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

TBL(1)					       General Commands Manual					       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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