How can I print man pages without losing the formatting?
To get the italic and bold fonts from the man file on a LaserJet:
$ zcat manfile.1 | nroff -man -Tlj | lp ...
On a PostScript printer (you'll need GNU groff):
$ zcat manfile.1 | groff -man -Tps | lp ...
If your man file is a complex one including tables, pipe it through 'tbl'
before piping it through 'nroff'.
Some man pages like ioctl(2) may need the HP macros:
$ zcat manfile.1 | groff -t -e -C -M/usr/lib/tmac -man -Tps | lp ...
Note, on man files that are not compressed, use cat in place of zcat.
5.9.5 How can I view and print Postscript (.ps) files?
To view PostScript files, install the GhostScript package as well as the
GhostView (gv) package. Then you can use gv (an X app) to display .ps
To print PostScript (.ps) files, it is necessary to have a
If you do have a PostScript printer, simply use the 'lp' command as
$ lp foo.ps
If you do not, there are public domain programs, for example,
that can convert PostScript to other printer languages such as PCL.