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SOELIM(1) BSD General Commands Manual SOELIM(1)
soelim -- eliminate .so's from nroff input
soelim [-I directory] [file ...]
soelim reads the specified files or the standard input and performs the textual inclusion
implied by the nroff(1) directives of the form:
The directives need to appear at the beginning of input lines. This is useful since pro-
grams such as tbl(1) do not normally do this; it allows the placement of individual tables
in separate files to be run as a part of a large document.
An argument consisting of a single minus '-' is taken to be a file name corresponding to the
Note that inclusion can be suppressed by using '\'' instead of '\.', i.e.
A sample usage of soelim would be
soelim exum?.n | tbl | nroff -ms | col | lpr
The options are as follows:
-I Add the specified directory to the search path for input files.
The soelim command appeared in 3.0BSD.
The format of the source commands must involve no strangeness - exactly one blank must pre-
cede and no blanks follow the file name.
BSD June 6, 1993 BSD
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