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NAME         top

       zsoelim - satisfy .so requests in roff input

SYNOPSIS         top

       zsoelim [-CVh] [file ...]

DESCRIPTION         top

       zsoelim parses file arguments, or if none are specified, its
       standard input for lines of the form:

       .so <filename>

       These requests are replaced by the contents of the filename
       specified.  If the request cannot be met, zsoelim looks for
       filename.ext where .ext can be one of .gz, .Z or .z.  Other
       extension types may be supported depending upon compile time
       options.  If the request can be met by a compressed file, this
       file is decompressed using an appropriate decompressor and its
       output is used to satisfy the request.

       Traditionally, soelim programs were used to allow roff
       preprocessors to be able to preprocess the files referred to by
       the requests.  This particular version was written to circumvent
       problems created by support for compressed manual pages.

OPTIONS         top

       -C, --compatible
              This flag is available for compatibility with other soelim
              programs.  Its use is to enable .so requests followed by
              something other than whitespace.  As this is already the
              default behaviour, it is ignored.

       -h, --help
              Print a help message and exit.

       -V, --version
              Display version information.

SEE ALSO         top

       groff(1), man(1), nroff(1), troff(1)

AUTHOR         top

       Wilf. (G.Wilford@ee.surrey.ac.uk).
       Fabrizio Polacco (fpolacco@debian.org).
       Colin Watson (cjwatson@debian.org).

BUGS         top


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2.9.4                          2021-02-08                     ZSOELIM(1)

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