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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     checknr - check nroff/troff files

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     checknr [-fs] [-a.x1.y1.x2.y2. ... .xn.yn] [-c.x1.x2.x3. ...
.xn] [file]

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     checknr  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

     The options are as follows:

     -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 undefined.

     -f      Request checknr to ignore ` font changes.

     -s      Ignore `ize changes.

     Delimiters checked are:

     1.   Font changes using  ... .

     2.   Size changes using . .

     3.    Macros that come in open ... close forms, for example,
the .TS and
          .TE macros which must always come in pairs.

     checknr 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 ` and `ommands, in that each `' must be terminated
     with  `'  and  each  ` must be terminated with `'.  While it
     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 `' and `' forms anyway, you should think of
this as
     a contribution to your document preparation style.

     checknr knows about the ms(7) and me(7) macro packages.

DIAGNOSTICS    [Toc]    [Back]

     Complaints about unmatched delimiters.  Complaints about unrecognized
     commands.   Various complaints about the syntax of commands.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     nroff(1), troff(1), me(7), ms(7)

HISTORY    [Toc]    [Back]

     The checknr command appeared in 4.0BSD.

BUGS    [Toc]    [Back]

     There is no way to define a 1 character macro name using -a.

     Does  not correctly recognize certain reasonable constructs,
such as conditionals.

OpenBSD      3.6                           June      6,      1993
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