how to produce a text file from man w/o formatting?
i would like to produce a text file from a man page such that text wouldn't be formatted. what i did was this...
$ man smb.conf >texfile.txt
the text file was produced, but there are some "formatting" included. when editors such as vi, kedit, and the like are used to view the text file, one can see some "garbage" before letters that need formatting. from what i observed, only "cat" can view such files properly.
what i would like to know is how i can remove those automatically. is there a way to do this?
reason? i would like to send some man pages to a user who uses only windows os...