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UL(1)											    UL(1)

       ul - do underlining

       ul [ -i ] [ -t terminal ] [ name ...  ]

       Ul  reads the named files (or standard input if none are given) and translates occurrences
       of underscores to the sequence which indicates underlining for the  terminal  in  use,  as
       specified  by  the  environment	variable TERM.	The -t option overrides the terminal kind
       specified in the environment.  The file /etc/termcap is read to determine the  appropriate
       sequences for underlining.  If the terminal is incapable of underlining, but is capable of
       a standout mode then that is used instead.  If the terminal  can  overstrike,  or  handles
       underlining  automatically,  ul	degenerates to cat(1).	If the terminal cannot underline,
       underlining is ignored.

       The -i option causes ul to indicate underlining onto by a separate line containing  appro-
       priate  dashes  `-';  this  is  useful  when  you want to look at the underlining which is
       present in an nroff output stream on a crt-terminal.

       man(1), nroff(1), colcrt(1)

       Nroff usually outputs a series of backspaces and underlines intermixed with  the  text  to
       indicate underlining.  No attempt is made to optimize the backward motion.

4th Berkeley Distribution		   May 7, 1986					    UL(1)
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