text format

i pwn pwnedomina at gmail.com
Tue Jun 12 08:06:13 UTC 2012

on groff i've used this cmd to format the text
groff -Tascii < normal.txt | sed 's/^/	/'$1 > formatted.txt
on nroff what would be the cmd?
On Jun 12, 2012, at 4:44 AM, Polytropon wrote:

> On Tue, 12 Jun 2012 01:50:15 +0000, pwnedomina wrote:
>> On 11-06-2012 23:40, Alejandro Imass wrote:
>>> On Mon, Jun 11, 2012 at 5:57 PM, i pwn<pwnedomina at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>>> hi, sometime ago i asked a question about how to format a text,  
>>>> some people
>>>> told me to use groff, but i would like to know how was file
>>>> http://ipwn.altervista.org/files/Stoll,%20Clifford%20-%20The%20Cuckoo%27s%20Egg.txt
>>>> fomatted.
>>>> thanks in advance.
>>> Most probably nroff / groff
>>> Take a look at the info from the authoring tools at rfceditor:
>>> http://www.rfc-editor.org/formatting.html
>> *formatted.
>> i've downloaded NroffEdit but when i open the ASCII text i want to
>> convert/format, it says "Not a valid nroff I-D"
>> what should i do?
> Erm, you did open the output file (as pointed to), _not_ the
> source file? You're trying to "edit text in a document you've
> scanned". :-)
> The output text can be edited with any text editor (vi, emacs,
> joe, mcedit, whichever is your favourite), but it will be kept
> in this format as it _has been_ generated that way (past tense).
> In order to change formatting, you need the SOURCE file with
> the macros. (Compare: HTML files rendered by browser: output
> looks different than input; to change it, you need to edit
> the HTML source.)
> You can compare that to editing a man page: You need the page's
> source (like found in /usr/src/share/examples/mdoc/example.1).
> The text's SOURCE file would have looked similarly I assume.
> THAT is the input format you need for the "NroffEdit" WYSIWYG
> "text" editor.
> -- 
> Polytropon
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