man-db vs. man

Hans Ulrich Niedermann hun at
Fri Feb 12 22:01:47 UTC 2010

On Fri, 12 Feb 2010 17:53:50 +0100
Till Maas <opensource at> wrote:

> In a package of mine, "man -l" is used to create a plaintext version
> of the manpage, which seems to only work with man-db. Could this be a
> Feature for F14 to use man-db instead of man or are there major
> reasons not to do this? 

If you need that feature urgently, you can run

   $ man ./whatever.1 | col -b > whatever.1.txt

Hans Ulrich Niedermann
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