style - Analyzes surface characteristics of a document.
style [-ml] [-mm] [-a] [-e] [-l num] [-r num] [-p] [-P]
Displays all sentences with their length and readability
index. Displays all sentences that begin with an expletive.
Displays all sentences longer than num. Skips
lists in the document. Overrides the default -ms macro
package. Displays parts of speech of the words in the
document. Displays all sentences that contain a passive
verb. Displays all sentences whose readability index is
greater than num.
The style command analyzes the surface characteristics of
the writing style of a document. It reports on readability,
sentence length and structure, word length and usage,
verb type, and sentence openers. Because style runs deroff
before looking at the text, formatting header files should
be included as part of the input. The default macro package
-ms may be overridden with the -mm option. The -ml
option, which causes deroff to skip lists, should be used
if the document contains many lists that contain non-sentences.
Use the other options to locate sentences with
Use of non-standard formatting macros may cause incorrect
Commands: deroff(1), diction(1)
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