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Re: [Groff] Newbie - I can't remeber how to run troff anymore

From: Gaius Mulley
Subject: Re: [Groff] Newbie - I can't remeber how to run troff anymore
Date: Sat, 30 Jun 2001 17:38:56 +0100

> I am going through an old report I wrote in 1991 using troff.  There are
> lots of equations and tables.  Unfortunately I don't remember
> how to generate a ps (or dvi) output of the it.  I checked the documentation
> but nothing that simple is in there.  Could someone help me by giving the
> whole command?

you might try:

groff -s -e -t -ms sourcefile.n > ps

which is shorthand for running soelim, eqn, tbl on your sourcefile and
processing this via gnu troff using the ms macro set. [You may of
course need to alter the macro set, also the ordering of -e -t defines
the ordering of preprocessors, eqn and tbl]

To generate a dvi file you can try:

groff -Tdvi -s -e -t -ms sourcefile.n > dvi

[where the -T option specifies a device, postscript is the default]

hope this helps,


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