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Type setting with nroff, groff, pic & tbl.

Device independent typesetting and publishing tools provide fast, flexible lightweight document processing with minimal file storage requirements.

Whether manually entering at the keyboard or generating reports automatically by combining text processing tools with document publishing, these are powerful tools that the LinUX systems administrator should understand.

Writing man pages for nroff/ groff and the man macros.

the PIC preprocessor (drawing).

Generating tables with the tbl preprocessor.

Processing output streams with sed and awk to prepare routine reports using groff.

The TEX alternative.

Using the same groff file to generate postscript portable document format (pdf) and html files.

Format conversion tools.

ps2pdf

pdf2ps

pdftohtml.



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