soelim - eliminate .so's from nroff input
soelim [file ...]
soelim reads the specified files or the standard input and performs
the textual inclusion implied by nroff directives of the form
when they appear at the beginning of input lines. This is useful when
using programs such as tbl(1) that do not normally do this, allowing
placement of individual tables or other text objects 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 standard input.
Note that inclusion can be suppressed by using ' instead of . at the
start of the line as in:
soelim is often used in a context similar to the following:
soelim exum?.n | tbl | nroff -mm | col | lp
The format of the source commands must involve no strangeness -
exactly one blank must precede and no blanks follow the file name.
more(1), nroff(1), tbl(1).
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