roff2ps — transform roff code into ps mode


roff2ps [ groffer_option …] [--] [ filespec …]
roff2ps -h|--help
roff2ps -v|--version

The options -v and --version print the version information of the program to standard output and exit. The options -h and --help print a usage information of the program to standard output and stop the program instantly.

All other options are assumed to be groffer options. They are internally passed to groffer. They override the behavior of the program. The options are optional, they can be omitted.

The filespec arguments correspond to the filespec arguments of groffer. So they are either the names of existing, readable files or - for standard input, or the name of a man page or a groffer(1) man page search pattern. If no filespec is specified standard input is assumed automatically.


roff2ps transforms roff code into ps mode. Print the result to standard output.

There are more of these programs for generating other formats of roff input.


is for dvi mode.


generates html output.


outputs pdf mode.


generates text output in the groff device latin1.


prints the output in the groff device X that is suitable for programs like gxditview(1) or xditview(1).

See Also

groff(1), groffer(1), roff2dvi(1), roff2html(1), roff2pdf(1), roff2text(1), roff2x(1), gxditview(1).


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This file is part of groffer, which is part of GNU groff, a free software project.

You can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 (GPL2) as published by the Free Software Foundation.

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This file was written by Bernd Warken.

Referenced By

roff2dvi(1), roff2html(1), roff2pdf(1), roff2text(1), roff2x(1).

25 July 2019 Groff Version 1.22.3