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Old 12-15-2001
Copying Man pages

Copying the man pages to the floppy is no problem , but reading
the files from a windows pc is nearly impossible because hundreds of special characters are included in the output when I try to read the copied man page from Notebook.

Is there a way to format the manpage before i copy it to a floppy so that a windows pc can view it properly?

The floppies that i am trying to copy to have been formatted using the KDE floppy formatter to a dos
filesystem.

I don't have access to any windows programs or a perl interpreter on the windows machine that i will be using so i need it formatted correctly before copying. Thanks!
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Old 12-16-2001
Pipe the man command to "col -b". Example:

man vi | col -b > manpage.txt
 

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