deroff(1)deroff(1)NAMEderoff - Deletes neqn, nroff, and tbl constructs
SYNOPSISderoff [-i | -l] [-kpuw] [-ma | -me | -mm | -ms] file...
deroff [-i | -l] [-kpuw] -mm-ml file...
The deroff command reads the specified files (or standard input by
default), removes all nroff requests, macro calls, backslash con‐
structs, eqn constructs (between and lines and between delimiters), and
tbl descriptions, replacing many of them with spaces or blank lines,
and writes the remainder of the file to standard output.
Suppresses processing of included files (.so and Keeps blocks of text
specified by requests or macros; for example, the request. Suppresses
processing of included files whose names begin with /usr/lib (such as
macro files in /usr/lib/tmac). Interprets man macros only. Interprets
me macros only. Ignores mm macros and deletes mm list structures. The
-mm option must be specified with this option. Interprets ms and mm
macros only. Interprets ms macros only. Performs special paragraph
processing. Removes _\b and \b in underlined and boldfaced words.
Automatically sets the -w option. Formats output into a word list,
containing one word per line, with all other characters deleted.
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, 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, ampersands, and apostrophes.
Trailing ampersands and apostrophes are removed from words.
The deroff command normally follows chains of included files (.so and
requests) and processes those files. If a file was already included, a
naming it is ignored and a