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MAN(6)                           Games Manual                           MAN(6)

       man - macros to typeset manual

       nroff -man file ...

       troff -man file ...

       These macros are used to format pages of this manual.

       Except in and requests, any text argument denoted t in the request sum-
       mary may be zero to six words.  Quotes " ... " may be used  to  include
       blanks in a `word'.  If t is empty, the special treatment is applied to
       the next text input line (the next line that doesn't begin  with  dot).
       In  this  way,  for example, .I may be used to italicize a line of more
       than 6 words, or .SM followed by .B to make  small  letters  in  `bold'

       A  prevailing indent distance is remembered between successive indented
       paragraphs, and is reset to default value upon reaching a  non-indented
       paragraph.  Default units for indents i are ens.

       The fonts are

       R      roman, the main font, preferred for diagnostics
       I      italic, preferred for parameters, short names of commands, names
              of manual pages, and naked function names
       `bold', actually the constant width font,
              preferred for  examples,  file  names,  declarations,  keywords,
              names of struct members, and literals (numbers are rarely liter-
       L      also the constant width font.  In troff L=B; in nroff  arguments
              of  the macros .L, .LR, and .RL are printed in quotes; preferred
              only where quotes really  help  (e.g.  lower-case  literals  and

       Type  font  and size are reset to default values before each paragraph,
       and after processing font- or size-setting macros.

       The -man macros admit equations and tables in the style of  eqn(1)  and
       tbl(1), but do not support arguments on .EQ and .TS macros.

       These strings are predefined by -man:

       \*R    `(Reg)', trademark symbol in troff.
       \*S    Change to default type size.


       troff(1), man(1)

                         Request   Cause If                  no    Explanation
                                   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          Roman.
                         .DT       no             Restore     default    tabs.
                         .EE       yes            End    displayed     example
                         .EX       yes            Begin  displayed example .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.     .L
                         t      no    t=n.t.l. Text      t     is     literal.
                         .LP       yes            Same    as     .PP.      .LR
                         t     no             Join  2  words  of t alternating
                         literal and Roman.   .PD  d     no    d=.4v    Inter-
                         paragraph           distance           is          d.
                         .PP       yes            Begin paragraph.   Set  pre-
                         vailing          indent          to          default.
                         .RE       yes            End of relative indent.  Set
                         prevailing  indent  to  amount  of starting .RS.  .RI
                         t     no    t=n.t.l. Join  words  of  t   alternating
                         Roman and italic.  .RL t     no             Join 2 or
                         3 words of t  alternating  Roman  and  literal.   .RS
                         i     yes   i=p.i.   Start relative indent, move left
                         margin in  distance  i.   Set  prevailing  indent  to
                         default       for      nested      indents.       .SH
                         t     yes   t=""     Subhead;  reset  paragraph  dis-
                         tance.   .SM  t     no    t=n.t.l. Text  t  is small.
                         .SS   t   no    t=""     Secondary   subhead.     .TF
                         s     yes            Prevailing  indent  is  wide  as
                         string s in font L; paragraph distance is 0.  .TH n c
                         x yes            Begin  page  named n of chapter c; x
                         is extra commentary, e.g.  `local',  for  page  head.
                         Set  prevailing  indent  and  tabs  to  default.  .TP
                         i     yes   i=p.i.   Set  prevailing  indent  to   i.
                         Restore  default indent if i=0.  Begin indented para-
                         graph with hanging tag given by next text  line.   If
                         tag   doesn't   fit,   place  it  on  separate  line.
                         .1C       yes            Equalize columns and  return
                         to   1-column  output  .2C       yes            Start
                         2-column nofill output

       * n.t.l. = next text line; p.i. = prevailing indent

       There's no way to fool troff into handling literal double quote marks "
       in font-alternation macros, such as
       There  is  no  direct way to suppress column widows in 2-column output;
       the column lengths may be adjusted by  inserting  requests  before  the