emit only text of UNIX manuals
demandoc utility emits only the text portions of
UNIX manual files.
demandoc parses standard input
and outputs only text nodes, preserving line and column position. Escape
sequences are omitted from the output.
Its arguments are as follows:
- Output a word list. This outputs each word of text on its own line. A
“word”, in this case, refers to whitespace-delimited terms
beginning with at least two letters and not consisting of any escape
sequences. Words have their leading and trailing punctuation
(double-quotes, sentence punctuation, etc.) stripped.
- file ...
- The input files.
If a document is not well-formed, it is skipped.
-p flags are
silently discarded for calling compatibility with the historical deroff.
demandoc utility exits with one of the following
The traditional usage of
- No errors occurred.
- An operating system error occurred, for example memory exhaustion or an
error accessing input files. Such errors cause
demandoc to exit at once, possibly in the middle
of parsing or formatting a file. The output databases are corrupt and
should be removed .
demandoc is for spell-checking
manuals on BSD. This is accomplished as follows
(assuming British spelling):
$ demandoc -w file.1 | spell
demandoc replaces the historical deroff utility for