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Re: [Groff] horizontal trap

From: Tadziu Hoffmann
Subject: Re: [Groff] horizontal trap
Date: Tue, 29 Dec 2015 01:49:53 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

>     \Z'\l'4i''four inch

If you need a text line of a specified width, you can switch
the rule and the label around:

  .de LR
  \Z'\\$1 inch'\D'l \\$1i 0'

Using this

  .LR 1
  .LR 2
  .LR 3
  .LR 4
  .LR 5
  .LR 6

will then indeed trigger the length warning for the above
lines 5 & 6.

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