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

TROFF(1)				       General Commands Manual					     TROFF(1)

NAME
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 is used for 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 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. 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/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. 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 elapsed time. -Ffontdir The directory fontdir contains the font width tables instead of the default directory /usr/share/fonts. This option can be used to produce output for devices besides the phototypesetter. 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
/tmp/ta* temporary file /usr/share/tmac/tmac.* standard macro files /usr/share/term/* terminal driving tables for nroff /usr/share/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), ms(7), me(7), man(7), col(1) 7th Edition October 22, 1996 TROFF(1)


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