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nroff - emulate nroff command with groff



        nroff - emulate nroff command with groff


        nroff [ -CchipStUv ] [ -dcs ] [ -Mdir ] [ -mname ] [ -nnum ] [ -olist ]
              [ -rcn ] [ -Tname ] [ file ... ]


        The nroff script emulates the nroff command using groff.   Only  ascii,
        latin1, koi8-r, utf8, and cp1047 are valid arguments for the -T option,
        selecting the output encoding emitted by  grotty,  groff’s  TTY  output
        device.   If an invalid or no -T option is given, nroff checks the cur‐
        rent locale to select a default output  device.   It  first  tries  the
        locale  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  the  output)  and  -c  (using  the old output scheme instead of SGR
        escape sequences).  The -d, -C, -i, -M, -m, -n, -o, and -r options have
        the  effect described in troff(1).  In addition, nroff silently ignores
        the options -e, -q, and  -s  (which  are  not  implemented  in  troff).
        Options  -p  (pic), -t (tbl), -S (safer), and -U (unsafe) are passed to
        groff.  -v shows the version number.


               A colon separated list of directories in which to search for the
               groff executable before searching in PATH.  If unset, ‘/usr/bin’
               is used.


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


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