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Re: [Groff] Unix Man Pages

From: Ralph Corderoy
Subject: Re: [Groff] Unix Man Pages
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2003 15:00:46 +0000

Hi John,

> I looked at the link you give above, where you say "Can't a more
> robust version of my `echo .nh' redefine .hy to do nothing?". Can you
> give me a concrete example of a more robust version of 'echo .nh'?
> Being a troff/nroff/groff newbie, I'm not sure what you mean by that.

Define .hy to do nothing, `..' marks the end of the definition.  Turn
off hyphenation.

    .de hy

_A TROFF Tutorial_ and CSTR #54 at are the
standard documents.

> Also, is there a way to set the line width for manpages (independent
> of the terminal actually used?)

Hmm. I guess .ll (line length) and .tl (title length) might work.



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