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Is there a way to make LaTeX emit "man-page-like" ASCII output?

Including nice line-wrapping, indentation and headline-formatting.

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Also try troff/groff. – Andrey Vihrov Feb 11 '12 at 14:21
Related question: LaTeX to plain text for e.g. generation of statistics. Also Conversion from (La)TeX to plain text (UK TeX FAQ) might be of interest. – diabonas Feb 11 '12 at 15:07
Also related: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/19538/… – Loop Space Feb 11 '12 at 15:21
up vote 4 down vote accepted

dvi2tty is a first approximation to this.

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