Homebrew formulae for
Whether you love man pages or the Troff typesetting system itself, you've come to the right place.
This is a “tap” for Homebrew, the unofficial package manager for macOS.
We'll gauchely assume you know what we're talking about.
If not, see
brew(1) or their online documentation for more info on getting started.
To grab hold of these formulae, run:
brew tap alhadis/troff
Then install any of them at your leisure:
brew install alhadis/troff/man-db brew install heirloom-doctools
Note: Some of these formulae are already available from Homebrew's core, but require configuration before use.
This tap replaces them with DWIM equivalents, ones which require no
PATH-fiddling after installation.
A complication of this is that
alhadis/troff/ must prefix the formula's name when installed.
Others can be installed normally (e.g.,
heirloom-doctools as illustrated above).
awf: The Amazingly Workable Formatter, a partial
nroff(1)clone written in Awk.
chem: Historic version of
chem(1), a preprocessor for chemical diagrams.
deroff: Enhanced version of the traditional
deroff(1)utility used to remove Roff markup.
dformat: Awk-based preprocessor for data formats, taken from CSTR #142.
dpic: Reimplementation of
gpic(1)targeting LaTeX and web-based formats.
troffgeared toward high-quality typesetting.
man-db: The implementation of
man(1)widely used on Linux.
neatroff: Modern reimplementation of Troff with Unicode and bidirectional text support.
pikchr: Web-friendly PIC interpreter optimised for SVG output.
sqlrpt: Preprocessor for
tbl(1)that generates tables from SQLite queries.
teqn: Convert TeX equations to Neateqn preprocessor markup.