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    make a pdf with txt in terminal

    to print the manual page of a command in pdf, i will type in terminal (for eg. with the avconv command)

    Code:
     man -t avconv | ps2pdf - > avconv.pdf
    now i want to print the list of audio codecs used by avconv in pdf, that is

    Code:
     avconv -codecs | grep A
    how can i manage this ?

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    Re: make a pdf with txt in terminal

    I guess there are many ways to do it. I usually filter text through mpage(1) like this
    Code:
    echo some text|mpage -2|ps2pdf
    Last edited by schragge; February 13th, 2013 at 07:32 PM.

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    Re: make a pdf with txt in terminal

    I use a HTML -> PDF converter called mPDF for generating quotes for my clients. You could try going that route.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tristam Green View Post
    I can tell you something about a turntable.
    I have two of them.
    And a microphone.
    Where it's at.

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    Re: make a pdf with txt in terminal

    Quote Originally Posted by schragge View Post
    I guess there are many ways to do it. I usually filter text through mpage(1) like this
    Code:
    echo some text|mpage -2|ps2pdf
    thx for your response !

    but i didnt succeed that way....

    Code:
    mpage 'avconv -codecs' -2 | ps2pdf - > test.pdf
    returns

    Code:
    mpage: cannot open avconv -codecs
    i did it graphically with gedit but hey this is not a geekclass solution lol

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    Re: make a pdf with txt in terminal

    No, you should did it like this
    Code:
    avconv -codecs|mpage -2|ps2pdf - >test.pdf

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    Re: make a pdf with txt in terminal

    yeah great thx !

    Code:
    avconv -codecs|grep A | mpage -2|ps2pdf - >test2.pdf
    worked as well

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