MM(1) MM(1) NAME mm - print out documents formatted with the MM macros SYNOPSIS mm [ options ] [ files ] DESCRIPTION Mm can be used to type out documents using nroff(1) and the MM text-formatting macro package. It has options to specify preprocessing by tbl(1) and/or neqn(1) and postprocessing by various terminal-oriented output filters. The proper pipe- lines and the required arguments and flags for nroff(1) and MM are generated, depending on the options selected. Options for mm are given below. Any other arguments or flags (e.g., -rC3) are passed to nroff(1) or to MM, as appropriate. Such options can occur in any order, but they must appear before the files arguments. If no arguments are given, mm prints a list of its options. -Tterm Specifies the type of output terminal; for a list of recognized values for term, type help term2. If this option is not used, mm will use the value of the shell variable $TERM from the environment (see profile(5) and environ(7)) as the value of term, if $TERM is set; otherwise, mm will use 450 as the value of term. If several terminal types are speci- fied, the last one takes precedence. -12 Indicates that the document is to be produced in 12-pitch. May be used when $TERM is set to one of 300, 300s, 450, and 1620. (The pitch switch on the DASI 300 and 300s terminals must be manually set to 12 if this option is used.) -c Causes mm to invoke col(1); note that col(1) is invoked automatically by mm unless term is one of 300, 300s, 450, 37, 4000A, 382, 4014, tek, 1620, and X. -e Causes mm to invoke neqn(1); also causes neqn to read the /usr/pub/eqnchar file (see eqnchar(7)). -t Causes mm to invoke tbl(1). -E Invokes the -e option of nroff(1). -y Causes mm to use the non-compacted version of the macros (see mm(7)). As an example (assuming that the shell variable $TERM is set in the environment to 450), the two command lines below are equivalent: mm -t -rC3 -12 ghh* tbl ghh* | nroff -cm -T450-12 -h -rC3 MM(1) MM(1) Mm reads the standard input when - is specified instead of any file names. (Mentioning other files together with - leads to disaster.) This option allows mm to be used as a filter, e.g.: cat dws | mm - HINTS 1. Mm invokes nroff(1) with the -h flag. With this flag, nroff(1) assumes that the terminal has tabs set every 8 character positions. 2. Use the -olist option of nroff(1) to specify ranges of pages to be output. Note, however, that mm, if invoked with one or more of the -e, -t, and - options, together with the -olist option of nroff(1) may cause a harmless ``broken pipe'' diagnostic if the last page of the doc- ument is not specified in list. 3. If you use the -s option of nroff(1) (to stop between pages of output), use line-feed (rather than return or new-line) to restart the output. The -s option of nroff(1) does not work with the -c option of mm, or if mm automatically invokes col(1) (see -c option above). 4. If you lie to mm about the kind of terminal its output will be printed on, you'll get (often subtle) garbage; however, if you are redirecting output into a file, use the -T37 option, and then use the appropriate terminal filter when you actually print that file. SEE ALSO col(1), env(1), eqn(1), greek(1), mmt(1), nroff(1), tbl(1), profile(5), mm(7), term(7). MM-Memorandum Macros by D. W. Smith and J. R. Mashey. Typing Documents with MM by D. W. Smith and E. M. Piskorik. DIAGNOSTICS ``mm: no input file'' if none of the arguments is a readable file and mm is not used as a filter.