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Re: [Groff] empty line before .TH in man page produces sometimes an empt
Re: [Groff] empty line before .TH in man page produces sometimes an empty page
Mon, 2 Oct 2006 13:54:41 +0100
Walter Harms wrote, quoting Clarke Echols:
>> ABSOLUTELY NO LINES, other than genuine troff/groff comment lines
>> should appear in a man page file before the .TH line. ...
> iff i remember correctly you may use '\"tep (t for tbl e for
> eqn p for pic etc) in the first line to invoke the various
You may, although IIRC, there should be a space, as in `'\" tep'.
But that doesn't violate Clarke's dictum: the initial `'\"' makes
it a genuine troff/groff comment line; it defines no content.
BTW, I think you mean `preprocessors', not `precompilers'.