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ul(1)				 User Commands				 ul(1)

NAME
       ul - do underlining

SYNOPSIS
       ul [-i] [-t terminal] [filename...]

DESCRIPTION
       ul  reads the named filenames (or the standard input if none are	given)
       and translates occurrences of underscores to the	sequence  which	 indi-
       cates underlining for the terminal in use, as specified by the environ-
       ment variable  TERM.  ul	 uses  the  /usr/share/lib/terminfo  entry  to
       determine the appropriate sequences for underlining. If the terminal is
       incapable of underlining, but is	capable	of a standout mode  then  that
       is used instead.	If the terminal	can overstrike,	or handles underlining
       automatically, ul degenerates to	cat(1).	If the terminal	cannot	under-
       line, underlining is ignored.

OPTIONS
       -t terminal     Override	 the  terminal	kind specified in the environ-
		       ment. If	the terminal cannot underline, underlining  is
		       ignored.	 If  the terminal name is not found, no	under-
		       lining is attempted.

       -i	       Indicate	underlining  by	 a  separate  line  containing
		       appropriate dashes `-'; this is useful when you want to
		       look at the underlining which is	present	in an nroff(1)
		       output stream on	a CRT-terminal.

RETURN VALUES
       ul returns exit code 1 if the file specified is not found.

FILES
       /usr/share/lib/terminfo/*

ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |      ATTRIBUTE	TYPE	     |	    ATTRIBUTE VALUE	   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
       |Availability		     |SUNWdoc			   |
       +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+

SEE ALSO
       cat(1), man(1), nroff(1), attributes(5)

BUGS
       nroff  usually  generates  a series of backspaces and underlines	inter-
       mixed with the text to indicate underlining. ul makes attempt to	 opti-
       mize the	backward motion.

SunOS 5.10			  17 Mar 1994				 ul(1)

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