Soelim manual


soelim - (utroff) eliminate .so’s from nroff input


@BINDIR@/soelim [file] ...


Soelim reads the specified files or the standard input and performs the textual inclusion implied by the nroff directives of the form

.so somefile

when they appear at the beginning of input lines. This is useful since programs such as tbl do not normally do this; it allows the placement of individual tables in separate files to be run as a part of a large document.

Note that inclusion can be suppressed by using ‘'’ instead of ‘.’, i.e.

so /usr/ucblib/doctools/tmac/s

This version of soelim keep trace of real the file name and line number, so that troff error messages still gets meaningfull.

A sample usage of soelim would be

soelim exum?.n | tbl | nroff -ms | col | lp

See also

more(1) , felim(1), slelim(1).


The format of the source commands must involve no strangeness - exactly one blank must precede and no blanks follow the file name.


Soelim is distributed under the CDDL-1.0 license and this man page are distributed under the original BSD license.

Help and bugs

Don’t hesitate to ask questions at help at utroff dot org. Please, send bugs and patches at help at utroff dot org.


Written by William Joy. Modified by Pierre-Jean Fichet.