I've been using groff to make ps files for printing with the -man flag. If I want to convert anything else such as a header file or just the output from ls -l or other program the line breaks are ignored, producing a mess. How can I get groff to see and respect the line breaks in use in the shell?
This produces an output but the tabs are messed up:
groff -mom hexd.c > out.ps
But this messes with both tabs and line breaks:
cat hexd.c | groff -mom > out.ps
What I would really like is something like this:
man -t gdb | open -f -a preview
Which opens a perfect post script version of the man page in preview on max os.
man -t is equivalent to:
groff -Tps -mandoc -c