DEROFF(1) DEROFF(1) NAME deroff - remove nroff, troff, tbl and eqn constructs SYNOPSIS deroff [ -w ] file ... DESCRIPTION Deroff reads each file in sequence and removes all nroff and troff command lines, backslash constructions, macro defini- tions, eqn constructs (between `.EQ' and `.EN' lines or between delimiters), and table descriptions and writes the remainder on the standard output. Deroff follows chains of included files (`.so' and `.nx' commands); if a file has already been included, a `.so' is ignored and a `.nx' termi- nates execution. If no input file is given, deroff reads from the standard input file. If the -w flag is given, the output is a word list, one `word' (string of letters, digits, and apostrophes, begin- ning with a letter; apostrophes are removed) per line, and all other characters ignored. Otherwise, the output follows the original, with the deletions mentioned above. SEE ALSO troff(1), eqn(1), tbl(1) BUGS Deroff is not a complete troff interpreter, so it can be confused by subtle constructs. Most errors result in too much rather than too little output.