I frequently need to read manual pages from Suns and Linux systems, but prefer to read in BBEdit. Today's trick facilitates this, by grabbing the manual page from a remote machine via ssh, unformatting it with col, and dumping it into a BBEdit window (which doesn't ask to be saved).

function manb () { ssh $1 man $2 | col -b | bbedit -t "$2@$1" --clean --view-top }

Usage is "manb host command", so "manb www up2date" opens a window titled "up2date@www" with www's up2date manual page.