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 corresponding 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) Tele-
type 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 charac-
ter 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)