MAN.CONF(5) File Formats Manual MAN.CONF(5)NAME
man.conf - configuration data for man
This file is read by man(1) and contains (a) information on how to construct the search path for man, (b) full path names for various pro-
grams like nroff, eqn, tbl etc. used by man, and (c) a list with uncompressors for files with a given extension. An alternative version of
this file can be specified with
man -C private_man.conf ...
The command names may be provided with options. Useful options to nroff can be found in grotty(1). For example, instead of the default
NROFF /usr/bin/groff -mandoc -Tlatin1
one may write
NROFF /usr/bin/groff -mandoc -Tlatin1 -P-u -P-b
in order to suppress underlining and overstriking.
John W. Eaton was the original author of man. Zeyd M. Ben-Halim released man 1.2, and Andries Brouwer followed up with versions 1.3 thru
1.5p. Federico Lucifredi <firstname.lastname@example.org> is the current maintainer.
SEE ALSO col(1), (g)eqn(1), (g)pic(1), groff(1), grotty(1), (g)refer(1), (g)tbl(1), less(1), man (1) and compress(1), gzip(1).
September 19, 2005 MAN.CONF(5)
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NROFF(1) General Commands Manual NROFF(1)NAME
nroff - emulate nroff command with groff
nroff [ -h ] [ -i ] [ -mname ] [ -nnum ] [ -olist ] [ -p ] [ -rcn ] [ -S ] [ -t ] [ -Tname ] [ -U ] [ -v ] [ file ... ]
The nroff script emulates the nroff command using groff. Only ascii, latin1, utf8, and cp1047 are valid arguments for the -T option. If
an invalid or no -T option is given, nroff checks the current locale to select a default output device. It first tries the locale program,
then the environment variables LC_ALL, LC_CTYPE, and LANG, and finally the LESSCHARSET environment variable.
The -h and -c options are equivalent to grotty's options -h (using tabs in the output) and -c (using the old output scheme instead of SGR
escape sequences). The -C, -i, -n, -m, -o, and -r options have the effect described in troff(1). In addition, nroff silently ignores the
options -e, -q, and -s (which are not implemented in troff). Options -p (pic), -t (tbl), -S (safer), and -U (unsafe) are passed to groff.
-v shows the version number.
A colon separated list of directories in which to search for the groff executable before searching in PATH. If unset, `/usr/bin' is
This shell script is basically intended for use with man(1), so warnings are suppressed. nroff-style character definitions (in the file
tty-char.tmac) are also loaded to emulate unrepresentable glyphs.
SEE ALSO groff(1), troff(1), grotty(1)Groff Version 1.18.1 Nov 2003 NROFF(1)
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