MirOS Manual: man(7)


MAN(7)              UNIX Programmer's Manual               MAN(7)

NAME

     man - (deprecated) macros to typeset manual

SYNOPSIS

     nroff  -man  file ...

     troff  -man  file ...

DESCRIPTION

     These macros were used in the past to lay out pages of this
     manual. A skeleton page may be found in the file
     /usr/share/misc/man.template. The new macros are in

     Any text argument t may be zero to six words. Quotes may be
     used to include blanks in a `word'. If text is empty, spe-
     cial treatment is applied to the next input line with text
     to be printed. In this way .I may be used to italicize a
     whole line, or .SM may be followed by .B to make small bold
     letters.

     A prevailing indent distance is remembered between succes-
     sive indented paragraphs, and is reset to default value upon
     reaching a non-indented paragraph. Default units for indents
     i are ens.

     Type font and size are reset to default values before each
     paragraph, and after processing font and size setting mac-
     ros.

     These strings are predefined by -man:

     \*R  `(Reg)', trademark symbol in troff.

     \*S  Change to default type size.

FILES

     /usr/share/tmac/tmac.an.old
     /usr/share/misc/man.template

SEE ALSO

     man(1), troff(1)

BUGS

     Relative indents don't nest.

REQUESTS

Request Cause If no Explanation

             Break Argument
.B t         no    t=n.t.l.*Text t is bold.
.BI t        no    t=n.t.l. Join words of t alternating bold and
                            italic.
.BR t        no    t=n.t.l. Join words of t alternating bold and

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                            Roman.
.DT          no    .5i 1i...Restore default tabs.
.HP i        yes   i=p.i.*  Set prevailing indent to i. Begin
                            paragraph with hanging indent.
.I t         no    t=n.t.l. Text t is italic.
.IB t        no    t=n.t.l. Join words of t alternating italic
                            and bold.
.IP x i      yes   x=""     Same as .TP with tag x.
.IR t        no    t=n.t.l. Join words of t alternating italic
                            and Roman.
.LP          yes   -        Same as .PP.
.PD d        no    d=.4v    Interparagraph distance is d.
.PP          yes   -        Begin paragraph. Set prevailing
                            indent to .5i.
.RE          yes   -        End of relative indent. Set prevail-
                            ing indent to amount of starting .RS.
.RB t        no    t=n.t.l. Join words of t alternating Roman and
                            bold.
.RI t        no    t=n.t.l. Join words of t alternating Roman and
                            italic.
.RS i        yes   i=p.i.   Start relative indent, move left mar-
                            gin in distance i. Set prevailing
                            indent to .5i for nested indents.
.SH t        yes   t=n.t.l. Subhead.
.SM t        no    t=n.t.l. Text t is small.
.TH n c x v m      yes      -Begin page named n of chapter c; x
                            is extra commentary, e.g. `local',
                            for page foot center; v alters page
                            foot left, e.g. `4th Berkeley Distri-
                            bution'; m alters page head center,
                            e.g. `Brand X Programmer's Manual'.
                            Set prevailing indent and tabs to
                            .5i.
.TP i        yes   i=p.i.   Set prevailing indent to i. Begin
                            indented paragraph with hanging tag
                            given by next text line. If tag
                            doesn't fit, place it on separate
                            line.

* n.t.l. = next text line; p.i. = prevailing indent

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