SUMMARY: "prettyprinting" SGML man pages.

From: Bruce Bowler (
Date: Mon Aug 09 1999 - 07:14:55 CDT

Many thanks to Dieter Gobbers <> who pointed me in
the direction of /usr/lib/sgml/sgml2roff which turns an sgml document into
a roff document that can then be feed to troff...

Works like a champ! Thanks again Dieter!


>Stupid question # 37...
>If I have a "troff" man page, I can do...
>troff -man $1 | /usr/lib/lp/postscript/dpost | lp
>and get nice looking output on my postscript printer. If I do that to an
>SGML formatted man page, I get nice looking SGML on the printer, not the
>man page itself. How does one get a nice, printed version of an SGML man

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