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TROFF(1)										 TROFF(1)

       troff, nroff - text formatting and typesetting

       troff [ option ] ...  [ file ] ...

       nroff [ option ] ...  [ file ] ...

       Troff  formats  text in the named files for printing on a Graphic Systems C/A/T phototype-
       setter; nroff for typewriter-like  devices.   Their  capabilities  are  described  in  the
       Nroff/Troff user's manual.

       If  no  file argument is present, the standard input is read.  An argument consisting of a
       single minus (-) is taken to be a file name corresponding  to  the  standard  input.   The
       options, which may appear in any order so long as they appear before the files, are:

       -olist Print  only  pages whose page numbers appear in the comma-separated list of numbers
	      and ranges.  A range N-M means pages N through M; an  initial  -N  means	from  the
	      beginning to page N; and a final N- means from N to the end.

       -nN    Number first generated page N.

       -sN    Stop  every N pages.  Nroff will halt prior to every N pages (default N=1) to allow
	      paper loading or changing, and will resume upon receipt of a newline.   Troff  will
	      stop  the  phototypesetter  every N pages, produce a trailer to allow changing cas-
	      settes, and resume when the typesetter's start button is pressed.

       -mname Prepend the macro file /usr/lib/tmac/tmac.name to the input files.

       -raN   Set register a (one-character) to N.

       -i     Read standard input after the input files are exhausted.

       -q     Invoke the simultaneous input-output mode of the rd request.

       Nroff only

       -Tname Prepare output for specified terminal.  Known names are 37 for the (default)  Tele-
	      type  Corporation Model 37 terminal, tn300 for the GE TermiNet 300 (or any terminal
	      without half-line capability), 300S for the DASI-300S, 300 for  the  DASI-300,  and
	      450 for the DASI-450 (Diablo Hyterm).

       -e     Produce equally-spaced words in adjusted lines, using full terminal resolution.

       -h     Use output tabs during horizontal spacing to speed output and reduce output charac-
	      ter count.  Tab settings are assumed to be every 8 nominal character widths.

       Troff only

       -t     Direct output to the standard output instead of the phototypesetter.

       -f     Refrain from feeding out paper and stopping phototypesetter at the end of the run.

       -w     Wait until phototypesetter is available, if currently busy.

       -b     Report whether the phototypesetter is busy or available.	 No  text  processing  is

       -a     Send a printable ASCII approximation of the results to the standard output.

       -pN    Print  all  characters  in point size N while retaining all prescribed spacings and
	      motions, to reduce phototypesetter elasped time.

       -g     Prepare output for a GCOS phototypesetter and direct it to the standard output (see

       If  the	file  /usr/adm/tracct is writable, troff keeps phototypesetter accounting records
       there.  The integrity of that file may be secured by making troff a `set user-id' program.

       /usr/lib/suftab	     suffix hyphenation tables
       /tmp/ta* 	     temporary file
       /usr/lib/tmac/tmac.*  standard macro files
       /usr/lib/term/*	     terminal driving tables for nroff
       /usr/lib/font/*	     font width tables for troff
       /dev/cat 	     phototypesetter
       /usr/adm/tracct	     accounting statistics for /dev/cat

       J. F. Ossanna, Nroff/Troff user's manual
       B. W. Kernighan, A TROFF Tutorial
       eqn(1), tbl(1)
       col(1), tk(1) (nroff only)
       tc(1), gcat(1) (troff only)

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