soelim - Processes .so requests in nroff input
The soelim command reads the specified files or standard input and performs the textual inclusion implied by nroff requests of the form:
When these requests appear at the beginning of input lines (see SEE ALSO). This is useful since commands such as tbl do not normally do this; the soelim command allows the placement of individual tables in separate files to be run as a part of a large document. The original and included text are written to the standard output.
Note that exactly one space must precede and no spaces can follow the filename. A flag consisting of a - (dash) is taken to be a filename corresponding to standard input. Inclusion can be suppressed by using a ' (single quote) instead of a . (dot) as follows: 'so /usr/share/lib/tmac.s
In the following example, the soelim command is used to preprocess file inclusion (.so) requests: soelim exum?.n | tbl | nroff -ms
command does not process the
command is used to preprocess them. The output is then passed to the
command. This facilitates the placement of tables in separate
files that can be included to form a large document.
Commands: colcrt(1), neqn(1), nroff(1), tbl(1)