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NROFF(1)							      NROFF(1)

       nroff - format documents for display or line-printer

       nroff [-ehiq] [-mname] [-nN] [-opagelist] [-raN] [-sN]
	    [-Tname] [-uN] [filename...]

       The  nroff  utility  formats text in the named filename for typewriter-
       like devices. See also troff(1).

       If no filename 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 can appear in any order so
       long as they appear before the files.

		     Produces  equally-spaced  words  in adjusted lines, using
		     full terminal resolution.

		     Uses output TAB characters during horizontal  spacing  to
		     speed output and reduces output character count. TAB set‐
		     tings are assumed to be every 8 nominal character widths.

		     Reads the	standard  input	 after	the  input  files  are

		     Does not print output that was read from an .rd request.

		     Prepends  the  macro file /usr/share/lib/tmac/name to the
		     input files.

		     Numbers first generated page N.

		     Prints 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.

		     Sets register a (one-character) to N.

		     Stops  every  N pages. nroff halts prior to every N pages
		     (default N=1) to allow paper  loading  or	changing,  and
		     resumes upon receipt of a NEWLINE.

		     Prepares output for a device of the specified name. Known
		     names are:

				   Teletype Corporation Model  37  terminal  —
				   this is the default.

		     lp | tn300
				   GE  —  any line printer or terminal without
				   half-line capability.


				   DASI-300 — 12-pitch.



				   DASI-382 (fancy DTC 382).

				   DASI-450 (Diablo Hyterm).

				   DASI-450 (Diablo Hyterm) — 12-pitch.

				   AJ 832.

		     Set the emboldening factor for the font mounted in	 posi‐
		     tion  3  to N.  If N is missing, then set the emboldening
		     factor to 0.

       The following operand is supported:

		   The file containing text to be processed by nroff.

       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.


	   temporary file (see NOTES)


	   standard macro files


	   terminal driving tables for nroff


	   index to terminal description files

       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       │CSI	       │ Enabled	 │

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

       /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  num‐
       ber 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 can be included in a document and subsequently used
       to display a two-digit year. Notice that any other  available  one-  or
       two-character register name can 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 \} \}

				  Nov 1, 2007			      NROFF(1)

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