Dump man page as clean text

man2txt() { man "$@" | col -bx ;}
Dumping man pages to text typically retains certain formatting such as foo^H^H^H___ for underscoring, and reverse-line feeds (not sure why). 'col -bx' removes these.
Sample Output
$ man2txt 1 cat | head    
CAT(1)                           User Commands                          CAT(1)

NAME
       cat - concatenate files and print on the standard output

SYNOPSIS
       cat [OPTION]... [FILE]...

DESCRIPTION
       Concatenate FILE(s) to standard output.

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By: bartonski
2018-10-14 01:38:04

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