nroff


SYNOPSIS
       nroff [-CchipStUvwW] [-dcs] [-Mdir] [-mname] [-nnum] [-olist] [-rcn]
             [-Tname] [file ...]
       nroff --help
       nroff -v | --version

DESCRIPTION
       The nroff script emulates the nroff command using groff.   Only  ascii,
       latin1,  utf8,  and  cp1047 are devices accepted by nroff to select the
       output encoding emitted by grotty, groff's TTY output device.  If  nei-
       ther  the GROFF_TYPESETTER environment variable nor the -T command line
       option (which overrides the environment variable) specifies  a  (valid)
       device,  nroff  checks  the  current  locale to select a default output
       device.  It first tries the locale program, then the environment  vari-
       ables  LC_ALL, LC_CTYPE, and LANG, and finally the LESSCHARSET environ-
       ment 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,  -r,  -w,  and  -W
       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 and --version  show  the  version  number,  --help
       prints a help message.

ENVIRONMENT
       GROFF_TYPESETTER
              The  default  device for groff.  If not set (which is the normal
              case), it defaults to `ps'.

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

NOTES
       This shell script is basically intended for use  with  man(1).   nroff-
       style character definitions (in the file tty-char.tmac) are also loaded
       to emulate unrepresentable glyphs.

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



Groff Version 1.20.1            09 January 2009                       NROFF(1)
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