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TC(1)							      General Commands Manual							     TC(1)

tc - photoypesetter simulator SYNOPSIS
tc [ -t ] [ -sN ] [ -pL ] [ file ] DESCRIPTION
Tc interprets its input (standard input default) as device codes for a Graphic Systems phototypesetter (cat). The standard output of tc is intended for a Tektronix 4015 (a 4014 terminal with ASCII and APL character sets). The sixteen typesetter sizes are mapped into the 4014's four sizes; the entire TROFF character set is drawn using the 4014's character generator, using overstruck combinations where necessary. Typical usage: troff -t file | tc At the end of each page tc waits for a newline (empty line) from the keyboard before continuing on to the next page. In this wait state, the command e will suppress the screen erase before the next page; sN will cause the next N pages to be skipped; and !line will send line to the shell. The command line options are: -t Don't wait between pages; for directing output into a file. -sN Skip the first N pages. -pL Set page length to L. L may include the scale factors p (points), i (inches), c (centimeters), and P (picas); default is picas. '-l w' Multiply the default aspect ratio, 1.5, of a displayed page by l/w. SEE ALSO
troff(1), plot(1G) BUGS
Font distinctions are lost. tc's character set is limited to ASCII in just one size. The aspect ratio option is unbelievable. 7th Edition April 29, 1985 TC(1)

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TROFF(1)						      General Commands Manual							  TROFF(1)

troff, nroff - text formatting and typesetting SYNOPSIS
troff [ option ] ... [ file ] ... nroff [ option ] ... [ file ] ... DESCRIPTION
Troff formats text in the named files for printing on a Graphic Systems C/A/T phototypesetter; nroff for typewriter-like devices. Their capabilities 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 corre- sponding 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. Troff will stop the phototypesetter every N pages, produce a trailer to allow changing cassettes, and resume when the typesetter's start button is pressed. -mname Prepend the macro file /usr/lib/tmac/ 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. Nroff only -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 settings are assumed to be every 8 nominal character widths. Troff only -t Direct output to the standard output instead of the phototypesetter. -f Refrain from feeding out paper and stopping phototypesetter at the end of the run. -w Wait until phototypesetter is available, if currently busy. -b Report whether the phototypesetter is busy or available. No text processing is done. -a Send a printable ASCII approximation of the results to the standard output. -pN Print all characters in point size N while retaining all prescribed spacings and motions, to reduce phototypesetter elasped time. -g Prepare output for a GCOS phototypesetter and direct it to the standard output (see gcat(1)). If the file /usr/adm/tracct is writable, troff keeps phototypesetter accounting records there. The integrity of that file may be secured by making troff a `set user-id' program. FILES
/usr/lib/suftab suffix hyphenation tables /tmp/ta* temporary file /usr/lib/tmac/tmac.* standard macro files /usr/lib/term/* terminal driving tables for nroff /usr/lib/font/* font width tables for troff /dev/cat phototypesetter /usr/adm/tracct accounting statistics for /dev/cat SEE ALSO
J. F. Ossanna, Nroff/Troff user's manual B. W. Kernighan, A TROFF Tutorial eqn(1), tbl(1) col(1), tk(1) (nroff only) tc(1), gcat(1) (troff only) TROFF(1)

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