ul reads the named files (or standard input if none are given) and
translates occurrences of underscores to the sequence which indicates
underlining for the terminal in use, as specified by the environment
variable TERM. The terminfo database is read 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
underline, underlining is ignored.
Underlining is indicated by a separate line containing
appropriate dashes `-'; this is useful when you want to look
at the underlining which is present in an nroff output stream
on a crt-terminal.
-t, -T, --terminal terminal
Override the environment variable TERM with the specified
Display version information and exit.
Display help text and exit.
The following environment variable is used:
TERM The TERM variable is used to relate a tty device with its
device capability description (see terminfo(5)). TERM is set
at login time, either by the default terminal type specified
in /etc/ttys or as set during the login process by the user in
their login file (see setenv(1)).
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