transform roff code into ps mode
roff2ps [groffer-option (EL] -- [filespec (EL] roff2ps -h roff2ps --help roff2ps -v roff2ps --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 . I X mode corresponding to the I groff devices BR X *; this mode is suitable for BR gxditview (1). . I ps mode. Print the result to standard output.
There are more of these programs for generating other formats of roff input. . TP BR roff2dvi (1) is for I dvi mode. . TP BR roff2html (1) generates I HTML output. . TP BR roff2pdf (1) outputs I pdf mode. . TP BR roff2ps (1) prints I PostScript format to standard output. . TP BR roff2text (1) generates text output in the B groff device IR latin1 . . TP BR roff2x (1) prints the output in the B groff device B X that is suitable for programs like BR gxditview (1) or BR xditview (1).
roff2ps was written by groff -bernd.warken -72@ web.de Bernd Warken .