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Re: [Groff] Applications of \c in man pages in the wild [LONG]

From: Ingo Schwarze
Subject: Re: [Groff] Applications of \c in man pages in the wild [LONG]
Date: Mon, 1 May 2017 19:20:48 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.6.2 (2016-07-01)

Hi Branden,

G. Branden Robinson wrote on Mon, May 01, 2017 at 12:15:55PM -0400:

> You mentioned deroff(1); GNU roff does not provide its own
> implementation of it, and Debian doesn't offer one.

Hugh?  Then what does the spell(1) utility call that is contained
in whatever base operating system you use?  I'm a bit surprised
that such basic tools might be missing anywhere, causing people to
search in the woods.

> Web searches aren't much help,

If you are desperate, try using the OpenBSD implementation,
it is very old, not under active development, and likely more
or less portable after you #define away the pledge(2) calls:

Or you can use the mandoc implementation, contained in the
portable mandoc releases, called "demandoc(1)":

It ought to be more or less compatible with deroff(1).


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