MAN(7) UNIX Programmer's Manual MAN(7)
man - (deprecated) macros to typeset manual
nroff -man file ... troff -man file ...
These macros were used in the past to lay out pages of this manual. A skeleton page may be found in the file /usr/share/misc/man.template. The new macros are in Any text argument t may be zero to six words. Quotes may be used to include blanks in a `word'. If text is empty, spe- cial treatment is applied to the next input line with text to be printed. In this way .I may be used to italicize a whole line, or .SM may be followed by .B to make small bold letters. A prevailing indent distance is remembered between succes- sive indented paragraphs, and is reset to default value upon reaching a non-indented paragraph. Default units for indents i are ens. Type font and size are reset to default values before each paragraph, and after processing font and size setting mac- ros. These strings are predefined by -man: \*R `(Reg)', trademark symbol in troff. \*S Change to default type size.
Relative indents don't nest.
Break Argument .B t no t=n.t.l.*Text t is bold. .BI t no t=n.t.l. Join words of t alternating bold and italic. .BR t no t=n.t.l. Join words of t alternating bold and MirOS BSD #10-current July 20, 1992 1 MAN(7) UNIX Programmer's Manual MAN(7) Roman. .DT no .5i 1i...Restore default tabs. .HP i yes i=p.i.* Set prevailing indent to i. Begin paragraph with hanging indent. .I t no t=n.t.l. Text t is italic. .IB t no t=n.t.l. Join words of t alternating italic and bold. .IP x i yes x="" Same as .TP with tag x. .IR t no t=n.t.l. Join words of t alternating italic and Roman. .LP yes - Same as .PP. .PD d no d=.4v Interparagraph distance is d. .PP yes - Begin paragraph. Set prevailing indent to .5i. .RE yes - End of relative indent. Set prevail- ing indent to amount of starting .RS. .RB t no t=n.t.l. Join words of t alternating Roman and bold. .RI t no t=n.t.l. Join words of t alternating Roman and italic. .RS i yes i=p.i. Start relative indent, move left mar- gin in distance i. Set prevailing indent to .5i for nested indents. .SH t yes t=n.t.l. Subhead. .SM t no t=n.t.l. Text t is small. .TH n c x v m yes -Begin page named n of chapter c; x is extra commentary, e.g. `local', for page foot center; v alters page foot left, e.g. `4th Berkeley Distri- bution'; m alters page head center, e.g. `Brand X Programmer's Manual'. Set prevailing indent and tabs to .5i. .TP i yes i=p.i. Set prevailing indent to i. Begin indented paragraph with hanging tag given by next text line. If tag doesn't fit, place it on separate line. * n.t.l. = next text line; p.i. = prevailing indent MirOS BSD #10-current July 20, 1992 2
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