Writing man Pages Using groff

 in
groff is the GNU version of the popular nroff/troff text-formatting tools provided on most Unix systems. Its most common use is writing manual pages—online documentation for commands, programming interfaqces, and so forth. In this article, we show you the ropes of writing your own man pages with groff.
______________________

Comments

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

Wonderful article

Anonymous's picture

Wonderful article

Thanks

Mike Strom 's picture

Thanks for a nice tutorial, just finished my first man page :)

Noticed that in the listing all backslashes (i.e. \fB) shows up like forward slashed (/fB). Maybe it's my browser?

Thanks,
Mike

Free Dummies Books
Continuous Engineering

Learn:

  • What continuous engineering is
  • How to continuously improve complex product designs
  • How to anticipate and respond to markets and clients
  • How to get the most out of your engineering resources

Get your free book now

Sponsored by IBM

Free Dummies Books
Service Virtualization

Learn to:

  • Define service virtualization
  • Select the most beneficial services to virtualize
  • Improve your traditional approach to testing
  • Deliver higher-quality software faster

Get your free book now

Sponsored by IBM