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     TROFF(1)                                                 TROFF(1)

          troff, nroff - text formatting and typesetting

          troff [ option ] ...  [ file ] ...

          nroff [ option ] ...  [ file ] ...

          Troff formats text in the named files for printing on a
          Graphic Systems C/A/T phototypesetter; nroff for
          typewriter-like devices.  Their capabilities 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 (default N=1) to allow paper loading or chang-
                 ing, and will resume upon receipt of a newline.
                 Troff will stop the phototypesetter every N pages,
                 produce a trailer to allow changing cassettes, and
                 resume when the typesetter's start button is pressed.

          -mname Prepend the macro file /usr/lib/tmac/ to the
                 input files.

          -raN   Set register a (one-character) to N.

          -i     Read standard input after the input files are

          -q     Invoke the simultaneous input-output mode of the rd

          Nroff only

          -Tname Prepare output for specified terminal.  Known names
                 are 37 for the (default) Teletype Corporation Model

     TROFF(1)                                                 TROFF(1)

                 37 terminal, tn300 for the GE TermiNet 300 (or any
                 terminal without half-line capability), 300S for the
                 DASI-300S, 300 for the DASI-300, and 450 for the
                 DASI-450 (Diablo Hyterm).

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

          -h     Use output tabs during horizontal spacing to speed
                 output and reduce output character count.  Tab set-
                 tings are assumed to be every 8 nominal character

          Troff only

          -t     Direct output to the standard output instead of the

          -f     Refrain from feeding out paper and stopping photo-
                 typesetter at the end of the run.

          -w     Wait until phototypesetter is available, if currently

          -b     Report whether the phototypesetter is busy or avail-
                 able.  No text processing is done.

          -a     Send a printable ASCII approximation of the results
                 to the standard output.

          -pN    Print all characters in point size N while retaining
                 all prescribed spacings and motions, to reduce photo-
                 typesetter elasped time.

          -g     Prepare output for a GCOS phototypesetter and direct
                 it to the standard output (see gcat(1)).

          If the file /usr/adm/tracct is writable, troff keeps photo-
          typesetter accounting records there.  The integrity of that
          file may be secured by making troff a `set user-id' program.

          /usr/lib/suftab       suffix hyphenation tables
          /tmp/ta*              temporary file
          /usr/lib/tmac/tmac.*  standard macro files
          /usr/lib/term/*       terminal driving tables for nroff
          /usr/lib/font/*       font width tables for troff
          /dev/cat              phototypesetter
          /usr/adm/tracct       accounting statistics for /dev/cat

          J. F. Ossanna, Nroff/Troff user's manual

     TROFF(1)                                                 TROFF(1)

          B. W. Kernighan, A TROFF Tutorial
          eqn(1), tbl(1)
          col(1), tk(1) (nroff only)
          tc(1), gcat(1) (troff only)