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Re: [Groff] troff syntax and useability

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: [Groff] troff syntax and useability
Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2002 19:05:34 +0200 (CEST)

> However, I think the real difficulty in using troff is not the
> terseness. I think it lies in the necessity to understand the
> internals, at least to some degree, so that you know what really
> goes on when a request or other formatting directive is
> executed. Also, there are a number of subtle (and often not well
> documented) interactions between directives, [...]

Please read the latest version of groff.texinfo (from 1.18) -- it
should cover troff *completely* up to the smallest details.  No excuse
for such answers anymore :-) Any omission or unclarity in
groff.texinfo is a bug and should be reported.

For convenience, I've just uploaded the groff manual in PDF format to

[You need texinfo 4.2 if you want to format groff.texinfo to dvi, pdf,
or html; after a ./configure, change into the doc subdirectory and say
`make groff.{dvi,pdf,html}'.]


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