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yodl2... - miscellaneous Yodl converters
yodl2... [OPTION]... FILE
This manual page describes the various shell scripts that convert
documents in the Yodl language to other formats. The basic converters
o yodl2html(1): converts to HTML, writes a file with the extension
o yodl2man(1): converts to nroff `man’ format, writes .man. Can be
further processed with e.g. nroff -Tascii -man file.man.
o yodl2latex(1): converts to LaTeX output, writes .latex. Can be
further processed with, e.g., latex file.latex.
o yodl2txt(1): converts to plain ASCII, writes .txt. This is a
very rudimentary converter, a last-resort.
NOTE: Starting with Yodl version 3.00.0 Yodl’s default file inclusion
behavior has changed. The current working directory no longer remains
fixed at the directory in which Yodl is called, but is volatile,
changing to the directory in which a yodl-file is located. This has the
advantage that Yodl’s file inclusion behavior now matches the way C’s
#include directive operates; it has the disadvantage that it may break
some current documents. Conversion, however is simple but can be
avoided altogether if the -L (--legacy-include) option is used (see
The options are identical to those of the yodl(1) program.
Additionally, the following options are available:
By default the convertors call yodl(1) using the -w flag. The
option --no-warnings suppresses this flag.
By default, files used for the communication between yodl and
yodlpost are removed following the conversion. The
--intermediate=<filename> option may be provided to retain these
files, called <filename> and <filename>.idx.
Each yodl2format converter requires a file format.yo in Yodl’s include
path (e.g., /usr/share/yodl). This file is auto-loaded before FILE (see
the synopsys) is loaded, to make the conversion to format possible.
The output is written to one or more files having the extension
yodlstriproff(1), yodl(1), yodlbuiltins(7), yodlletter(7),
yodlmacros(7), yodlmanpage(7), yodlpost(1), yodlverbinsert(1).
Frank B. Brokken (firstname.lastname@example.org),