deroff, delatex - remove formatting requests
deroff [ option ... ] file ...
Deroff reads each file in sequence and removes all nroff and troff(1) requests and non-
text arguments, backslash constructions, and constructs of preprocessors such as eqn(1),
pic(1), and tbl(1). Remaining text is written on the standard output. Deroff follows
files included by and commands; if a file has already been included, a for that file is
ignored and a terminates execution. If no input file is given, deroff reads from standard
The options are
-w Output a word list, one `word' (string of letters, digits, and properly embedded
ampersands and apostrophes, beginning with a letter) per line. Other characters
are skipped. Otherwise, the output follows the original, with the deletions men-
-i Ignore and requests.
-mm Remove titles, attachments, etc., as well as ordinary troff constructs, from ms(6)
or mm documents.
-ml Same as -mm, but remove lists as well.
Delatex does for tex and latex (see tex(1)) files what deroff -wi does for troff files.
troff(1), tex(1), spell(1)
These filters are not complete interpreters of troff or tex. For example, macro defini-
tions containing cause chaos in deroff when the popular delimiters for eqn are in effect.
Text inside macros is emitted at place of definition, not place of call.