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NAME

       zsoelim - satisfy .so requests in roff input

SYNOPSIS

       zsoelim [-CVh] [file ...]

DESCRIPTION

       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

       -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

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

AUTHOR

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