nroff(1)nroff(1)NAMEnroff - Formats text
SYNOPSISnroff [option...] [file...]
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 num‐
ber for the first generated page. Stops every N pages. The nroff com‐
mand halts after formatting N pages to allow paper reloading or chang‐
ing 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.
The nroff command formats text in the specified files for typewriter-
like devices. If no file argument is present, nroff reads from stan‐
dard input. An argument consisting of a single minus sign (-) is taken
to be a file name corresponding to standard input.
Temporary file Standard macro files Terminal driver tables for nroffSEE ALSO
Commands: checknr(1), man(1), neqn(1), soelim(1), tbl(1), catman(8)
Files: term(4), man(5), me(5), ms(5), rsml(5)nroff(1)