Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: 4 November 2014
nroff - emulate nroff command with groff
script emulates the
command using groff.
are devices accepted by
to select the output encoding emitted by
groff's TTY output device.
If neither the
environment variable nor the
command line option (which overrides the environment variable)
specifies a (valid) device,
checks the current locale to select a default output device.
It first tries the
program, then the environment variables
and finally the
are equivalent to
(using tabs in the output) and
(using the old output scheme instead of SGR escape sequences).
options have the effect described in
silently ignores the options
(which are not implemented in
(unsafe) are passed to
show the version number,
prints a help message.
The default device for
If not set (which is the normal case), it defaults to 'ps'.
A colon separated list of directories in which to search for the
executable before searching in PATH.
If unset, '/usr/bin' is used.
This shell script is basically intended for use with
nroff-style character definitions (in the file tty-char.tmac) are also
loaded to emulate unrepresentable glyphs.
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