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TBL(1)											   TBL(1)

NAME
       tbl - format tables for nroff or troff

SYNOPSIS
       tbl [ files ] ...

DESCRIPTION
       Tbl  is	a  preprocessor for formatting tables for nroff or troff(1).  The input files are
       copied to the standard output, except for lines between

	Details are given in the
       tbl(1)
	reference manual.

       EXAMPLE
	tab) thesinputxample, letting \t represent a tab (which should be typed as a genuine

		      .TS
	c s s
	c c s
	c c c
	l n n.
	Household Population
	Town\tHouseholds
	\tNumber\tSize
	Bedminster\t789\t3.26
	Bernards Twp.\t3087\t3.74
	Bernardsville\t2018\t3.30
	Bound Brook\t3425\t3.04
	Branchburg\t1644\t3.49
	Bridgewater\t7897\t3.81
	Far Hills\t240\t3.19
	.TE

	       yields

						   Household Population
					    Town Households
						   NumberSize
       Bedminster								   783.26:
       Bernards Twp.								  3083.74:
       Bernardsville								  2013.30:
       Bound Brook								  3423.04:
       Branchburg								  1643.49:
       Bridgewater								  7893.81:
       Far Hills								   243.19:

       If no arguments are given, tbl reads the standard input, so it may be used  as  a  filter.
       When  tbl is used with eqn or neqn the tbl command should be first, to minimize the volume
       of data passed through pipes.

SEE ALSO
       troff(1), eqn(1)
       M. E. Lesk, TBL.

7th Edition				  April 29, 1985				   TBL(1)
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