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From: Grant Edwards <grante@××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] How to get plain ascii from "man"?
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2009 22:12:48
Message-Id: gqea84$ov5$1@ger.gmane.org
How do you get a plain ascii file (no backspacing, no escape
sequences) out of "man"?  Running it through col or colcrt
doesn't work anymore, because the default output contains ANSI
color escape sequences.

grotty apparently outputs ANSI color escape sequences
regardless of whether or not the output is a tty and regardless
of the TERM setting.

Who decided that everyting in the friggin' world was an ANSI
color crt even if it's not a tty and TERM isn't set?

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Grant Edwards                   grante             Yow! Am I SHOPLIFTING?
                                  at               
                               visi.com

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[gentoo-user] Re: How to get plain ascii from "man"? Grant Edwards <grante@××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] How to get plain ascii from "man"? Paul Hartman <paul.hartman+gentoo@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] How to get plain ascii from "man"? Walter Dnes <waltdnes@××××××××.org>