read manpage of a unix command as pdf in preview (Os X)

man -t UNIX_COMMAND | open -f -a preview

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By: vranx
2009-02-24 13:12:16

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What Others Think

on plan9 man -p keyword
maht · 486 weeks and 4 days ago
Nifty... but man is pretty powerful for finding info man something and then hit the h key.
vaporub · 486 weeks and 3 days ago
omg! thanx a lot! great...
vigo · 471 weeks ago

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