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man -t ls | ps2pdf - > ls.pdf

manpdf

Creating pdfs of manpages is really useful! But it's hard to remember the command. So create a bash script that's in your path (for instance ~/bin/manpdf), with:

#!/bin/bash
man -t $1 | ps2pdf - > $1.pdf

And be sure to chmod +x it so that you can then use it anytime you want to generate a PDF for intensive consulation.

For example:

manpdf mplayer

to create mplayer.pdf