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       aft - "free form" document preparation system


       aft [--verbose] [--autonumber] [--output=file | --output=-] [--type=output-type] infile ..


       AFT is a nearly free format documentation system which can be typed in using any editor or
       wordprocessor that supports tabs or hard spaces (column-based spaces whose number  doesn't
       shrink  or  grow  based on formatting). By using AFT, you are no longer constrained to one
       wordprocessing file standard (such as Microsoft Word), nor do you have to enter a plethora
       of weird syntactical incantations of an embedded mark up language (such as LaTeX or HTML).

       Unlike  other  mark  up  languages, AFT is designed to parse and recognize patterns rather
       than formal commands. That is why there is no single escape or command sequence that tells
       AFT what to do. In this regard, AFT will process almost anything you throw at it.

       An  AFT  document  is  easily  converted into such popular formats as HTML, RTF and LaTeX.
       Because there are few commands, learning to  write  a  document  in  AFT  requires  little
       effort.  This  doesn't  mean  that  AFT  is  not powerful. In fact, this very document was
       conceived and written using AFT.


       Running AFT is as simple as typing:

       aft NAME_OF_YOUR_FILE.aft


              Generate a lot of commentary. By default, AFT  will  just  silently  process  files
              (unless errors occur). Using this option causes AFT to keep you informed about what
              it is doing.

              This switch tells AFT to automatically number your sections.--output=file |

              This tells AFT where to send its processed output. You can supply a filename (file)
              or - which tells AFT to write to your standard output (your display or stdout).

              This  tells AFT what type of output to do. For example HTML output is used for html
              and DocBook output is used for docbook. As a side effect, this  will  also  specify
              the file name extension for the output file if the --output option isn't specified.

       infile ..
              One or more AFT documents to be processed.