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SOELIM(1)                   General Commands Manual                  SOELIM(1)

       soelim - interpret .so requests in groff input

       soelim [ -Crtv ] [ -Idir ] [ files... ]

       It is possible to have whitespace between the -I command line option
       and its parameter.

       soelim reads files 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 -s
       option of groff.

       Note that there must be no whitespace between the leading dot and the
       two characters `s' and `o'.  Otherwise, only groff interprets the .so
       request (and soelim ignores it).

       -C     Recognize .so even when followed by a character other than space
              or newline.

       -Idir  This option may be used to specify a directory to search for
              files (both those on the command line and those named in .so
              requests).  The current directory is always searched first.
              This option may be specified more than once, the directories
              will be searched in the order specified.  No directory search is
              performed for files specified using an absolute path.

       -r     Do not add .lf requests (for general use, with non-groff files).

       -t     Don't emit .lf requests but TeX comment lines (starting with
              `%') giving the current file and line number.

       -v     Print the version number.

       The normal processing sequence of groff is this:

                 input        sourced
                 file          file
                   |             |
                   v             v
               preprocessor -> troff -> postprocessor

       That is, files sourced with .so are normally read only by troff (the
       actual formatter).  soelim is not required for troff to source files.

       If a file to be sourced should also be preprocessed, it must already be
       read before the input file passes through the preprocessor.  This is
       handled by soelim:

                 soelim -> preprocessor -> troff -> postprocessor
                   ^                                     |
                   |                                     v
                sourced                               output
                 file                                  file


Groff Version 1.19.2           September 4, 2005                     SOELIM(1)