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NAME

       pexpand - expand requested commands in metafile

SYNOPSIS

       pexpand [ +/-EPDOCSURIlrtmvsp ] file ..

DESCRIPTION

       Pexpand  reads  each metafile file in sequence and expands any commands
       specified in a '+' option, and deletes any commands specified in a  '-'
       option.   This  is necessary because most drivers will not support many
       metafile commands such as 'v' (vector string) and  'O',  'C',  and  's'
       (segments).   Pexpand  will expand '+' instances into the corresponding
       primitives which are supported, and delete all '-' instances.

       Certain commands are currently considered basic, and must be  supported
       by  all  drivers.   The commands 'D', 'E', 'S', 'U', 'R', 'l', 'r', and
       't' are basic (see metafile(5)).

       If no input files are specified, the standard input is read.

       +EPDOCSURIlrtmvsp
                 Expand the requested command(s).

       -EPDOCSURIlrtmvsp
                 Delete the requested command(s).

EXAMPLE

       To expand vector strings and segements, and delete pauses from "meta":

         pexpand +vOCs -P meta

FILES

       /usr/lib/meta/vchars.mta  (see metafile(5))

AUTHOR

       Greg Ward

SEE ALSO

       metafile(5), psort(1)