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NetBSD 6.1.5 - man page for grn (netbsd section 1)

GRN(1)											   GRN(1)

       grn - groff preprocessor for gremlin files

       grn [ -Cv ] [ -Tdev ] [ -Mdir ] [ -Fdir ] [ file... ]

       It is possible to have whitespace between a command line option and its parameter.

       grn  is a preprocessor for including gremlin pictures in groff input.  grn writes to stan-
       dard output, processing only input lines between two that start with .GS and  .GE.   Those
       lines  must  contain grn commands (see below).  These commands request a gremlin file, and
       the picture in that file is converted and placed in  the  troff	input  stream.	 The  .GS
       request	may be followed by a C, L, or R to center, left, or right justify the whole grem-
       lin picture (default justification is center).  If no  file  is	mentioned,  the  standard
       input  is  read.  At the end of the picture, the position on the page is the bottom of the
       gremlin picture.  If the grn entry is ended with .GF instead of .GE, the position is  left
       at the top of the picture.

       Please note that currently only the -me macro package has support for .GS, .GE, and .GF.

       The following command-line options are understood:

       -Tdev  Prepare  output  for  printer  dev.   The  default  device is ps.  See groff(1) for
	      acceptable devices.

       -Mdir  Prepend dir to the default search path for gremlin files.  The default path is  (in
	      that   order)   the   current   directory,  the  home  directory,  /usr/share/tmac,
	      /usr/share/tmac, and /usr/share/tmac.

       -Fdir  Search dir for subdirectories devname (name is the name of the device) for the DESC
	      file     before	  the	 default    font    directories    /usr/share/groff_font,
	      /usr/share/groff_font, and /usr/share/groff_font.

       -C     Recognize .GS and .GE (and .GF) even when followed by a character other than  space
	      or newline.

       -v     Print the version number.

       Each  input line between .GS and .GE may have one grn command.  Commands consist of one or
       two strings separated by white space, the first string being the command  and  the  second
       its operand.  Commands may be upper or lower case and abbreviated down to one character.

       Commands  that affect a picture's environment (those listed before default, see below) are
       only in effect for the current picture: The environment is reinitialized to  the  defaults
       at the start of the next picture.  The commands are as follows:

       1 N
       2 N
       3 N
       4 N    Set  gremlin's text size number 1 (2, 3, or 4) to N points.  The default is 12 (16,
	      24, and 36, respectively).

       roman f
       italics f
       bold f
       special f
	      Set the roman (italics, bold, or special) font to troff's font f (either a name  or
	      number).	The default is R (I, B, and S, respectively).

       l f
       stipple f
	      Set the stipple font to troff's stipple font f (name or number).	The command stip-
	      ple may be abbreviated down as far as  `st'  (to	avoid  confusion  with	special).
	      There is no default for stipples (unless one is set by the default command), and it
	      is invalid to include a gremlin picture with polygons without specifying a  stipple

       x N
       scale N
	      Magnify  the  picture  (in  addition to any default magnification) by N, a floating
	      point number larger than zero.  The command scale may be abbreviated down to `sc'.

       narrow N
       medium N
       thick N
	      Set the thickness of gremlin's narrow (medium and thick, respectively) lines  to	N
	      times  0.15pt (this value can be changed at compile time).  The default is 1.0 (3.0
	      and 5.0, respectively), which corresponds to 0.15pt  (0.45pt  and  0.75pt,  respec-
	      tively).	 A thickness value of zero selects the smallest available line thickness.
	      Negative values cause the line thickness to be proportional to  the  current  point

       pointscale <off/on>
	      Scale text to match the picture.	Gremlin text is usually printed in the point size
	      specified with the commands 1, 2, 3, or 4, regardless of any scaling factors in the
	      picture.	 Setting  pointscale will cause the point sizes to scale with the picture
	      (within troff's limitations, of course).	An operand of anything but off will  turn
	      text scaling on.

	      Reset  the  picture  environment	defaults  to the settings in the current picture.
	      This is meant to be used as a global parameter setting mechanism at  the	beginning
	      of the troff input file, but can be used at any time to reset the default settings.

       width N
	      Forces the picture to be N inches wide.  This overrides any scaling factors present
	      in the same picture.  `width 0' is ignored.

       height N
	      Forces picture to be N inches high, overriding  other  scaling  factors.	 If  both
	      `width'  and `height' are specified the tighter constraint will determine the scale
	      of the picture.  Height and width commands are not saved with  a	default  command.
	      They will, however, affect point size scaling if that option is set.

       file name
	      Get picture from gremlin file name located the current directory (or in the library
	      directory; see the -M option above).  If two file commands are  given,  the  second
	      one  overrides  the first.  If name doesn't exist, an error message is reported and
	      processing continues from the .GE line.

       Since grn is a preprocessor, it doesn't know about current indents, point sizes,  margins,
       number registers, etc.  Consequently, no troff input can be placed between the .GS and .GE
       requests.  However, gremlin text is now processed by troff, so anything legal in a  single
       line  of  troff	input  is  legal in a line of gremlin text (barring `.' directives at the
       beginning of a line).  Thus, it is possible to have equations within a gremlin  figure  by
       including  in  the  gremlin file eqn expressions enclosed by previously defined delimiters
       (e.g.  $$).

       When using grn along with other preprocessors, it is best to  run  tbl  before  grn,  pic,
       and/or ideal to avoid overworking tbl.  Eqn should always be run last.

       A  picture is considered an entity, but that doesn't stop troff from trying to break it up
       if it falls off the end of a page.  Placing the picture between `keeps' in -me macros will
       ensure proper placement.

       grn  uses troff's number registers g1 through g9 and sets registers g1 and g2 to the width
       and height of the gremlin figure (in device units) before entering the .GS  request  (this
       is for those who want to rewrite these macros).

       There  exist  two  distinct gremlin file formats, the original format from the AED graphic
       terminal version, and the SUN or X11 version.  An extension to the SUN/X11 version  allow-
       ing reference points with negative coordinates is not compatible with the AED version.  As
       long as a gremlin file does not contain negative coordinates, either format will  be  read
       correctly by either version of gremlin or grn.  The other difference to the SUN/X11 format
       is the use of names for picture objects (e.g., POLYGON, CURVE) instead of numbers.   Files
       representing the same picture are shown in Table 1 in each format.

				 sungremlinfile        gremlinfile
				 0 240.00 128.00       0 240.00 128.00
				 CENTCENT	       2
				 240.00 128.00	       240.00 128.00
				 185.00 120.00	       185.00 120.00
				 240.00 120.00	       240.00 120.00
				 296.00 120.00	       296.00 120.00
				 *		       -1.00 -1.00
				 2 3		       2 3
				 10 A Triangle	       10 A Triangle
				 POLYGON	       6
				 224.00 416.00	       224.00 416.00
				 96.00 160.00	       96.00 160.00
				 384.00 160.00	       384.00 160.00
				 *		       -1.00 -1.00
				 5 1		       5 1
				 0		       0
				 -1		       -1

					Table 1. File examples

       o      The  first  line	of  each gremlin file contains either the string gremlinfile (AED
	      version) or sungremlinfile (SUN/X11)

       o      The second line of the file contains an orientation, and x and y values for a posi-
	      tioning  point, separated by spaces.  The orientation, either 0 or 1, is ignored by
	      the SUN/X11 version.  0 means that gremlin will display things in horizontal format
	      (drawing	area  wider than it is tall, with menu across top).  1 means that gremlin
	      will display things in vertical format (drawing area taller than it is  wide,  with
	      menu  on	left side).  x and y are floating point values giving a positioning point
	      to be used when this file is read into another file.  The stuff on this line really
	      isn't all that important; a value of ``1 0.00 0.00'' is suggested.

       o      The  rest  of  the file consists of zero or more element specifications.	After the
	      last element specification is a line containing the string ``-1''.

       o      Lines longer than 127 characters are chopped to this limit.

       o      The first line of each element contains a single decimal number giving the type  of
	      the element (AED version) or its ASCII name (SUN/X11 version).  See Table 2.

			       gremlin File Format - Object Type Specification

			   AED Number	SUN/X11 Name	       Description
				0	BOTLEFT        bottom-left-justified text
				1	BOTRIGHT       bottom-right-justified text
				2	CENTCENT       center-justified text
				3	VECTOR	       vector
				4	ARC	       arc
				5	CURVE	       curve
				6	POLYGON        polygon
				7	BSPLINE        b-spline
				8	BEZIER	       Bezier
			       10	TOPLEFT        top-left-justified text
			       11	TOPCENT        top-center-justified text
			       12	TOPRIGHT       top-right-justified text
			       13	CENTLEFT       left-center-justified text
			       14	CENTRIGHT      right-center-justified text
			       15	BOTCENT        bottom-center-justified text

						   Table 2.
				     Type Specifications in gremlin Files

       o      After  the  object  type	comes a variable number of lines, each specifying a point
	      used to display the element.  Each line contains an x-coordinate and a y-coordinate
	      in floating point format, separated by spaces.  The list of points is terminated by
	      a line containing the string ``-1.0 -1.0'' (AED  version)  or  a	single	asterisk,
	      ``*'' (SUN/X11 version).

       o      After  the  points comes a line containing two decimal values, giving the brush and
	      size for the element.  The brush determines the style in which  things  are  drawn.
	      For vectors, arcs, and curves there are six legal brush values:

					1 -	  thin dotted lines
					2 -	  thin dot-dashed lines
					3 -	  thick solid lines
					4 -	  thin dashed lines
					5 -	  thin solid lines
					6 -	  medium solid lines

	      For  polygons, one more value, 0, is legal.  It specifies a polygon with an invisi-
	      ble border.  For text, the brush selects a font as follows:

				      1 -	roman (R font in groff)
				      2 -	italics (I font in groff)
				      3 -	bold (B font in groff)
				      4 -	special (S font in groff)

	      If you're using grn to run your pictures through groff, the font is really  just	a
	      starting	font:  The  text  string can contain formatting sequences like ``\fI'' or
	      ``\d'' which may change the font (as well as do many other things).  For text,  the
	      size  field is a decimal value between 1 and 4.  It selects the size of the font in
	      which the text will be drawn.  For polygons, this size field is  interpreted  as	a
	      stipple  number to fill the polygon with.  The number is used to index into a stip-
	      ple font at print time.

       o      The last line of each element contains a decimal number and a string of characters,
	      separated  by a single space.  The number is a count of the number of characters in
	      the string.  This information is only used for text elements, and contains the text
	      string.	There can be spaces inside the text.  For arcs, curves, and vectors, this
	      line of the element contains the string ``0''.

       gremlin was designed for AEDs, and its coordinates reflect the AED coordinate space.   For
       vertical  pictures, x-values range 116 to 511, and y-values from 0 to 483.  For horizontal
       pictures, x-values range from 0 to 511 and y-values range from 0  to  367.   Although  you
       needn't	absolutely  stick  to this range, you'll get best results if you at least stay in
       this vicinity.  Also, point lists are terminated by a point of (-1, -1), so you	shouldn't
       ever  use  negative  coordinates.   gremlin writes out coordinates using format ``%f1.2'';
       it's probably a good idea to use the same format if you want to modify the grn code.

       There is no longer a restriction on the range of coordinates used to create objects in the
       SUN/X11	version of gremlin.  However, files with negative coordinates will cause problems
       if displayed on the AED.

       /usr/share/groff_font/devname/DESC   Device description file for device name.

       gremlin(1), groff(1), pic(1), ideal(1)

       David Slattengren and Barry Roitblat wrote the original Berkeley grn.

       Daniel Senderowicz and Werner Lemberg modified it for groff.

Groff Version 1.19.2			 February 6, 2006				   GRN(1)

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