[Techtalk] cut off man pages

Noir acknak_halflife at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Dec 30 00:22:26 EST 2003

On Mon, Dec 29, 2003 at 11:17:51AM +0000, Telsa Gwynne wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 29, 2003 at 01:55:28PM +0600 or thereabouts, Noir wrote:
> > I, sometimes, have to take notes off man pages. I was wondering if there's
> > any way I can *copy* specific parts/ lines of man pages and *paste* it in
> > another text file while being in the console mode. I use vim 6.1.
> Do you want the formatting preserved, btw? Is there a reason you
> don't just do "man foo | col -b > filename" (you need the col -b
> to remove all the control characters that otherwise show up) and 
> then edit whatever you called filename to leave only what you 
> need?

Common sense is not so common these days. Thanks heaps for reminding me this. 

ps: Are you *Hobbit* ? ;)

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