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User Commands                                              tbl(1)

NAME

tbl - format tables for nroff or troff

SYNOPSIS

tbl [ -me ] [ -mm ] [ -ms ] [ filename ] ...

DESCRIPTION

tbl is a preprocessor for formatting tables for nroff(1) or troff(1). The input filenames are copied to the standard output, except that lines between .TS and .TE command lines are assumed to describe tables and are reformatted. If no arguments are given, tbl reads the standard input, so tbl may be used as a filter. When tbl is used with eqn(1) or neqn, the tbl command should be first, to minimize the volume of data passed through pipes.

OPTIONS

-me Copy the -me macro package to the front of the output file. -mm Copy the -mm macro package to the front of the output file. -ms Copy the -ms macro package to the front of the output file.

EXAMPLES

Example 1: Using tbl As an example, letting `@' (at-sign) represent a TAB, which should be typed as an actual TAB character in the input file .TS c s s c c s c c c l n n. Household Population Town@Households @Number@Size Bedminster@789@3.26 Bernards Twp.@3087@3.74 Bernardsville@2018@3.30 Bound Brook@3425@3.04 Branchburg@1644@3.49 .TE yields Household Population Town Households SunOS 5.8 Last change: 2 Aug 1994 1 User Commands tbl(1) Number Size Bedminster 789 3.26 Bernards Twp. 3087 3.74 Bernardsville 2018 3.30 Bound Brook 3425 3.04 Branchburg 1644 3.49

FILES

/usr/share/lib/tmac/e -me macros /usr/share/lib/tmac/m -mm macros /usr/share/lib/tmac/s -ms macros

ATTRIBUTES

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

SEE ALSO

eqn(1), nroff(1), troff(1), attributes(5) SunOS 5.8 Last change: 2 Aug 1994 2