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

UL(1)				   BSD General Commands Manual				    UL(1)

NAME
     ul -- do underlining

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

DESCRIPTION
     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 speci-
     fied by the environment variable TERM.  The file /usr/share/misc/terminfo is read to deter-
     mine the appropriate sequences for underlining.  If the terminal is incapable of underlin-
     ing, but is capable of a standout mode then that is used instead.	If the terminal can over-
     strike, or handles underlining automatically, ul degenerates to cat(1).  If the terminal
     cannot underline, underlining is ignored.

     The following options are available:

     -i      Underlining is indicated by a separate line containing appropriate dashes `-'; this
	     is useful when you want to look at the underlining which is present in an nroff(1)
	     output stream on a crt-terminal.

     -t terminal
	     Overrides the terminal type specified in the environment with terminal.

ENVIRONMENT
     The following environment variable is used:

     TERM  The TERM variable is used to relate a tty device with its device capability descrip-
	   tion (see termcap(5)).  TERM is set at login time, either by the default terminal type
	   specified in /etc/ttys or as set during the login process by the user in their login
	   file (see for example csh(1)'s setenv).

SEE ALSO
     colcrt(1), man(1), nroff(1)

HISTORY
     The ul command appeared in 3.0BSD.

BUGS
     nroff(1) usually outputs a series of backspaces and underlines intermixed with the text to
     indicate underlining.  No attempt is made to optimize the backward motion.

BSD					September 29, 2009				      BSD


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