>From: Ing E Palomar Lever <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Date: Thu, 5 Dec 1996 21:59:25 -0600 (CST)
>Maybe one way could be :
>man majordomo > myfile
>That has the disadvantage that the resulting file would have strange chars.
Use the col program to filter out the "strange characters", which are reverse
line feeds and forward and reverse half-line feeds. man pages are marked up
with escape sequences from programs like nroff so that they may be printed out
in readable fashion on line printers.
Use this syntax: col -b -x <myfile >file.to.download
-b gets rid of the backspace/overprint sequences that some ancient printers
used to use, and prints only the second (more significant) character.
-x tells col not to convert whitespace to tabs within lines.
I assume your correspondent is on a Unix shell account, using a comm program
from his Windows machine. He will then need to make an ASCII transfer of the
file from his Unix account to his home machine. ASCII transfers convert the
line boundaries from one system to another. Unix uses a New Line character
(ASCII 010). DOS uses Carriage Return + Line Feed (ASCII 013 010).
If his system has it, he should download using Zmodem. From his Unix account:
sz -a file.to.download
-a converts the line boundary.
>---------- Forwarded message ----------
>Date: Thu, 05 Dec 1996 15:27:11 -0600
>From: Ralph Bagwell <email@example.com>
>I wanted to view or print out the man page of majordomo at my machine and
>have found no easy way to convert the UNIX file to my DOS (windows)
>system. I directed the page to a file at roentgen and even tried to
>capture the screen with a couple of programs. The only thing that has
>worked so far is selecting each screen (pipeing to More) and copying to
>the clipboard - very difficult.