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tbl - format tables for nroff or troff
tbl [ files ] ...
Tbl is a preprocessor for formatting tables for nroff or troff(1). 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 reformatted. Details are given in the reference man-
As an example, letting \t represent a tab (which should be typed as a genuine tab) the
c s s
c c s
c c c
l n n.
If no arguments are given, tbl reads the standard input, so it may be used as a filter.
When it is used with eqn or neqn the tbl command should be first, to minimize the volume
of data passed through pipes.
M. E. Lesk, TBL.
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