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DEROFF(1)			   BSD General Commands Manual				DEROFF(1)

     deroff -- remove nroff/troff, eqn, pic and tbl constructs

     deroff [-ikpw] [-m a | e | l | m | s] [file ...]

     deroff reads each file in sequence and removes all nroff(1) and troff(1) command lines,
     backslash constructions, macro definitions, eqn(1) constructs (between ``.EQ'' and ``.EN''
     lines or between delimiters), pic(1) pictures, and table descriptions and writes the remain-
     der to the standard output.  deroff follows chains of included files (``.so'' and ``.nx''
     commands); if a file has already been included, a ``.so'' is ignored and a ``.nx'' termi-
     nates 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

     -m      Enable support for common macro packages.	The -m option takes the following argu-
		   a	   recognize man(7) macros.
		   e	   recognize me(7) macros.
		   l	   remove list constructs.
		   m	   recognize mm(7) macros.
		   s	   recognize ms(7) macros.

     -p      Preserve paragraph macros.  This option only has an effect if the -m option is also

     -w      Output a word list, one 'word' (string of letters, digits, and apostrophes, begin-
	     ning with a letter; apostrophes are removed) 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 confused by subtle constructs.
     Most errors result in too much rather than too little output.

     The -ml option does not correctly handle nested lists.

BSD					   June 6, 1993 				      BSD
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