soelim reads files and replaces lines of the form
by the contents of file. It is useful if files included with .so
need to be preprocessed. Normally, soelim should be invoked with the
-s option of groff.
To embed ‘\’ in the file name, write ‘\\’ or ‘\e’. To embed a space,
write ‘\ ’. Any other escape sequence in file makes soelim ignore
the whole line.
Note that there must be no whitespace between the leading dot and the
two characters ‘s’ and ‘o’. Otherwise, only groff interprets the .so
request (and soelim ignores it).
-C Recognize .so even when followed by a character other than
space or newline.
-Idir 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
.so requests). 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 directories, add -I. at
the appropriate place.
No directory search is performed for files with an absolute
-r Do not add .lf requests (for general use, with non-groff
-t Don't emit .lf requests but TeX comment lines (starting with
‘%’) giving the current file and line number.
-v Print the version number.
The normal processing sequence of groff is this:
preprocessor -> troff -> postprocessor
That is, files sourced with .so are normally read only by troff (the
actual formatter). soelim is not required for troff to source files.
If a file to be sourced should also be preprocessed, it must already
be read before the input file passes through the preprocessor. This
is handled by soelim:
soelim -> preprocessor -> troff -> postprocessor
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Groff Version 1.22.3 4 November 2014 SOELIM(1)