BSD 2.11 - man page for style (bsd section 1)
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style - analyze surface characteristics of a document
style [ -ml ] [ -mm ] [ -a ] [ -e ] [ -l num ] [ -r num ] [ -p ] [ -P ] file ...
Style 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 sen-
tence 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 over-
ridden with the flag -mm. The flag -ml, which causes deroff to skip lists, should be used
if the document contains many lists of non-sentences. The other options are used to
locate sentences with certain characteristics.
-a print all sentences with their length and readability index.
-e print all sentences that begin with an expletive.
-p print all sentences that contain a passive verb.
-lnum print all sentences longer than num.
-rnum print all sentences whose readability index is greater than num.
-P print parts of speech of the words in the document.
Use of non-standard formatting macros may cause incorrect sentence breaks.
7th Edition April 29, 1985 STYLE(1)
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