tbl - formats tables for nroff
Produces output without fractional line motions. You use this
option when the destination output device or printer or post-filter cannot
handle fractional line motions.
macros prior to table formatting.
Reads in the
macros prior to table formatting,
if your system has the
The tbl preprocessor is used for formatting tables for nroff. When you run tbl, the input files are copied to standard output, except for lines between the .TS (table start) and .TE (table end) command lines. All lines between the .TS and .TE command lines are assumed to describe a table and are reformatted.
If no arguments are given,
reads from standard
input, so it can be used as a filter. When
or other equation formatting
command should be invoked first to minimize
the volume of data passed through the pipes.
The following examples show tables that have been coded using tbl macros and the results after you run tbl to format the table. .TS tab(@); c s s c c s c c c l n n. Household Population Town@Households @Number@Size Bedminster@firstname.lastname@example.org Bernards Twp.@email@example.com Bernardsville@firstname.lastname@example.org Bound Brook@email@example.com Branchburg@firstname.lastname@example.org Bridgewater@email@example.com Far Hills@firstname.lastname@example.org .TE
1 ENOM Insufficient memory exists to create
this object. Multiple lines can be
written in text surrounded by T braces.
2 EINVAL The value specified is invalid.
neqn(1), nroff(1), ms(5)