checknr -- check nroff/troff files
checknr [-a.x1.y1.x2.y2. ... .xn.yn] [-c.x1.x2.x3 ... .xn] [-s] [-f] file
The checknr utility checks a list of nroff(1) or troff(1) input files for
certain kinds of errors involving mismatched opening and closing delimiters
and unknown commands. If no files are specified, checknr checks
the standard input.
The following options are available:
-a Add additional pairs of macros to the list of known macros. This
must be followed by groups of six characters, each group defining
a pair of macros. The six characters are a period, the first
macro name, another period, and the second macro name. For example,
to define a pair .BS and .ES, use `-a.BS.ES'
-c Define commands which would otherwise be complained about as
-f Request checknr to ignore `\f' font changes.
-s Ignore `\s' size changes.
Delimiters checked are:
1. Font changes using \fx ... \fP.
2. Size changes using \sx ... \s0.
3. Macros that come in open ... close forms, for example, the .TS and
.TE macros which must always come in pairs.
The checknr utility is intended for use on documents that are prepared
with checknr in mind, much the same as lint(1). It expects a certain
document writing style for `\f' and `\s' commands, in that each `\fx'
must be terminated with `\fP' and each `\sx' must be terminated with
`\s0'. While it will work to directly go into the next font or explicitly
specify the original font or point size, and many existing documents
actually do this, such a practice will produce complaints from checknr.
Since it is probably better to use the `\fP' and `\s0' forms anyway, you
should think of this as a contribution to your document preparation
The checknr utility knows about the ms(7) and me(7) macro packages.
nroff(1), troff(1), me(7), ms(7)
Complaints about unmatched delimiters. Complaints about unrecognized
commands. Various complaints about the syntax of commands.
There is no way to define a 1 character macro name using -a.
Does not correctly recognize certain reasonable constructs, such as conditionals.
The checknr command appeared in 4.0BSD.
FreeBSD 5.2.1 June 6, 1993 FreeBSD 5.2.1 [ Back ]