U readme


Since utroff, groff and Heirloom Troff share some of the same utilities, it is wise to install each of them in three different part of the system. And since groff is sometimes a system dependency (at least to format manual pages), it is wise to put the directory of utroff at the end of your PATH.

The U script sets the PATH and configure some others environment variables to use easily the utroff utilities.

Build and install

To build and install, edit the file config.mk from the root directory, and run :

make install

In some circumstances, you might need utroff tools themselves to build the manual pages. In that case, build and install binaries before manual pages like this :

make installbin
make installman

You can uninstall files and clean the working directory :

make uninstall
make clean

For a more complete description of the build process, look at the README in the root directory.


U and its man page are distributed under a two clause BSD license.

Help and bugs

Don’t hesitate to ask questions at help at utroff dot org. Please, send bugs and patches at help at utroff dot org.