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MAN(7)											   MAN(7)

NAME
       man - macros to typeset manual

SYNOPSIS
       nroff  -man  file ...

       troff  -man  file ...

DESCRIPTION
       These  macros  are  used to lay out pages of this manual.  A skeleton page may be found in
       the file /usr/man/man.template.

       Any text argument t may be zero to six words.  Quotes may be used to include blanks  in	a
       `word'.	 If  text is empty, special treatment is applied to the next input line with text
       to be printed.  In this way .I may be used to italicize a whole line, or .SM may  be  fol-
       lowed by .B to make small bold letters.

       A  prevailing indent distance is remembered between successive indented paragraphs, and is
       reset to default value upon reaching a non-indented paragraph.  Default units for  indents
       i are ens.

       Type font and size are reset to default values before each paragraph, and after processing
       font and size setting macros.

       These strings are predefined by -man:

       \*R    `(Reg)', trademark symbol in troff.

       \*S    Change to default type size.

FILES
       /usr/share/tmac/tmac.an
       /usr/man/man.template

SEE ALSO
       troff(1), man(1)

BUGS
       Relative indents don't nest.

REQUESTS
			    Request	 Cause If  no	 Explanation		   Break Argument
			    .B	    t	     no    t=n.t.l.*Text      t     is	   bold.      .BI
			    t	     no    t=n.t.l. Join words of t alternating bold and  italic.
			    .BR  t	   no	 t=n.t.l. Join	words  of  t alternating bold and
			    Roman.   .DT	  no	.5i  1i...Restore  default   tabs.    .HP
			    i	     yes   i=p.i.*  Set  prevailing indent to i.  Begin paragraph
			    with hanging indent.  .I t	       no    t=n.t.l. Text t  is  italic.
			    .IB  t	  no	t=n.t.l. Join  words  of t alternating italic and
			    bold.  .IP x i	yes   x=""     Same  as  .TP  with  tag  x.   .IR
			    t	     no    t=n.t.l. Join words of t alternating italic and Roman.
			    .LP 	 yes   -	Same	     as 	.PP.	      .PD
			    d	     no    d=.4v    Interparagraph	 distance      is      d.
			    .PP 	 yes   -	Begin paragraph.  Set  prevailing  indent
			    to	.5i.   .RE	    yes   -	   End	of  relative indent.  Set
			    prevailing	 indent    to	 amount    of	 starting    .RS.     .RB
			    t	     no    t=n.t.l. Join  words  of t alternating Roman and bold.
			    .RI t	 no    t=n.t.l. Join words of  t  alternating  Roman  and
			    italic.  .RS i	  yes	i=p.i.	 Start relative indent, move left
			    margin in distance i.   Set  prevailing  indent  to  .5i  for  nested
			    indents.	    .SH       t        yes   t=n.t.l. Subhead.	      .SM
			    t	     no    t=n.t.l. Text   t   is   small.    .TH   n	c   x	v
			    m	   yes	    -Begin  page named n of chapter c; x is extra commen-
			    tary, e.g. `local', for page foot center; v alters	page  foot  left,
			    e.g.  `4th	Berkeley  Distribution';  m alters page head center, e.g.
			    `Brand X Programmer's Manual'.  Set prevailing  indent  and  tabs  to
			    .5i.   .TP i	yes   i=p.i.   Set prevailing indent to i.  Begin
			    indented paragraph with hanging tag given by next text line.  If  tag
			    doesn't fit, place it on separate line.

       * n.t.l. = next text line; p.i. = prevailing indent

7th Edition				 October 22, 1996				   MAN(7)
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