only text of UNIX manuals
utility emits only the text portions
of well-formed mdoc(7)
By default, 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.
, and -p
silently discarded for calling compatibility with the historical deroff.
utility exits with one of the
- 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 .
The traditional usage of demandoc
spell-checking manuals on BSD
. This is accomplished as
follows (assuming British spelling):
$ demandoc -w file.1 | spell -b
replaces the historical deroff utility for
handling modern man(7)
utility was written by