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 ul(1)								       ul(1)




 NAME
      ul - do underlining

 SYNOPSIS
      ul [-t terminal] [-i] [name ...]

 DESCRIPTION
      ul reads the named files (or standard input if none are given) and
      translates occurrences of underscores to the sequence which indicates
      underlining for the terminal in use, as specified by the environment
      variable TERM.  The -t option overrides the terminal type specified in
      the environment.	The terminfo(4) file corresponding to TERM is read
      to determine the appropriate sequences for underlining.  If the
      terminal is incapable of underlining, but is capable of a standout
      mode, the standout mode is used instead.	If the terminal can
      overstrike, or handles underlining automatically, ul degenerates to
      cat.  If the terminal cannot underline, underlining is ignored.

      The -i option causes ul to indicate underlining onto by a separate
      line containing appropriate dashes -; this is useful when you want to
      look at the underlining present in an nroff output stream on a CRT
      terminal.

 WARNINGS
      nroff usually outputs a series of backspaces and underlines intermixed
      with the text to indicate underlining.  No attempt is made to optimize
      the backward motion.

 EXTERNAL INFLUENCES
    International Code Set Support
      Single- and multi-byte character code sets are supported with the
      exception that multi-byte-character file names are not supported.

 FILES
      /usr/share/lib/terminfo/?/*	      terminal capability files

 AUTHOR
      ul was developed by the University of California, Berkeley.

 SEE ALSO
      col(1), man(1), nroff(1).













 Hewlett-Packard Company	    - 1 -   HP-UX Release 11i: November 2000