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BSD 2.11 - man page for nroff (bsd section 1)

NROFF(1)				       General Commands Manual					     NROFF(1)

NAME
nroff - text formatting
SYNOPSIS
nroff [ option ] ... [ file ] ...
DESCRIPTION
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) 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 set- tings are assumed to be every 8 nominal character widths.
FILES
/tmp/ta* temporary file /usr/share/tmac/tmac.* standard macro files /usr/share/term/* terminal driving tables for nroff
SEE ALSO
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)


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