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SunOS man pages : nroff (1)

User Commands                                            nroff(1)


nroff - format documents for display or line-printer


nroff [ -ehiq ] [ -mname ] [ -nN ] [ -opagelist ] [ -raN ] [ -sN ] [ -Tname ]


nroff formats text in the named files for typewriter-like devices. See also troff(1). If no file argument is present, nroff reads the standard input. An argument consisting of a `-' is taken to be a file name corresponding to the standard input.


The following options are supported. Options may appear in any order so long as they appear before the files. -e Produce equally-spaced words in adjusted lines, using full terminal resolution. -h Use output TAB characters during horizontal spacing to speed output and reduce output character count. TAB settings are assumed to be every 8 nominal character widths. -i Read the standard input after the input files are exhausted. -q Invoke the simultaneous input-output mode of the rd(9F) request. -mname Prepend the macro file /usr/share/lib/tmac/ to the input files. -nN Number first generated page N. -opagelist Print only pages whose page numbers appear in the comma-separated list of numbers and ranges. A range N-M means pages N through M; an initial -N means from the beginning to page N; and a final N- means from N to the end. -raN Set register a (one-character) to N. -sN Stop every N pages. nroff will halt prior to every N pages (default N=1) to allow paper loading or chang- ing, and will resume upon receipt of a NEWLINE. SunOS 5.8 Last change: 22 Jul 1998 1 User Commands nroff(1) -Tname Prepare output for a device of the specified name. Known names are: 37 Teletype Corporation Model 37 terminal - this is the default. lp | tn300 GE - any line printer or terminal without half- line capability. 300 DASI-300. 300-12 DASI-300 - 12-pitch. 300S DASI-300S. 300S-12 DASI-300S. 382 DASI-382 (fancy DTC 382). 450 DASI-450 (Diablo Hyterm). 450-12 DASI-450 (Diablo Hyterm) - 12-pitch. 832 AJ 832.


Example 1: Formatting with a macro package The following command formats using the -me macro package, and stopping every 4 pages: example% nroff -s4 -me


See environ(5) for descriptions of the following environment variables that affect the execution of nroff: LC_CTYPE, LC_MESSAGES, and NLSPATH.


/usr/tmp/trtmp* temporary file (see NOTES) /usr/share/lib/tmac/tmac.* standard macro files /usr/share/lib/nterm/* SunOS 5.8 Last change: 22 Jul 1998 2 User Commands nroff(1) terminal driving tables for nroff /usr/share/lib/nterm/README index to terminal description files


See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attri- butes: ____________________________________________________________ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | |_____________________________|_____________________________| | Availability | SUNWdoc | |_____________________________|_____________________________| | CSI | Enabled | |_____________________________|_____________________________|


checknr(1), col(1), eqn(1), man(1), tbl(1), troff(1), attributes(5), environ(5), me(5), ms(5), term(5), rd(9F)


/usr/tmp is currently a symbolic link to /var/tmp. Previous documentation incorrectly described the numeric register yr as being the "Last two digits of current year". yr is in actuality the number of years since 1900. To correctly obtain the last two digits of the current year through the year 2099, the definition given below of string register yy may be included in a document and subsequently used to display a two-digit year. Note that any other avail- able one- or two-character register name may be substituted for yy. .\" definition of new string register yy--last two digits of year .\" use yr (# of years since 1900) if it is < 100 .ie \n(yr<100 .ds yy \n(yr .el \{ .\" else, subtract 100 from yr, store in ny .nr ny \n(yr-100 .ie \n(ny>9 \{ .\" use ny if it is two digits .ds yy \n(ny .\" remove temporary number register ny .rr ny \} .el \{.ds yy 0 .\" if ny is one digit, append it to 0 .as yy \n(ny .rr ny \} \} SunOS 5.8 Last change: 22 Jul 1998 3