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- To: advocacy_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Umm...
- From: Vadim Vygonets <vadik-openbsd-advocacy_(_at_)_cs_(_dot_)_huji_(_dot_)_ac_(_dot_)_il>
- Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2001 01:59:03 +0200
- Mail-followup-to: advocacy_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
Quoth Reuben Sailor on Tue, Jan 30, 2001:
> I would appreciate the scripts. As a newbie, I was unaware that converting
> the man pages to pdf would be so easy.
What I have is not something to convert individual man pages to
some printable format, but rather to convert the multitude of man
pages on the system to several PostScript books. Similar scripts
may be found in /usr/src/share/man, but, as they haven't been
used for printing real books for a very long time, they don't
work on some systems (I haven't checked OpenBSD, though). I
remember I once failed to use them out of the box (it was after
those scripts were written, and we wanted a somewhat different
output anyway), but I don't remember what the problem was.
The scripts I have were written by one of my collegues, and then
completed by me. If you still want them, mail me, but please be
aware that (a) they were written for BSD/OS 4.0 Beta in 1998, so
they may or may not work for you, and (b) they use some software
which was downloaded years ago and then customized (that's what
cs.huji sysadmins do for fun), and if you're not able to compile
it, nobody will hear your screams.
> I was going to bring them over to my windows box and use Acrobat 4.0 to do
> the converting.
>From what format? Troff? And why not download Ghostview (or GV)
for Windows while you're at it?
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