Groff examples repository
This is a compilation of groff examples shared on the mailing list or detailed in the different man pages. This is aimed to be a collection of hacks and full documents edited with Groff.
If you want to learn to use groff, see the following book (from the UTP revival project) or the official documentation linked lower down the page.
Drawing diagrams, graphics, etc.
Documents edited with groff
You can find the official documentation in the Groff Info manual with `info groff` or at the following link:
If you prefer man pages, the main ones − 52 of them − have been compiled in the following document, courtesy of Deri James.
The following subset are especially interesting to any new user of groff:
- groff(1) - front-end for the groff document formatting system
- refer(1) - preprocess bibliographic references for groff
- pic(1) - compile pictures for troff or TeX
- groff(7) - a short reference for the GNU roff language
- groff_tmac(5) - macro files in the roff typesetting system
- groff_char(7) - groff glyph names
- groff_man(7) - GNU roff macro package for formatting man pages
- groff_mdoc(7) - reference for groff's mdoc implementation
- groff_me(7) - "me" macro package for formatting documents with GNU roff
- groff_mm(7) - memorandum macros for GNU roff
- groff_mom(7) - groff "mom" macros; "mom" is a "roff" language, part of "groff"
- groff_ms(7) - GNU roff manuscript macro package for formatting documents
- groff_www(7) - groff macros for authoring web pages
For advanced topics, if you use a UNIX-like operating system, chances are your groff install came with documentation in one of the following directories:
- /usr/local/share/doc/groff/ or
- /usr/share/doc/groff/ or
Official project pages
Linked below, you can find the project page of groff, of mandoc and of mdoc.
If you think a macro should be in this list, if you found a mistake or care to give some feedback, send me an email: thomas AT dupond DOT eu.
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