checknr(1) User Commands checknr(1)
checknr - check nroff and troff input files; report possible errors
checknr [-fs] [ -a . x1 . y1 . x2 . y2 ... .xn .yn] [ -c . x1
. x2 . x3 ... .xn] [filename...]
checknr checks a list of nroff(1) or troff(1) input files for certain
kinds of errors involving mismatched opening and closing delimiters and
unknown commands. If no files are specified, checknr checks the stan-
dard input. Delimiters checked are:
o Font changes using \fx ... \fP.
o Size changes using \sx ... \s0.
o Macros that come in open ... close forms, for example, the .TS and
.TE macros which must always come in pairs.
checknr knows about the ms(5) and me(5) macro packages.
checknr is intended to be used on documents that are prepared with
checknr in mind. It expects a certain document writing style for \f
and \s commands, in that each \fx must be terminated with \fP and each
\sx must be terminated with \s0. While it will work to directly go into
the next font or explicitly specify the original font or point size,
and many existing documents actually do this, such a practice will pro-
duce complaints from checknr. Since it is probably better to use the
\fP and \s0 forms anyway, you should think of this as a contribution to
your document preparation style.
-f Ignore \f font changes.
-s Ignore \s size changes.
-a .x1 .y1... Add pairs of macros to the list. The pairs of macros
are assumed to be those (such as .DS and .DE) that
should be checked for balance. The -a option must be
followed by groups of six characters, each group defin-
ing a pair of macros. The six characters are a period,
the first macro name, another period, and the second
macro name. For example, to define a pair .BS and .ES,
-c .x1... Define commands which checknr would otherwise complain
about as undefined.
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:
tab() allbox; cw(2.750000i)| cw(2.750000i) lw(2.750000i)|
lw(2.750000i). ATTRIBUTE TYPEATTRIBUTE VALUE AvailabilitySUNWdoc
eqn(1), nroff(1), troff(1), attributes(5), me(5), ms(5)
There is no way to define a one-character macro name using the -a
SunOS 5.10 14 Sep 1992 checknr(1)