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GNU Screen - viewing hardcopy (binary)

I generate a hardcopy (C-a h) of an ncurses screen which has some formatting on it (boxes, highlights).

If I "cat" the file, i get only text.
If I do a
Code:
cat hardcopy.n | less

, then i see a lot of control characters where the boxes are.
Code:
most hardcopy.n

shows me a hexdump of the file.
Code:
less hardcopy.n

prompts that its a binary file, and then shows me the boxes as control characters (as in the cat pipe less)

Is there some utility or setting that would show me the file just like when I see it inside the app, or close to it.

I've attached the file as a .txt file.
(I am using the screen that comes with OS X, 10.5.8 PPC btw - I used GNU in the subject for searching)
 

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