NROFF(1) General Commands Manual NROFF(1)
nroff - text formatting
nroff [ option ] ... [ file ] ...
Nroff formats text in the named files for typewriter-like devices. See also troff(1). The full capabilities of nroff are described in the
Nroff/Troff User's Manual.
If no file argument is present, the standard input is read. An argument consisting of a single minus (-) is taken to be a file name corre-
sponding to the standard input.
The options, which may appear in any order so long as they appear before the files, are:
-olist 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.
-nN Number first generated page N.
-sN Stop every N pages. Nroff will halt prior to every N pages (default N=1) to allow paper loading or changing, and will resume upon
receipt of a newline.
-mname Prepend the macro file /usr/share/tmac/tmac.name to the input files.
-raN Set register a (one-character) to N.
-i Read standard input after the input files are exhausted.
-q Invoke the simultaneous input-output mode of the rd request.
-Tname Prepare output for specified terminal. Known names are 37 for the (default) Teletype Corporation Model 37 terminal, tn300 for the
GE TermiNet 300 (or any terminal without half-line capability), 300S for the DASI-300S, 300 for the DASI-300, and 450 for the
DASI-450 (Diablo Hyterm).
-e Produce equally-spaced words in adjusted lines, using full terminal resolution.
-h Use output tabs during horizontal spacing to speed output and reduce output character count. Tab settings are assumed to be every 8
nominal character widths.
/tmp/ta* temporary file
/usr/share/tmac/tmac.* standard macro files
/usr/share/term/* terminal driving tables for nroff
J. F. Ossanna, Nroff/Troff user's manual
B. W. Kernighan, A TROFF Tutorial
troff(1), eqn(1), tbl(1), ms(7), me(7), man(7), col(1)
4.2 Berkeley Distribution October 22, 1996 NROFF(1)