Say you want to save the contents of the
man page to a file.
In the case of man page output there are backspaces and tabs that can throw off the ASCII text so you’ll probably want to clean that up.
Luckily there is a command,
coland a couple of flags
-xthat will remove backspaces and convert tabs to spaces.
So in the end the command you wind up with is something like:
man cp | col -bx > ~/Desktop/man_cp.txt
Via the maccast.