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colcrt

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NAME

colcrt - Filters text processor output for screen previewing  

SYNOPSIS

colcrt [- -2] [file...]

The colcrt command filters output from text processors such as nroff so that it can be previewed on a cathode ray tube (CRT).
 

OPTIONS

Suppresses underlining; this is useful for previewing boxed tables from tbl. Causes all half-lines to be printed, effectively doublespacing the output. This is useful when printing output with subscripts and superscripts on a line printer, where half-lines do not normally appear.
 

DESCRIPTION

The colcrt command provides virtual half-linefeed and reverse linefeed sequences for terminals without such capability, and on which overstriking is destructive. The colcrt command changes underline characters to dashes and places them and half-line characters on new lines in between the normal output lines.
 

NOTES

colcrt cannot back up more than 102 lines. General overstriking is lost; as a special case a | (vertical bar) overstruck with a - (dash) or _ (underline) becomes a + (plus sign). Lines are trimmed to 132 bytes.
 

EXAMPLES

The following command line illustrates a typical use of colcrt: tbl exum2.n | nroff -ms | colcrt - | more


 

SEE ALSO

Commands:  col(1), deroff(1), more(1), neqn(1), nroff(1), pg(1), tbl(1), ul(1)


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
OPTIONS
DESCRIPTION
NOTES
EXAMPLES
SEE ALSO

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