DEROFF(1) General Commands Manual DEROFF(1)
deroff - remove nroff, troff, tbl and eqn constructs
deroff [ -w ] filename ...
This command is available with the Text software installation option.
Refer to for information on how to install optional software.
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.
-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.
eqn(1), nroff(1), tbl(1), troff(1)
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-
deroff does not work well with files that use .so to source in the
standard macro package files.
21 December 1987 DEROFF(1)