tbl — Format Tables for nroff or troff


/usr/bin/tbl [-me][-mm][-ms][filename]... 


The tbl command is a preprocessor for formatting tables for nroff(1) or troff(1). A table is a rectangular arrangement of entries. Using the right commands, you can create multicolumn tables and enclose them in boxes. The tbl command automatically produces the correct column positioning. The input file names are copied to the standard output, except that lines between .TS (table start) and .TE (table end) command lines are assumed to describe tables and are reformatted.

If you specify no arguments, tbl reads the standard input, so you can use tbl as a filter. When you use tbl with eqn(1) or neqn, put the tbl command first to minimize the ...

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