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TROFF(1)										 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 phototype-
       setter; 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 cas-
	      settes, 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  direc-
	      tory  /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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