UNIX Tools for Typesetting and Shell Programming

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-35256
Published October 01, 2019 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
  • English

Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has developed software tools that extend the capabilities of the Groff typesetting system for UNIX. Groff, or GNU Troff, descends from the Troff formatter originally developed at AT&T Bell Labs. It operates on text files containing a mixture of unformatted text and formatting instructions (in the same spirit as HTML or TeX) and produces finished documents in various formats suitable for viewing or printing (PDF, HTML, etc.).