Section: User Commands (1)
Updated: 28 July 2020
soelim - interpret .so requests in groff input
[ -I dir
and replaces lines of the form
by the contents of
It is useful if files included with
need to be preprocessed.
should be invoked with the
To embed '\' in the file name, write '\\'
To embed a space, write '\ '.
Any other escape sequence in
ignore the whole line.
Note that there must be no whitespace between the leading dot and the two
characters 's' and 'o'.
Whitespace is permitted between a command-line option and its argument.
even when followed by a character other than space or newline.
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
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
at the appropriate place.
No directory search is performed for files with an absolute file name.
Do not add
requests (for general use, with non-groff files).
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
are normally read
(the actual formatter).
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 by
soelim -> preprocessor -> troff -> postprocessor