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NROFF(1)                                                              NROFF(1)



NAME
       nroff - emulate nroff command with groff(1,7)

SYNOPSIS
       nroff [ -CchipStUv ] [ -dcs ] [ -mname ] [ -nnum ] [ -olist ] [ -rcn ]
             [ -Tname ] [ file(1,n) ... ]

DESCRIPTION
       The nroff script emulates the nroff command using groff.   Only  ascii(1,7),
       latin1, utf8, and cp1047 are valid arguments for the -T option, select-
       ing the output encoding(3,n) emitted by grotty, groff(1,7)'s TTY  output  device.
       If an invalid or no -T option is given, nroff checks the current locale(3,5,7)
       to select(2,7,2 select_tut) a default output device.  It first tries the locale(3,5,7)  program,
       then  the environment variables LC_ALL, LC_CTYPE, and LANG, and finally
       the LESSCHARSET environment variable.

       The -h and -c options are equivalent to grotty's options -h (using tabs
       in(1,8)  the  output)  and  -c  (using  the old output scheme instead of SGR
       escape sequences).  The -d, -C, -i, -m, -n, -o, and -r options have the
       effect  described in(1,8) troff(1).  In addition, nroff silently ignores the
       options -e, -q, and -s (which are not implemented in(1,8)  troff).   Options
       -p  (pic),  -t  (tbl), -S (safer), and -U (unsafe) are passed to groff(1,7).
       -v shows the version(1,3,5) number.

ENVIRONMENT
       GROFF_BIN_PATH
              A colon separated list of directories in(1,8) which to search for the
              groff(1,7) executable before searching in(1,8) PATH.  If unset, `/usr/bin'
              is used.

NOTES
       This shell script is basically intended for use with man(1,5,7)(1),  so  warn-
       ings  are  suppressed.   nroff-style character definitions (in(1,8) the file(1,n)
       tty-char.tmac) are also loaded to emulate unrepresentable glyphs.

SEE ALSO
       groff(1,7)(1), troff(1), grotty(1)



Groff Version 1.19.1            5 January 2004                        NROFF(1)

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