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View nicely formatted 'man' pages
Authored by: andyinindy on Oct 04, '04 02:31:47PM
Oh, and here's the script without the /Users/andy part (so it'll work on your system):

tell application "Finder"
	activate
	display dialog "Please enter the terminal command name for which you would like a PDF-formatted man page:" default answer ""
	set commandName to the text returned of the result
end tell
set myGrog to (do shell script "man -w " & commandName)
set myGroff to (do shell script "grog " & myGrog)
do shell script myGroff & " > $HOME/Desktop/" & commandName & ".ps"
do shell script "open $HOME/Desktop/" & commandName & ".ps"


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