nroff(1)							     nroff(1)



NAME

  nroff - Formats text

SYNOPSIS

  nroff [ flag ... ] [ file ... ]

FLAGS

  Flags can appear in any order as long as they precede any file names.

  -Olist
      Prints only pages whose page numbers appear in the comma-separated list
      of numbers and ranges specified in the list argument.  A range of N-M
      means pages N through M.	An argument of the form -N means from the
      beginning of the text up to page N.  An argument of the form N- means
      from page N to the end of the text.

  -nN Directs nroff to use N as the number for the first generated page.

  -sN Stops every N pages.  The nroff command halts after formatting N pages
      to allow paper reloading or changing and resumes when it receives a new
      line signal.  The default for N is 1.

  -mname
      Prepends the macro file /usr/share/lib/tmac/tmac.name to the files
      specified in the nroff command line.

  -raN
      Sets register a to N.  The register specification is limited to a sin-
      gle character.

  -i  Reads from standard input after the specified list of files is
      exhausted.

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

  -Tname
      Prepares output for the specified terminal.  The name argument refers
      to tabname files in /usr/share/lib/term.	The default name is lpr,
      which refers to a dumb 10-pitch printer with no halfline or upline
      capability.

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

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



DESCRIPTION

  The nroff command formats text in the specified files for typewriter-like
  devices.  If no file argument is present, nroff reads from standard input.
  An argument consisting of a single minus sign (-) is taken to be a file
  name corresponding to standard input.

FILES

  /tmp/ta*     Temporary file

  /usr/share/lib/tmac/tmac.*
	       Standard macro files

  /usr/share/lib/term/tab*
	       Terminal driver tables for nroff

RELATED INFORMATION

  Commands:  checknr(1), man(1), neqn(1), soelim(1), tbl(1), catman(8).

  Files:  term(4), man(5), me(5), ms(5), rsml(5)