DEROFF(1) DEROFF(1) NAME deroff - remove formatting requests SYNOPSIS deroff [ option ... ] 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), tbl table descriptions, pic constructs, and refer references. Remaining text is written 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' terminates execu- tion. If no input file is given, deroff reads from the standard input file. The options are -w Output a word list, one `word' (string of letters, dig- its, and apostrophes, beginning with a letter; apostro- phes are removed) per line, and all other characters ignored. Otherwise, the output follows the original, with the deletions mentioned above. -i Ignore `.so' and `.nx' requests. -ms, -mm Follow the conventions of ms(7) or mm macros. -ml Follow the conventions of mm and suppress lists. SEE ALSO troff(1), eqn(1), tbl(1), pic(1), refer(1) BUGS Deroff is not a complete troff interpreter; it can be con- fused. In particular, troff macro definitions containing `\$' cause chaos when the popular `$$' delimiters for eqn are in effect.