Files with roff file extension can be commonly found on Unix platform and used for some document system.

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ROFF file extension - Unformatted manual page (Roff/nroff/troff/groff)

What is roff file? How to open roff files?

File type specification:

Document file type icon Document file type

The roff file extension is associated with the Unix and Unix based operating systems available for various computer platforms developed by AT&T Inc.

This type of roff file contains unformatted manual page stored in Unix processing document system file format (Roff/nroff/troff/groff).

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The default software associated to open roff file:

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The Open Group logoUnix  Linux/Unix software

Company or developer:
The Open Group

A multi-tasking operating system for various platforms, the first version of UNIX was released in 1969. It is developed by AT&T as well as various commercial vendors, universities and non-profit organizations. Traditional Original Unix systems have characteristics of Version 7 Unix or UNIX System V. Unix Specification have Mac OS X, Mac OS X Server, Solaris, AIX, HP/UX, z/OS etc. Other systems, such as Linux and BSD are called Unix-like or Unix system-like.

Help how to open:

As far as we know, this file type can be accessed on Unix or perhaps also some Linux distribution system.

How to convert:

Possibly can be exported to other text or document formats with some app on Unix/Linux platform.

List of recommended software applications associated to the .roff file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open roff file, edit roff file, convert roff file, view roff file, play roff file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Unspecified and all other actions for computer programs working with roff file - Unformatted manual page (Roff/nroff/troff/groff)

Click on the software link for more information about Unix. Unix uses roff file type for its internal purposes and/or also by different way than common edit or open file actions (eg. to install/execute/support an application itself, to store application or user data, configure program etc.).


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