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tbl(1)							      General Commands Manual							    tbl(1)

Name
       tbl - format tables for nroff or *roff

Syntax
       tbl [files...]

Description
       The  preprocessor  is used for formatting tables for or The input files are copied to the standard output, except for lines between .TS and
       .TE command lines, which are assumed to describe tables and are reformatted.

Options
       -TX     Produces output without fractional line motions.  Use when the destination output device or printer or  post-filter  cannot  handle
	       fractional line motions.

       -ms     Reads in macros prior to table formatting.

       -mm     Reads in the macros prior to table formatting, if your system has the macros installed.

Examples
       As an example, letting 	 represent a tab (which should be typed as a genuine tab) the input

	      .TS
	      c s s
	      c c s
	      c c c
	      l n n.
	      Household Population
	      Town	Households
	      	Number	Size
	      Bedminster	789	3.26
	      Bernards Twp.	3087	3.74
	      Bernardsville	2018	3.30
	      Bound Brook	3425	3.04
	      Branchburg	1644	3.49
	      Bridgewater	7897	3.81
	      Far Hills	240	3.19
	      .TE

       yields

		  Household Population
		  Town	       Households
			      Number   Size
	      Bedminster	789    3.26
	      Bernards Twp.    3087    3.74
	      Bernardsville    2018    3.30
	      Bound Brook      3425    3.04
	      Branchburg       1644    3.49
	      Bridgewater      7897    3.81
	      Far Hills 	240    3.19

       If  no  arguments are given, reads the standard input, so it may be used as a filter.  When is used with or the command should be first, to
       minimize the volume of data passed through pipes.

See Also
       nroff(1)
       "Tbl - A Program to Format Tables," ULTRIX Supplementary Documents, Vol. I:General User

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NAME
tbl - format tables for nroff or troff SYNOPSIS
tbl [-me] [-mm] [-ms] [filename]... DESCRIPTION
tbl is a preprocessor for formatting tables for nroff(1) or troff(1). The input filenames are copied to the standard output, except that lines between .TS and .TE command lines are assumed to describe tables and are reformatted. If no arguments are given, tbl reads the standard input, so tbl may be used as a filter. When tbl is used with eqn(1) or neqn, the tbl command should be first, to minimize the volume of data passed through pipes. OPTIONS
-me Copy the -me macro package to the front of the output file. -mm Copy the -mm macro package to the front of the output file. -ms Copy the -ms macro package to the front of the output file. EXAMPLES
Example 1: Using tbl As an example, letting `@' (at-sign) represent a TAB, which should be typed as an actual TAB character in the input file .TS c s s c c s c c c l n n. Household Population Town@Households @Number@Size Bedminster@789@3.26 Bernards Twp.@3087@3.74 Bernardsville@2018@3.30 Bound Brook@3425@3.04 Branchburg@1644@3.49 .TE yields Household Population Town Households Number Size Bedminster 789 3.26 Bernards Twp. 3087 3.74 Bernardsville 2018 3.30 Bound Brook 3425 3.04 Branchburg 1644 3.49 FILES
/usr/share/lib/tmac/e -me macros /usr/share/lib/tmac/m -mm macros /usr/share/lib/tmac/s -ms macros ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWdoc | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
eqn(1), nroff(1), troff(1), attributes(5) SunOS 5.10 2 Aug 1994 tbl(1)
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