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Debian GNU/Linux Reference Guide
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13.9.1 roff typesetting

Traditionally, roff is the main Unix text processing system.

See roff(7), groff(7), groff(1), grotty(1), troff(1), groff_mdoc(7), groff_man(7), groff_ms(7), groff_me(7), groff_mm(7), and info groff.

A good tutorial on -me macros exists. If you have groff (1.18 or newer), find /usr/share/doc/groff/meintro.me.gz and do the following:

     $ zcat /usr/share/doc/groff/meintro.me.gz | \
          groff -Tascii -me - | less -R

The following will make a completely plain text file:

     $ zcat /usr/share/doc/groff/meintro.me.gz | \
         GROFF_NO_SGR=1 groff -Tascii -me - | col -b -x > meintro.txt

For printing, use PostScript output.

     $ groff -Tps meintro.txt | lpr
     $ groff -Tps meintro.txt | mpage -2 | lpr

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