Release date: 
Wednesday, 8 March, 2006



Cawf provides "a usable subset of raw nroff capabilities". Unlike groff, it is small and easy to install/use. It is also highly portable. Archive includes OS/2 executables and full source code.

This software is distributed as compressed package. You have to download and manually install it; if prerequisites are required, you will have to manually install them too.

Manual installation

Program is distributed as ZIP package: download to temporary directory and unpack to destination folder. See below for download link(s).

Following links are to additional programs, not mandatory but useful:

Following ones are the download links for manual installation:

Cawf v. 4.10 (8/3/2006, Alex Taylor) Readme/What's new
This is the version 4.10 distribution of cawf. Changes since version 4.09 include: * The ms macro MO string is now supported, including its modification by the .DA macro. * The general string register IF now contains the name of the current input file. It contains STDIN if the current input source is the standard input file.
Cawf v. 4.07 (30/1/1995, Darrel Hankerson) Readme/What's new
* 4.07 changes include: o Support was added for OS/2, using the Microsoft or EMX GNU C compilers. The __EMX__ definition selects some code conditionally defined for the EMX GNU C compiler. The OS/2 support was provided by Darrel Hankerson <>. Executables may be obtained via anonymous ftp from ( in pub/os2/all/unix/cawf4*.zip. Please direct questions about compiling and using cawf under OS/2 to Darrel.
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