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Re: [Groff] How to view 'preprocessed' groff files

From: Christoph Kaegi
Subject: Re: [Groff] How to view 'preprocessed' groff files
Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 08:11:29 +0200
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On 2001.05.29 18:49, Ted Harding wrote:
> On 29-May-01 Christoph Kaegi wrote:
> > Is it possible to look at the preprocessed files, 
> > after all macros are replaced, but before troff
> > is run?
> > 
> However, this will leave all macros (explicit and implicit)
> "unreplaced". Only troff replaces macros by what they evaluate
> to (and only troff reads in standard macro packages, such as
> tmac.s if you evoke as "troff -ms", and the PostScript macros
> if you evoke as "troff -Tps", etc.). So there is no way to
> find out what happens to macros, or even to find out which
> standard macros are read in prior to troff processing, without
> running troff. 

Thank you very much for the insight. This was, what I have
been looking for.



Christoph Kaegi                                           address@hidden

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