deroff - Deletes neqn, nroff, and tbl constructs
deroff [-i | -l] [-kpuw] [-ma | -me | -mm | -ms]
deroff [-i | -l] [-kpuw] -mm -ml file...
The deroff command reads the specified files (or standard
input by default), removes all nroff requests, macro
calls, backslash constructs, eqn constructs (between and
lines and between delimiters), and tbl descriptions,
replacing many of them with spaces or blank lines, and
writes the remainder of the file to standard output.
Suppresses processing of included files (.so and Keeps
blocks of text specified by requests or macros; for example,
the request. Suppresses processing of included files
whose names begin with /usr/lib (such as macro files in
/usr/lib/tmac). Interprets man macros only. Interprets
me macros only. Ignores mm macros and deletes mm list
structures. The -mm option must be specified with this
option. Interprets ms and mm macros only. Interprets ms
macros only. Performs special paragraph processing.
Removes _\b and \b in underlined and boldfaced words.
Automatically sets the -w option. Formats output into a
word list, containing one word per line, with all other
In text, a word is any string that contains at least two
letters and is composed of letters, digits, ampersands
(&), and apostrophes ('). In a macro call, a word is a
string that begins with at least two letters and contains
a total of at least three letters. Delimiters are any
characters other than letters, digits, ampersands, and
Trailing ampersands and apostrophes are removed from
The deroff command normally follows chains of included
files (.so and requests) and processes those files. If a
file was already included, a naming it is ignored and a
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