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roff2pdf(1) General Commands Manual roff2pdf(1)


roff2pdf - transform roff code into pdf mode


roff2pdf [groffer-option ...] [--] [filespec ...]
roff2pdf -h
roff2pdf --help
roff2pdf -v
roff2pdf --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.


roff2pdf transforms roff code into pdf 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.
prints PostScript format to standard output.
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).


roff2pdf was written by Bernd Warken.


groff(1), groffer(1), roff2dvi(1), roff2html(1), roff2ps(1), roff2text(1), roff2x(1), gxditview(1).

26 December 2021 groff 1.22.4