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16. man Macros

This chapter presents the following topics:

  • Alphabetical summary of the man macros

  • Predefined strings

  • Names used internally by the man macros

  • Sample document

16.1 Alphabetical Summary of man Macros

As many as six arguments may be given for all the macros that change fonts or produce a heading. Use double quotes around multiple words to get longer headings.

The .TS , .TE , .EQ , and .EN macros are not defined by the man macros. But because nroff and troff ignore unknown requests, you can still use them in your manpages; tbl and eqn work with no problems.


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