soelim - interpret .so requests in groff input
It is possible to have whitespace between the -I
command line option and
and replaces lines of the form
- .so file
by the contents of file
. It is useful if files included with .so
need to be preprocessed. Normally, soelim
should be invoked with the
option of groff
To embed ‘\’ in the file name, write ‘\\’ or
‘\e’. To embed a space, write ‘\ ’. Any
other escape sequence in file
ignore the whole
Note that there must be no whitespace between the leading dot and the two
characters ‘s’ and ‘o’. Otherwise, only
interprets the .so
request (and soelim
- Recognize .so even when followed by a character other than space or
- This option may be used to add a directory to the search path for files
(both those on the command line and those named in .so requests).
The search path is initialized with the current directory. This option may
be specified more than once; the directories are then searched in the
order specified (but before the current directory). If you want to make
the current directory be read before other directories, add -I. at
the appropriate place.
- No directory search is performed for files with an absolute file
- Do not add .lf requests (for general use, with non-groff
- Don't emit .lf requests but TeX comment lines (starting with
‘%’) giving the current file and line number.
- Print the version number.
The normal processing sequence of groff is this:
preprocessor -> troff -> postprocessor
That is, files sourced with .so
are normally read only
(the actual formatter). soelim
to source files.
If a file to be sourced should also be preprocessed, it must already be read
the input file passes through the preprocessor. This is handled
soelim -> preprocessor -> troff -> postprocessor
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