soelim - Processes .so requests in nroff input
The soelim command reads the specified files or standard input and performs
the textual inclusion implied by nroff requests of the form:
When these requests appear at the beginning of input lines (see SEE ALSO).
This is useful since commands such as tbl do not normally do this; the soe-
lim command allows the placement of individual tables in separate files to
be run as a part of a large document. The original and included text are
written to the standard output.
Note that exactly one space must precede and no spaces can follow the
filename. A flag consisting of a - (dash) is taken to be a filename
corresponding to standard input. Inclusion can be suppressed by using a '
(single quote) instead of a . (dot) as follows:
In the following example, the soelim command is used to preprocess file
inclusion (.so) requests:
soelim exum?.n | tbl | nroff -ms
Because the tbl command does not process the nroff .so requests, the soelim
command is used to preprocess them. The output is then passed to the tbl
command. This facilitates the placement of tables in separate files that
can be included to form a large document.
Commands: colcrt(1), neqn(1), nroff(1), tbl(1)