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DEROFF(1)                   General Commands Manual                  DEROFF(1)



NAME
       deroff - remove nroff, troff, tbl and eqn constructs

SYNOPSIS
       deroff [ -w ] filename ...

AVAILABILITY
       This  command  is available with the Text software installation option.
       Refer to for information on how to install optional software.

DESCRIPTION
       deroff reads each file in sequence and removes all nroff and troff com-
       mand  lines, backslash constructions, macro definitions, eqn constructs
       (between .EQ and .EN lines or between delimiters), and  table  descrip-
       tions  and writes the remainder on 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 terminates execution.  If no
       input file is given, deroff reads from the standard input file.

OPTIONS
       -w     Generate a word list, one word per line. A `word' is a string of
              letters, digits, and apostrophes, beginning with a letter; apos-
              trophes are removed.  All other characters are ignored.

SEE ALSO
       eqn(1), nroff(1), tbl(1), troff(1)

BUGS
       deroff is not a complete troff interpreter, so it can  be  confused  by
       subtle constructs.  Most errors result in too much rather than too lit-
       tle output.

       deroff does not work well with files that use  .so  to  source  in  the
       standard macro package files.



                               21 December 1987                      DEROFF(1)