Create a pdf version of a manpage

man -t manpage | ps2pdf - filename.pdf
Quick and dirty version. I made a version that checks if a manpage exists (but it's not a oneliner). You must have ps2pdf and of course Ghostscript installed in your box. Enhancements appreciated :-)

By: TetsuyO
2010-12-19 22:40:18

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Very nice.
RanyAlbeg · 571 weeks and 6 days ago
seattlegaucho · 571 weeks and 5 days ago
Of course you know that positional parameters don't normally work like that at the command line. You could do set -- filename of course, but you'd probably prefer man -t filename | ps2pdf - filename.pdf unless you put it in a function or script. Note also that you need to have Ghostscript installed.
dennisw · 571 weeks and 5 days ago
@dennisw: you're right, I'll correct the command :-)
TetsuyO · 571 weeks and 5 days ago
very nice idea A quick tweak to add in .bashrc man2pdf () { man -w $1 && man -t $1 | ps2pdf - $1.pdf; }
forcefsck · 571 weeks and 2 days ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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