soelim - Processes .so requests in nroff input
The soelim command reads the specified files or standard
input and performs the textual inclusion implied by nroff
requests of the form:
When these requests appear at the beginning of input lines
(see SEE ALSO). This is useful since commands such as tbl
do not normally do this; the soelim command allows the
placement of individual tables in separate files to be run
as a part of a large document. The original and included
text are written to the standard output.
Note that exactly one space must precede and no spaces can
follow the filename. A flag consisting of a - (dash) is
taken to be a filename corresponding to standard input.
Inclusion can be suppressed by using a ' (single quote)
instead of a . (dot) as follows: 'so /usr/share/lib/tmac.s
In the following example, the soelim command is used to
preprocess file inclusion (.so) requests: soelim exum?.n |
tbl | nroff -ms
Because the tbl command does not process the nroff
requests, the soelim command is used to preprocess them.
The output is then passed to the tbl command. This facilitates
the placement of tables in separate files that can
be included to form a large document.
Commands: colcrt(1), neqn(1), nroff(1), tbl(1)
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