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Ever wanted to print a man page in unix? You can't simply pipe the output straight to a printer device, it just won't work. Most normal workstations will have a2ps installed, a tool that converts ascii text to a PostScript file.

To print a man page: man {someSubject} | a2ps -m -P {printerName}

To save a man page in PS format: man {someSubject} | a2ps -m -o {fileName}