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groff - GNU troff Document Formatting System

This package contains optional components of the GNU troff text-formatting system. The core package, groff-base, contains the traditional tools like troff, nroff, tbl, eqn, and pic. This package contains additional devices and drivers for output to DVI, HTML (when recommended packages are installed - see below), PDF, HP LaserJet printers, and Canon CAPSL LBP-4 and LBP-8 printers.
The X75, X75-12, X100, and X100-12 devices, which allow groff output to be conveniently viewed on an X display using the standard X11 fonts, are now included here. They were previously in a separate package, groff-x11.
Besides these, the groff package contains man pages describing the language and its macro sets, info documentation, and a number of supplementary programs:
  • gxditview, which is used to display the output of the X* devices, and can also be used to view PostScript output from groff;
  • grn, a preprocessor for pictures in the 'gremlin' format;
  • tfmtodit, which creates font files for use with 'groff -Tdvi';
  • hpftodit, which creates font files for use with 'groff -Tlj4';
  • afmtodit, which creates font files for use with 'groff -Tps';
  • refer, which preprocesses bibliographic references for use with groff;
  • indxbib, which creates inverted indices for bibliographic databases used by 'refer';
  • lkbib and lookbib, which search bibliographic databases;
  • addftinfo, which adds metric information to troff font files for use with groff;
  • pfbtops, which translates a PostScript font in .pfb format to ASCII for use with groff;
  • mmroff, a simple groff preprocessor which expands references in mm;
  • pic2graph, which converts PIC diagrams into cropped image files;
  • eqn2graph, which converts EQN equations into cropped image files;
  • pdfmom, which runs 'groff -mom' to produce PDFs.
All the standard macro packages are supported.
Some facilities only work if certain recommended packages are installed:
  • ghostscript, netpbm, psutils: required for HTML output;
  • imagemagick: required for the pic2graph and eqn2graph programs;
  • libpaper1: paper size detection in dvi, lbp, lj4, and ps devices (falls back to a4 if not installed);
  • perl: required for PDF output and for the chem preprocessor.
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Manual pages

addftinfo(1)

addftinfo - add information to troff font files for use with groff

afmtodit(1)

afmtodit - create font files for use with groff -Tps and -Tpdf

chem(1)

chem - groff preprocessor for producing chemical structure diagrams

eqn(1)

eqn - format equations for troff or MathML

eqn2graph(1)

eqn2graph - convert an EQN equation into a cropped image

gdiffmk(1)

gdiffmk - mark differences between groff/nroff/troff files

glilypond(1)

glilypond - integrate lilypond parts into groff

gperl(1)

gperl - groff preprocessor for Perl parts in roff files

gpinyin(1)

gpinyin - use Hanyu Pinyin Chinese in roff
.ds TeX TeX

grap2graph(1)

grap2graph - convert a GRAP diagram into a cropped image

grn(1)

grn - groff preprocessor for gremlin files

grodvi(1)

grodvi - convert groff output to TeX DVI format

groff(1)

groff - front-end for the groff document formatting system

groffer(1)

groffer - display groff files and man pages on X and tty

grog(1)

grog - guess options for a following groff command

grohtml(1)

grohtml - HTML driver for groff

grolbp(1)

grolbp - groff driver for Canon CAPSL printers (LBP-4 and LBP-8 series laser printers)

grolj4(1)

grolj4 - groff driver for HP LaserJet 4 family

gropdf(1)

gropdf - PDF driver for groff

grops(1)

grops - PostScript driver for groff

grotty(1)

grotty - groff driver for typewriter-like devices

gxditview(1)

gxditview - display groff intermediate output files

hpftodit(1)

hpftodit - create font description files for use with groff -Tlj4

indxbib(1)

indxbib - make inverted index for bibliographic databases

lkbib(1)

lkbib - search bibliographic databases

lookbib(1)

lookbib - search bibliographic databases

mmroff(1)

mmroff - cross-reference preprocessor for GNU roff mm macro package

neqn(1)

neqn - format equations for ASCII output

nroff(1)

nroff - use groff to format documents for TTY devices

pdfmom(1)

pdfmom - produce PDF documents using the mom macro package for groff

pdfroff(1)

pdfroff - create PDF documents using groff

pfbtops(1)

pfbtops - translate Printer Font Binary files to PostScript ASCII

pic(1)

pic - compile pictures for troff or TeX
.ds ic

pic2graph(1)

pic2graph - convert a PIC diagram into a cropped image

preconv(1)

preconv - convert encoding of input files to something GNU troff understands

refer(1)

refer - preprocess bibliographic references for groff

roff2dvi(1)

roff2dvi - transform roff code into dvi mode

roff2html(1)

roff2html - transform roff code into html mode

roff2pdf(1)

roff2pdf - transform roff code into pdf mode

roff2ps(1)

roff2ps - transform roff code into ps mode

roff2text(1)

roff2text - transform roff code into text mode

roff2x(1)

roff2x - transform roff code into x mode

soelim(1)

soelim - interpret .so requests in groff input

tbl(1)

tbl - format tables for troff

tfmtodit(1)

tfmtodit - create font files for use with groff -Tdvi

troff(1)

troff - the troff processor of the groff text formatting system

xtotroff(1)

xtotroff - convert X font metrics into GNU troff font metrics

groff_filenames(5)

groff_filenames - filename extensions for roff and groff

groff_font(5)

groff_font - format of groff device and font description files

groff_out(5)

groff_out - groff intermediate output format

groff_tmac(5)

groff_tmac - macro files in the roff typesetting system

lj4_font(5)

lj4_font - groff fonts for use with devlj4

ditroff(7)

ditroff - classical device-independent roff

groff(7)

groff - a short reference for the GNU roff language

groff_char(7)

groff_char - groff glyph names

groff_diff(7)

groff_diff - differences between GNU troff and classical troff
.ds tx TeX

groff_filenames(7)

groff_filenames — filename extensions for roff and groff

groff_hdtbl(7)

groff_hdtbl - Heidelberger table macros for GNU roff .. ..

groff_man(7)

groff_man - GNU roff macro package for formatting man pages

groff_mdoc(7)

groff_mdoc - reference for groff’s mdoc implementation

groff_me(7)

groff_me - \(lqme\(rq macro package for formatting documents with GNU roff

groff_mm(7)

groff_mm - memorandum macros for GNU roff

groff_mmse(7)

groff_mmse - svenska \(rqmemorandum\(rq makro f\(:or GNU roff

groff_mmse(7) - Svenska

groff_mmse - svenska \(rqmemorandum\(rq makro f\(:or GNU roff

groff_mom(7)

groff_mom - groff \(lqmom\(rq macros; \(lqmom\(rq is a \(lqroff\(rq language, part of \(lqgroff\(rq

groff_ms(7)

groff_ms - GNU roff manuscript macro package for formatting documents

groff_trace(7)

groff_trace - groff macro package trace.tmac

groff_www(7)

groff_www - groff macros for authoring web pages

roff(7)

roff - concepts and history of roff typesetting

roff.groff(7)

roff - concepts and history of roff typesetting

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  • don't recommend groff-full as that would pull in X etc by default. Instead use packageand on groff and ghostscript-library to only install groff-full when other deps are already there.
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Related packages

groff-base - Parts of the groff formatting system required to display manual pages
groff-base-debuginfo - Debug information for package groff-base
groff-debuginfo - Debug information for package groff
groff-debugsource - Debug sources for package groff
groff-doc - Documentation for groff document formatting system
groff-full - GNU troff Document Formatting System
groff-full-debuginfo - Debug information for package groff-full
groff-full-debugsource - Debug sources for package groff-full
groff-perl - Parts of the groff formatting system that require Perl
groff-x11 - Parts of the groff formatting system that require X Windows System
groff-x11-debuginfo - Debug information for package groff-x11
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