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Re: [Groff] Resolving Forward References

From: Ralph Corderoy
Subject: Re: [Groff] Resolving Forward References
Date: Sat, 03 Jan 2004 00:23:17 +0000

Hi Andy,

> I hadn't even considered manually running both passes and using a
> temporary file.  Should I just dispose of the formatter output on the
> first pass?  In other words, I would use the command pair:
>         groff -rFirstPass=1 -e -p -t -ms -Tps >/dev/null
>         groff -rFirstPass=0 -e -p -t -ms -Tps >

Yes.  Although you may want to use groff/troff's -z option for the first
pass which makes troff not produce any output and avoids running a
device post-processor.

Also, if you're using make(1) then

    rm -f
    groff ... >

avoids getting created if groff has errors.



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