Introducing a Groff Macros cheat sheet

With this cheat sheet, you'll have a handy reference to the most common groff macros.
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Linux has a handy text formatting command. GNU groff is quite old, but it's still very useful to generate documents. Most people use groff to write papers, but you can also use groff as a lightweight intermediate report generator for an automated system.

Like other text formatting systems, groff is built around macros. This flexibility means you can use the macro set best meets your needs to write your documents. A groff input file is a plain text file, and groff uses the macros in your source file to generate a final document. This cheat sheet lists how to use macros from three popular macro sets (me, ms and mm) to write papers and generate reports.

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Read more: How to format academic papers on Linux with groff -me

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Jim Hall is an open source software advocate and developer, best known for usability testing in GNOME and as the founder + project coordinator of FreeDOS. At work, Jim is CEO of Hallmentum, an IT executive consulting company that provides hands-on IT Leadership training, workshops, and coaching.

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