man.output.better.ps.enabled — Enable enhanced print/PostScript output?
If the value of the
man.output.better.ps.enabled parameter is
non-zero, certain markup is embedded in each generated man page
such that PostScript output from the man -Tps
command for that page will include a number of enhancements
designed to improve the quality of that output.
zero (the default), no such markup is embedded in generated man
pages, and no enhancements are included in the PostScript
output generated from those man pages by the man
The enhancements provided by this parameter rely on features that are specific to groff (GNU troff) and that are not part of “classic” AT&T troff or any of its derivatives. Therefore, any man pages you generate with this parameter enabled will be readable only on systems on which the groff (GNU troff) program is installed, such as GNU/Linux systems. The pages will not not be readable on systems on with the classic troff (AT&T troff) command is installed.
The value of this parameter only affects PostScript output generated from the man command. It has no effect on output generated using the FO backend.
You can generate PostScript output for any man page by running the following command:
You can then generate PDF output by running the following command: