deroff - remove nroff/troff, eqn, pic and tbl constructs
deroff [-ikpw] [-m m | s | e | a | l] [file ...]
deroff reads each file in sequence and removes all nroff(1)
command lines, backslash constructions, macro definitions,
(between `.EQ' and `.EN' lines or between delimiters), pic(1)
pictures, and table descriptions and writes the remainder to
output. deroff follows chains of included files (`.so' and
if a file has already been included, a `.so' is ignored and a
`.nx' terminates execution. If no input file is given,
deroff reads from
the standard input.
The options are as follows:
-i Ignore `.so' and `.nx' commands.
-k Keep blocks of text intact. This is the default behavior unless
the -m option is given.
-m Enable support for common macro packages. The -m
the following arguments:
a recognize man(7) macros.
e recognize me(7) macros.
m recognize me(7) macros.
s recognize me(7) macros.
l recognize mm(7) macros and delete mm(7)
-p Preserve paragraph macros. This option only has an
effect if the
-m option is also specified.
-w Output a word list, one `word' (string of letters,
apostrophes, beginning with a letter; apostrophes
per line, and all other characters ignored. Normally, the output
follows the original, with the deletions mentioned
eqn(1), nroff(1), pic(1), tbl(1), troff(1)
deroff appeared in Version 7 AT&T UNIX.
deroff is not a complete troff(1) interpreter, so it can be
subtle constructs. Most errors result in too much rather
than too little
The -ml option does not correctly handle nested lists.
OpenBSD 3.6 June 6, 1993
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