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Doing man -t man > man.ps will export the man page for man in postscript.

How can I export it in PDF?

I have gone through the manuals and learnt about the -T option but it's a bit unclear to me.

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If groff and gropdf exists on your Linux system, you should be able to use

man -Tpdf man >man.pdf

(note the absence of a space between -T and pdf)

On an Ubuntu system, it should be enough to install the groff package to get access to gropdf.

The option argument to -T is passed on to groff and groff will use its -T option with the same option argument. So, read the groff manual about -T for more info.

  • I'm using Debian Stretch and installing only the groff package provides access to gropdf. – Neo_Returns May 19 '18 at 9:48
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Make sure you have ghostscript package installed:

sudo apt-get install ghostscript

You would need to convert the postscript to the PDF; for the command last that would be:

man -t last | ps2pdf - last.pdf
  • This works for me too but the above procedure suits me more, though I will use it for other purposes - thanks. – Neo_Returns May 19 '18 at 9:56
  • This would convert the Postscript output of man to PDF. This would work, and for text documents it may be adequate. – Kusalananda May 19 '18 at 10:27

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