STYLE(1) BSD Reference Manual STYLE(1)
style - analyze surface characteristics of a document
style [-ml] [-mm] [-a] [-e] [-lnum] [-rnum] [-p] [-P] file ...
Style analyzes the surface characteristics of the writing style of a doc-
ument. It reports on readability, sentence length and structure, word
length and usage, verb type, and sentence openers. Because style runs
deroff before looking at the text, formatting header files should be in-
cluded as part of the input.
-a print all sentences with their length and readability index.
-e print all sentences that begin with an expletive.
-p print all sentences that contain a passive verb.
-l num print all sentences longer than num.
-ml The flag -ml, which causes deroff to skip lists, should be used
if the document contains many lists of non-sentences.
-mm The default macro package -ms may be overridden with the flag
-r num print all sentences whose readability index is greater than
-P print parts of speech of the words in the document.
Use of non-standard formatting macros may cause incorrect sentence
The style command appeared in 4BSD.
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