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MAN(7)                 Miscellaneous Information Manual                 MAN(7)



NAME
       man - macros to typeset manual

SYNOPSIS
       nroff  -man  file ...

       troff  -man  file ...

DESCRIPTION
       These macros are used to lay out pages of this manual.  A skeleton page
       may be found in the file /usr/man/man0/xx.

       Any text argument t may be zero to six words.  Quotes may  be  used  to
       include blanks in a `word'.  If text is empty, the special 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 followed by .B to make
       small bold letters.

       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.

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

       These strings are predefined by -man:

       \*R    `(Reg)', trademark symbol in troff.

       \*S    Change to default type size.

FILES
       /usr/lib/tmac/tmac.an
       /usr/man/man0/xx

SEE ALSO
       troff(1), man(1)

BUGS
       Relative indents don't nest.

REQUESTS
                         Request   Cause If                  no    Explanation
                                   Break Argument
                         t         no    t=n.t.l.*Text      t     is     bold.
                         t         no    t=n.t.l. Join words of t  alternating
                         bold and italic.  t         no    t=n.t.l. Join words
                         of t alternating bold and Roman.

       i.  Begin paragraph with hanging indent.  t    no   t=n.t.l.  Text t is
              italic.   t    no   t=n.t.l.  Join words of t alternating italic
              and bold.

       x      x.  t    no   t=n.t.l.  Join words of t alternating  italic  and
              Roman.

       d.

       Set prevailing indent to .5i.
       Set     prevailing     indent    to    amount    of    starting    .RS.
       t    no   t=n.t.l.  Join  words  of  t  alternating  Roman  and   bold.
       t    no   t=n.t.l.  Join words of t alternating Roman and italic.
       move  left  margin  in  distance  i.   Set prevailing indent to .5i for
       nested indents.

t    yes  t=n.t.l.  Subhead.
       t    no   t=n.t.l.  Text t is small.



n(c)                                 named                                n(c)



       n of chapter c; x is extra commentary, e.g.  `local',  for  page  foot.
       Set prevailing indent and tabs to .5i.

       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



page                         x    yes  -    Begin                         n(c)