SOELIM(1) General Commands Manual SOELIM(1)
soelim - resolve and eliminate .so requests from nroff or troff input
soelim [ filename ... ]
This command is available with the Text software installation option.
Refer to for information on how to install optional software.
soelim reads the specified files or the standard input and performs the
textual inclusion implied by the nroff(1) directives of the form
when they appear at the beginning of input lines. This is useful since
programs such as tbl(1) do not normally do this; it allows the place-
ment of individual tables in separate files to be run as a part of a
An argument consisting of `-' is taken to be a file name corresponding
to the standard input.
Note: inclusion can be suppressed by using `'' instead of `.', that is,
' so /usr/share/lib/tmac/tmac.s
A sample usage of soelim would be
soelim exum?.n | tbl | nroff -ms | col | lpr
colcrt(1), more(1), nroff(1), tbl(1)
9 September 1987 SOELIM(1)