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COLCRT

Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: 2021-06-02
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NAME

colcrt - filter nroff output for CRT previewing  

SYNOPSIS

colcrt [options] [file ...]  

DESCRIPTION

colcrt provides virtual half-line and reverse line feed sequences for terminals without such capability, and on which overstriking is destructive. Half-line characters and underlining (changed to dashing `-') are placed on new lines in between the normal output lines.  

OPTIONS

-, --no-underlining

Suppress all underlining. This option is especially useful for previewing allboxed tables from tbl(1).

-2, --half-lines

Causes all half-lines to be printed, effectively double spacing the output. Normally, a minimal space output format is used which will suppress empty lines. The program never suppresses two consecutive empty lines, however. The -2 option is useful for sending output to the line printer when the output contains superscripts and subscripts which would otherwise be invisible.

-V, --version

Display version information and exit.

-h, --help

Display help text and exit.
 

HISTORY

The colcrt command appeared in 3.0BSD.  

BUGS

Should fold underlines onto blanks even with the '-' option so that a true underline character would show.

Can't back up more than 102 lines.

General overstriking is lost; as a special case '|' overstruck with '-' or underline becomes '+'.

Lines are trimmed to 132 characters.

Some provision should be made for processing superscripts and subscripts in documents which are already double-spaced.  

EXAMPLES

A typical use of colcrt would be:

tbl exum2.n | nroff -ms | colcrt - | more

 

SEE ALSO

col(1), more(1), nroff(1), troff(1), ul(1)  

REPORTING BUGS

For bug reports, use the issue tracker at <https://github.com/karelzak/util-linux/issues>.  

AVAILABILITY

The colcrt command is part of the util-linux package which can be downloaded from Linux Kernel Archive <https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux/>.


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
HISTORY
BUGS
EXAMPLES
SEE ALSO
REPORTING BUGS
AVAILABILITY

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