[lemay -at- slack -dot- lne -dot- com: Re: Bold text in man pages]

Subject: [lemay -at- slack -dot- lne -dot- com: Re: Bold text in man pages]
From: Laura Lemay <lemay -at- lne -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2003 18:20:54 -0700



> Anyone know why words in bold text print out with duplicate characters
> when the man page is exported to a text file, and what can be done about
> it?
>
> For example when I do "man ssh > ssh.txt" and open the file in BBEdit or
> TextEdit (Mac OS X) bold words come out as "NNAAMMEE",
> "SSYYNNOOPPSSIISS", etc.

"man ssh" doesn't produce text. It produces terminal output. That
output includes control characters to produce boldface in a terminal
emulator. Its duplicate characters to you, I guess; it looks just
fine to me. :)

The command you're looking for is "nroff -man ssh" That'll give you
plain text.

Laura
I knew writing man pages 400 years ago would come in handy someday


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