One option is to install the source package. This will give you access to the topic.tex source.
rpm -Uhv core-utils-<version>.src.rpm
cd /usr/src/packages/SPECS # The "packages" part may be different on your system.
rpmbuild -bp core-utils.spec # This may apply patches to the document sources
# There may by targets to produce the documentation such as
or make pdf
As a last resort, cd to the "doc" subdirectory, and if a core-utils.tex file exists:
This will produce a .dvi file which you can print out from kdvi or xdvi, or you could use dvips to convert it to postscript.
This may seem like a lot of work, but will become routine after a few times. The documents produced look very good. Also, many of the documents you will discover this way are lengthy manuals. The bashref, and core-utils manual s are long enough to fill a 3 ring binder. Having them nicely typeset makes using them easier.
Also consider printing out man pages this way:
man -t <topic> | lp -d <printername>
You might want to preview an example this way:
man -t tar | gv -scale 2 -antialias -media letter -
Last edited by jschiwal; 10-07-2005 at 06:44 PM.