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nroff(1)							      nroff(1)

       nroff - format text

       [options] file ...

       is  a  text formatting program that interprets source text contained in
       file and prepares it for printing on typewriter-like devices  and  line
       printers.   If file name is or not specified, standard input is used as
       source text.

       If the file contains  plain  text  with	no  formatter  requests,  uses
       default	line  lengths  and page dimensions to produce readable output,
       outputting a blank line for each blank line encountered in  the	input,
       and  filling  and adjusting text to both margins.  ignores any lines in
       the source text that begin with a period but are	 not  valid  formatter

   Source File Preparation
       Document	 source	 file preparation is usually easier when text is coded
       using macro packages such as mm(1) which provide a high-level interface
       for headings, page footers, lists, and other features, rather than cod‐
       ing the file with inherently low-level requests.

       recognizes the following command-line options, which can appear in  any
       order but must appear before the file argument:

	      Print only pages whose page numbers appear in the
			     list  of numbers and ranges, separated by commas.
			     A range means pages n through m; an initial means
			     from  the	beginning to page n; and a final means
			     from n to the end.	 (See WARNINGS below.)

	      Number first generated page

	      Stop every     n pages.  halts after every n pages (default n=1)
			     to	 allow	paper loading or changing, and resumes
			     upon receipt of a	line-feed  or  new-line	 (new-
			     lines do not work in pipelines, such as with When
			     halts between pages, an ASCII is sent to the ter‐

	      Set register   a (which must have a one-character name) to N.

	      Read standard input after
			     files are exhausted.

	      Invoke the simultaneous input-output mode of the

	      Print only messages generated by
			     (terminal message) requests.

	      Precede the input
			     files  with  the  non-compiled (ASCII text) macro

			     where LANG is the value of the environment	 vari‐
			     able.  If is not set or

			     does  not	exist,	the  following	file  is  used

	      Prepare output for specified terminal.
			     Known names are as follows:

			     for the (default)
				     TELETYPE Model 37 terminal
			     for the GE TermiNet 300 (or any terminal  without
				     half-line capability)
			     for the DASI 300s
			     for the DASI 300
			     for the DASI 450
			     for a (generic)
				     ASCII line printer
			     for the DTC-382
			     for the Trendata 4000A
			     for the Anderson Jacobson 832
			     for a (generic)
				     EBCDIC printer
			     for the Hewlett-Packard 2631 line printer
			     for  a  (generic) 16-bit character printer having
			     ratio of 2 to 3
				     in 8-bit and 16-bit character width
			     for Hewlett-Packard
				     PCL3 and newer laser printers.

	      Produce equally-spaced words in adjusted lines,
			     using the full resolution of the particular  ter‐

	      Use output tabs during horizontal spacing
			     to	 speed	output	and  reduce  output  character
			     count.  Tab settings  are	assumed	 to  be	 every
			     eight nominal character widths.

	      Set the emboldening factor (number of character overstrikes)
			     for  the  third  font position (bold) to n, or to
			     zero if n is missing.

	      If this option is specified on the command line, it  allows  the
			     of	 the  special  feature	provided by some Asian
			     printers which prints two column wide  characters
			     in 3/2 column wide boxes.

   Environment Variables
       determines the interpretation of text as single and/or multi-byte char‐

       is used to determine the search path for the option.   also  determines
       the language in which messages are displayed.

       If  is  not specified in the environment or is set to the empty string,
       the value of is used as a default for each unspecified or  empty	 vari‐
       able.   If is not specified or is set to the empty string, a default of
       "C" (see lang(5)) is used instead of If any internationalization	 vari‐
       able  contains  an invalid setting, behaves as if all internationaliza‐
       tion variables are set to "C".  See environ(5).

       The following command prints the first five pages of the document whose
       source file is filename:

       Note  that  there  should not be a space between the and the or the and

       To print only pages 1, 3, and 4 type:

       When is used with the option inside a pipeline, it may cause a harmless
       "broken pipe" diagnostic if the last page of the document is not speci‐
       fied in list.

       Standard macro files
       Terminal driving tables for
       Suffix hyphenation tables
       Standard macro files and pointers

       col(1), mm(1), neqn(1), soelim(1), ul(1), man(5).


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