deroff

DEROFF(1)                   User's Reference Manual                  DEROFF(1)



NAME
       deroff - remove roff and preprocessor constructs

SYNOPSIS
       deroff [-w] {file(s)}

DESCRIPTION
       deroff reads in the named files (or stdin if none are given) and strips
       out troff constructs and macros. The preprocessor (eqn, tbl, pic, grap,
       and vgrind) sections are removed entirely.  The resulting output,
       suitable for spelling, is sent to stdout.

OPTIONS
       -w     output a word-by-word list, delimited by newlines.

SEE ALSO
       troff(1), eqn(1), pic(1), grap(1), vgrind(1).

BUGS
       deroff is not a full troff(1) interpreter; in particular it doesn't
       know how to expand macros and how to treat m[mse]'s registers.
       Macros are assumed to end with ..  and are simply skipped.
       deroff can be fooled with circular .nx requests.  The .so request
       deepness is limited.

AUTHOR
       David Frey <david@eos.lugs.ch>



Debian                         December 23, 1996                     DEROFF(1)