
Functions: as man

Simply pass an argument to the script to convert the manual page to a PDF:

man2pdf drutil
man -k <keyword>
2009-02-16 15:28:57
User: raphink
Functions: man

Search manpages for a keyword. Very useful when you don't know where to find the information.

alias s='screen -X screen'; s top; s vi; s man ls;
2009-02-05 13:47:14
User: jonty
Functions: alias man

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.