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RE: [Groff] single page output

From: Alejandro Lopez-Valencia
Subject: RE: [Groff] single page output
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2004 07:26:18 -0500

On ,  broke the silence of shunyata and uttered:

> Hi!
>>> Set .ll to a big number, greater than the total lines of output in
>> Ooops! My memory is going in big chunks. I meant to write .pl of
> Your memory is much better than mine - Thanks!
>    Now I know why I didn't find it in the documentation.  I thought
> this [.pl] method was only a workaround.  So if I have a .pl 10000i
> in a file of 9000i length perhaps I'll have to kill the superfluous
> output with e.g. a sed command like [[/last-output-line/,$d]] or so.

You could use a diversion where you count the lines and set the value of
.pl to [.pl]+1 before actually shipping the formatted text out.

Are you porting some little known macro package to groff or creating
your own?

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