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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)


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