checknr - check nroff and troff input files; report possible
checknr [-fs] [ -a . x1 . y1 . x2 . y2 ... .xn .yn] [
-c . x1 . x2 . x3 ... .xn] [filename...]
checknr checks a list of nroff(1) or troff(1) input files
for certain kinds of errors involving mismatched opening and
closing delimiters and unknown commands. If no files are
specified, checknr checks the standard input. Delimiters
o Font changes using \fx ... \fP.
o Size changes using \sx ... \s0.
o Macros that come in open ... close forms, for example,
the .TS and .TE macros which must always come in
checknr knows about the ms(5) and me(5) macro packages.
checknr is intended to be used on documents that are
prepared with checknr in mind. It expects a certain docu-
ment writing style for \f and \s commands, in that each \fx
must be terminated with \fP and each \sx must be terminated
with \s0. While it will work to directly go into the next
font or explicitly specify the original font or point size,
and many existing documents actually do this, such a prac-
tice will produce complaints from checknr. Since it is prob-
ably better to use the \fP and \s0 forms anyway, you should
think of this as a contribution to your document preparation
-f Ignore \f font changes.
-s Ignore \s size changes.
-a .x1 .y1...
Add pairs of macros to the list. The pairs of macros
are assumed to be those (such as .DS and .DE) that
should be checked for balance. The -a option must be
followed by groups of six characters, each group
defining a pair of macros. The six characters are a
period, the first macro name, another period, and the
second macro name. For example, to define a pair .BS
and .ES, use `-a.BS.ES'
Define commands which checknr would otherwise complain
about as undefined.
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attri-
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
| Availability | SUNWdoc |
eqn(1), nroff(1), troff(1), attributes(5), me(5), ms(5)
There is no way to define a one-character macro name using
the -a option.
Man(1) output converted with