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HE groff (GNU troff) software is a typesetting package which reads plain text mixed with formatting commands and produces formatted output.
The source code of the currently released versions of groff are available at the GNU host; the current development version is available from a git repository.
To view the git repository in your browser, use to Savannah's cgit interface. There you can also download snapshots; simply click on a commit entry line to get the URL.
Additional contributions can be found here.
Current version is 1.22.2 (07-Feb-2013).
GNU troff is released under the GNU General Public License.
Technical issues lead: Werner Lemberg.
Groff documentation, provided on your system after you install:
Please also see the README, and other documents referenced
therein, provided with the groff source (sometimes installed
online manual, and this
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Mailing lists archives can be found at the following locations:
Please report bugs using the bug tracker available from the
page. Alternatively, but less preferable, you may use the
form in the file
BUG-REPORT (provided with the groff
source); the idea of this is to make sure that we have all the
information we need to fix the bug. At the very least, read the
BUG-REPORT form and make sure that you supply all the
information that it asks for. Even if you are not sure that
something is a bug, report it using
will enable us to determine whether it really is a bug or not.
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Updated: $Date: 2013/12/24 09:36:02 $ $Author: wl $