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     deroff - remove nroff/troff, tbl, and eqn constructs

     deroff [ -m [m | s | l] ] [-w] [-i] [ filename...]

     deroff reads each of the filenames in sequence  and  removes
     all  troff(1)  requests,  macro calls, backslash constructs,
     eqn(1) constructs (between .EQ and .EN  lines,  and  between
     delimiters), and tbl(1) descriptions, perhaps replacing them
     with white space (blanks and blank lines),  and  writes  the
     remainder of the file on the standard output. deroff follows
     chains of included files (.so and .nx troff commands); if  a
     file  has  already  been included, a .so naming that file is
     ignored and a .nx naming that file terminates execution.  If
     no input file is given, deroff reads the standard input.

     -m       The -m option may be followed by an m, s, or l. The
              -mm  option  causes the macros to be interpreted so
              that only running text is output (that is, no  text
              from  macro  lines.)  The -ml option forces the -mm
              option and also causes deletion of lists associated
              with the mm macros.

     -w       If the -w option is given, the  output  is  a  word
              list, one ``word'' per line, with all other charac-
              ters deleted. Otherwise,  the  output  follows  the
              original,  with  the  deletions mentioned above. In
              text, a ``word'' is any  string  that  contains  at
              least  two  letters  and  is  composed  of letters,
              digits, ampersands (&), and apostrophes (');  in  a
              macro  call,  however,  a ``word'' is a string that
              begins with at least two  letters  and  contains  a
              total of at least three letters. Delimiters are any
              characters other than letters, digits, apostrophes,
              and ampersands. Trailing apostrophes and ampersands
              are removed from ``words.''

     -i       The  -i option causes  deroff to  ignore   .so  and
              .nx commands.

     See attributes(5) for descriptions of the  following  attri-
    |       ATTRIBUTE TYPE        |       ATTRIBUTE VALUE       |
    | Availability                | SUNWdoc                     |

     eqn(1), nroff(1), tbl(1), troff(1), attributes(5)

     deroff is not a complete troff interpreter,  so  it  can  be
     confused  by  subtle  constructs. Most such errors result in
     too much rather than too little output.

     The -ml option does not handle nested lists correctly.

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