Comments — words in an mdoc document not interpreted by the formatter — are indicated by the special character \".

Regular text. \" In a comment.
.Em A macro . \" Another comment.

The comment extends from the special character to the end of the line. If the newline is escaped, the comment only applies to the current line. In other words, the newline escape is commented.

Not in a comment, \" in a comment \
Not in a comment.

A comment may span an entire line if it's specified as a pseudo-macro, that is, following the control character ..

.\" This is a full-line comment.

Last edited by $Author: kristaps $ on $Date: 2011/11/04 01:06:28 $. Copyright © 2011, Kristaps Dzonsons. CC BY-SA.