NROFF(1) BSD Reference Manual NROFF(1)
nroff - text formatting
nroff [option] ... [file] ...
Nroff formats text in the named files for typewriter-like devices. See also troff(1). The full capabilities of nroff 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 (de- fault N=1) to allow paper loading or changing, and will resume upon receipt of a newline. -mname Prepend the macro file /usr/share/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. -Tname Prepare output for specified terminal. Known names are: 37 for the Teletype Corporation Model 37 terminal, col standard teletype terminal after processing through col(1); linked to ascii and latin1, depends on the helper application for reverse-line and half-line capa- bility, otherwise identical to crt, crt the default; linked to lpr and tn300, for the GE Ter- miNet 300 (or any terminal without reverse-line or half-line capability), 300 for the DTC 300, 302 for the DTC 302S and the DTC 300S, 382 for the DTC 382, 450 for the DTC 450 and the IPSI 1622, 833 for the AJ 832/833, epson for the Epson FX-80, itoh for the C:ITOH Prowriter nec for the NEC-55?0/77?0 Spinwriter, with the Courier- 72/Manifold thimble, nec-t for the NEC-55?0/77?0 Spinwriter, with the Tech- Math/Times-Roman thimble, nec25-t for the NEC-5525/7725 Spinwriter, with the Tech- Math/Times-Roman thimble, qume for the Qume Sprint 5 or 9, x-ecs for the Xerox/Diablo 1730/630, extended character set, xerox for the Xerox 17?0 or the Diablo 16?0. Most of these also have versions for 12 pitch. See /usr/share/tmac/README.tab for more information. -e Produce equally-spaced words in adjusted lines, using full termi- nal resolution. -h Use output tabs during horizontal spacing to speed output and reduce output character count. Tab settings are assumed to be every 8 nominal character widths. -B Do not add a second blank after a full stop ("french spacing"). -c Ignored for compatibility with GNU groff. This option may impact input processing compatibility.
/tmp/ta* Temporary file. /usr/share/tmac/tmac.* Standard macro files /usr/share/tmac/tab* Terminal driving tables for nroff.
troff(1), eqn(1), tbl(1), ms(7), me(7), man(7), col(1) J. F. Ossanna, Nroff/Troff user's manual. B. W. Kernighan, A TROFF Tutorial.
An nroff command appeared in Version 6 AT&T UNIX. The version described here appeared in Version 7 AT&T UNIX. This code went into an open source system with MirOS #5. Improved compatibility of MirNroff with GNU groff was achieved with MirOS #10. 4.2 Berkeley Distribution November 22, 2009 1
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