Groff (Version 1.18.1.1)

Groff (GNU Troff) is a front-end to the groff document formatting system. Normally it runs the gtroff program (the GNU version of troff) and a postprocessor appropriate for the selected device. Available devices are:

ps
PostScript output; suitable for printers and previewers like gv(1).
dvi
TeX DVI format.
html
HTML output.
X75
75dpi X Window System output suitable for the previewers xditview(1x) and gxditview(1).
X100
100dpi X Window System output suitable for the previewers xditview(1x) and gxditview(1).
ascii
Text output using the ascii(7) character set.
latin1
Text output using the ISO Latin-1 (ISO 8859-1) character set; see iso_8859_1(7).

The postprocessor to be used for a device is specified by the postpro command in the device description file. This can be overridden with the -X option.

The default device is ps. It can optionally preprocess with any of pic(1), eqn(1), tbl(1), refer(1), or soelim(1).

Options without an argument can be grouped behind a single -. A filename of - denotes the standard input.

Documentation

  • Man Pages: groff(1), troff(1), grog(1), tbl(1), pic(1), eqn(1), soelim(1), refer(1), grodvi(1), grohtml(1), grolj4(1), grops(1), grotty(1), nroff(1), addftinfo(1), afmtodit(1), indxbib(1), lookbib(1), gnroff(1), hpftodit(1), lkbib(1), pfbtops(1), pic2graph(1), tfmtodit(1), groff_font(5), groff_out(5), groff_tmac(5), ditroff(7), groff(7), groff_char(7), groff_diff(7), groff_man(7), groff_mdoc(7), groff_me(7), groff_mm(7), groff_mmse(7), groff_mom(7), groff_ms(7), groff_trace(7), groff_www(7), roff(7).