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GROFF(@MAN1EXT@)					      GROFF(@MAN1EXT@)

NAME
       groff - front end for the groff document formatting system

SYNOPSIS
       groff  [ -tpeszaivhblCENRVXZ ] [ -wname ] [ -Wname ] [ -mname ] [ -Fdir
       ] [ -Tdev ] [ -ffam ] [ -Mdir ] [ -dcs ] [ -rcn ] [ -nnum ] [ -olist  ]
       [ -Parg ] [ files... ]

DESCRIPTION
       groff is a front-end to the groff document formatting system.  Normally
       it runs the @g@troff program and a postprocessor	 appropriate  for  the
       selected device.	 Available devices are:

       ps     For PostScript printers and previewers

       dvi    For TeX dvi format

       X75    For a 75 dpi X11 previewer

       X100   For a 100dpi X11 previewer

       ascii  For typewriter-like devices

       latin1 For typewriter-like devices using the ISO Latin-1 character set.

       The  postprocessor  to be used for a device is specified by the postpro
       command in the device description file.	This can  be  overridden  with
       the -X option.

       The  default device is @DEVICE@.	 It can optionally preprocess with any
       of @g@pic, @g@eqn, @g@tbl, @g@refer, or @g@soelim.

       Options without an argument can be grouped behind a single -.  A	 file‐
       name of - denotes the standard input.

       The  grog command can be used to guess the correct groff command to use
       to format a file.

OPTIONS
       -h     Print a help message.

       -e     Preprocess with @g@eqn.

       -t     Preprocess with @g@tbl.

       -p     Preprocess with @g@pic.

       -s     Preprocess with @g@soelim.

       -R     Preprocess with @g@refer.	 No mechanism is provided for  passing
	      arguments to @g@refer because most @g@refer options have equiva‐
	      lent  commands  which  can  be  included	in  the	  file.	   See
	      @g@refer(@MAN1EXT@) for more details.

       -v     Make programs run by groff print out their version number.

       -V     Print the pipeline on stdout instead of executing it.

       -z     Suppress	output	from  @g@troff.	  Only	error messages will be
	      printed.

       -Z     Do not postprocess the output of @g@troff.  Normally groff  will
	      automatically run the appropriate postprocessor.

       -Parg  Pass  arg	 to the postprocessor.	Each argument should be passed
	      with a separate -P option.  Note that groff does not  prepend  -
	      to arg before passing it to the postprocessor.

       -l     Send  the	 output	 to  a	printer.  The command used for this is
	      specified by the print command in the device description file.

       -Larg  Pass arg to the spooler.	Each argument should be passed with  a
	      separate	-L  option.  Note that groff does not prepend - to arg
	      before passing it to the postprocessor.

       -Tdev  Prepare output for device dev.  The default device is @DEVICE@.

       -X     Preview with gxditview instead of using the usual postprocessor.
	      This is unlikely to produce good results except with -Tps.

       -N     Don't  allow  newlines with eqn delimiters.  This is the same as
	      the -N option in @g@eqn.

       -a
       -b
       -i
       -C
       -E
       -wname
       -Wname
       -mname
       -olist
       -dcs
       -rcn
       -Fdir
       -Mdir
       -ffam
       -nnum  These are as described in @g@troff(@MAN1EXT@).

ENVIRONMENT
       GROFF_COMMAND_PREFIX
	      If this is  set  X,  then	 groff	will  run  Xtroff  instead  of
	      @g@troff.	 This also applies to tbl, pic, eqn, refer and soelim.
	      It does not apply to grops, grodvi, grotty and gxditview.

       GROFF_TMAC_PATH
	      A colon separated list of directories in	which  to  search  for
	      macro files.

       GROFF_TYPESETTER
	      Default device.

       GROFF_FONT_PATH
	      A colon separated list of directories in which to search for the
	      devname directory.

       PATH   The search path for commands executed by groff.

       GROFF_TMPDIR
	      The directory in which temporary files will be created.  If this
	      is not set and TMPDIR is set, temporary files will be created in
	      that directory.  Otherwise temporary files will  be  created  in
	      /tmp.  The grops(@MAN1EXT@) and @g@refer(@MAN1EXT@) commands can
	      create temporary files.

FILES
       @FONTDIR@/devname/DESC	Device description file for device name.

       @FONTDIR@/devname/F	Font file for font F of device name.

AUTHOR
       James Clark <jjc@jclark.com>

BUGS
       Report bugs to bug-groff@prep.ai.mit.edu.  Include  a  complete,	 self-
       contained  example  that	 will  allow the bug to be reproduced, and say
       which version of groff you are using.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright © 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

       groff is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it	 under
       the  terms  of  the GNU General Public License as published by the Free
       Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your  option)  any	 later
       version.

       groff  is  distributed  in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT
       ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of  MERCHANTABILITY  or
       FITNESS	FOR  A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU General Public License
       for more details.

       You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along
       with  groff;  see the file COPYING.  If not, write to the Free Software
       Foundation, 675 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.

AVAILABILITY
       The most recent released version	 of  groff  is	always	available  for
       anonymous  ftp  from  prep.ai.mit.edu  (18.71.0.38)  in	the  directory
       pub/gnu.

SEE ALSO
       grog(@MAN1EXT@),	       @g@troff(@MAN1EXT@),	    @g@tbl(@MAN1EXT@),
       @g@pic(@MAN1EXT@),	@g@eqn(@MAN1EXT@),	 @g@soelim(@MAN1EXT@),
       @g@refer(@MAN1EXT@),	   grops(@MAN1EXT@),	    grodvi(@MAN1EXT@),
       grotty(@MAN1EXT@),     gxditview(@MAN1EXT@),	groff_font(@MAN5EXT@),
       groff_out(@MAN5EXT@),	 groff_ms(@MAN7EXT@),	  groff_me(@MAN7EXT@),
       groff_char(@MAN7EXT@)

Groff Version @VERSION@		    @MDATE@		      GROFF(@MAN1EXT@)
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