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Re: RTF for emacs

From: Emanuel Berg
Subject: Re: RTF for emacs
Date: Tue, 27 May 2014 02:38:26 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3 (gnu/linux)

By the way, speaking of tables - did you know there can
be tables in the Unix man pages?

I think it looks awesome and I don't understand why the
man page writers don't employ it more often. Perhaps
they don't know about it or perhaps they just don't
enjoy spending time with documentation.

I did a bit of that a long time ago and the groff looks
like this:

box tab(@);
okt@dec@hex@tecken@namn@skrivs i C
001@1@01@SOH@start of heading
002@2@02@ST@start of text
003@3@03@ET@end of text
004@4@04@EOT@end of transmission
etc. etc.


.TS is (I suppose) "table start", and

.TE is "table end";

box tab(@); sets the tab delimiter char (for reasons
long forgotten, the default wouldn't do in this case -
perhaps it conflicted with the data somehow);

llllll. is the alignment of the cells, i.e, left;

and, the underscore symbolizes a straight line.

Here is a dump to show how it looks [1], the
full source [2], and a mini-tutorial [3] (ancient stuff
but should be mostly correct).


underground experts united:

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