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RedHat 9 (Linux i386) - man page for sgml2txt (redhat section 1)

SGML2TXT(1)						      General Commands Manual						       SGML2TXT(1)

sgml2txt - create plain text output from a LinuxDoc DTD SGML source file
sgml2txt [generic-option...] [--manpage] [--filter] [--blanks=n] file[.sgml]
sgml2txt is an old and obsoleted form of the text converter command of LinuxDoc-Tools. It is recommended to switch the new form linuxdoc -B text now. It converts a LinuxDoc DTD SGML source file to ASCII, ISO-8859-1, or EUC-JP output. Output will appear in file.txt where file is the name of the SGML source file. The attribute/value pair "output=txt" is set for conditionals.
sgml2txt accepts all the generic options described in linuxdoc(1), and the following specific options: --manpage, -m Outputs a groff source file, suitable for formatting with groff -man for man pages --filter, -f Remove backspace-overstrikes from the intermediate form generated by groff(1). --pass, -P The argument of the pass option is added to the command-line options handed to groff(1). --blanks=n, -b Set the limit of continuous blank lines for generating the output document. The default limit is 3. if 0 (zero) is specified, the result have many continuous blank lines. file The SGML source file, named either file or file.sgml
Many files and executables in /usr/share/linuxdoc-tools are used.
None known.
Originally written by Greg Hankins <>, based on scripts by Tom Gordon and Alexander Horz, and later rewritten by Cees de Groot <> for SGML-Tools (v1). Currently maintained by Taketoshi Sano <> for Linuxdoc-Tools.
linuxdoc(1), sgml2html(1), sgml2info(1), sgml2latex(1), sgml2lyx(1), sgml2rtf(1), sgmlcheck(1). 16 May 2000 SGML2TXT(1)