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NROFF(1)										 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)  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.

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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