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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       nroff - Formats text

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

       nroff [option...] [file...]

OPTIONS    [Toc]    [Back]

       Options  can  appear  in any order as long as they precede
       any file names.  Prints  only  pages  whose  page  numbers
       appear  in  the comma-separated list of numbers and ranges
       specified in the list argument. A range of N-M means pages
       N  through  M.   An argument of the form -N means from the
       beginning of the text up to page N.  An  argument  of  the
       form N- means from page N to the end of the text.  Directs
       nroff to use N as the number for the first generated page.
       Stops  every  N pages.  The nroff command halts after formatting
 N pages to allow paper reloading or  changing  and
       resumes  when  it receives a new line signal.  The default
       for    N    is    1.     Prepends    the    macro     file
       /usr/share/lib/tmac/tmac.name  to  the  files specified in
       the nroff command line.  Sets register a to N.  The register
 specification is limited to a single character.  Reads
       from standard input after the specified list of  files  is
       exhausted.   Invokes the simultaneous input-output mode of
       the .rd request.  Prepares output for the specified terminal.
   The  name  argument  refers  to  tabname  files  in
       /usr/share/lib/term.   The  default  name  is  lpr,  which
       refers  to  a  dumb  10-pitch  printer with no halfline or
       upline  capability.   Produces  equally-spaced  words   in
       adjusted lines, using full terminal resolution.  Uses output
 tabs during horizontal spacing  to  speed  output  and
       reduce  output  character count.  Tab settings are assumed
       to be every eight nominal character widths.

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       The nroff command formats text in the specified files  for
       typewriter-like  devices.  If no file argument is present,
       nroff reads from standard input.  An  argument  consisting
       of a single minus sign (-) is taken to be a file name corresponding
 to standard input.

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

       Temporary file Standard macro files Terminal driver tables
       for nroff

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

       Commands:  checknr(1), man(1), neqn(1), soelim(1), tbl(1),

       Files:  term(4), man(5), me(5), ms(5), rsml(5)

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