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Re: How to print man pages on letter size paper





Date: Sat, 04 Feb 2006 09:43:45 -0800
From: Jonathan Ryshpan <jonrysh pacbell net >
Subject: How to print man pages on letter size paper
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When I print a man page by using
       man -t foo | lpr
it comes out formatted for A4 size paper.  How can I force
the output to be for letter size (8-1/2 by 11 in) paper?

This doesn't look as easy as it ought to be.

jon
 
Hi jon!
 
Learning how to do this is one of my projects for today - I am glad you asked.
 
One way I have found that I like is to do a (for a printout of the "iptables" manpage):
 
man iptables | col -b > iptables.txt
 
This will place a copy of the text of the man page in the working directory called 'iptables.txt".  Then I use a text editor of choice to edit/view as I like.  In the case of iptables, the page is 57 pages long so for paper conservation I will want to print two pages per page (front and back) so OOo is my choice.
 
I have noted that others have answered your question more directly.  This is, however, probably my solution of choice.
 
Enjoy!
 
Tod

 

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