May 26, 2018


mdocml is a suite of tools compiling mdoc, the roff macro package of choice for BSD manual pages, and man, the predominant historical package for UNIX manuals. The mission of mdocml is to deprecate groff, the GNU troff implementation, for displaying mdoc pages whilst providing token support for man.

mdocml consists of the libmandoc validating compiler and mandoc, which interfaces with the compiler library to format output for UNIX terminals with support for wide-character locales, XHTML, HTML, PostScript, and PDF.

Disambiguation mdocml is often referred to by its installed binary, “mandoc”.

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