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.sy command [args ]

Execute Unix command with optional arguments (ditroff only).


Search for the first argument; accumulate in a temp file:

.sy sed -n 's/\\$1/Note: &/p' list >> /tmp/notesfile

(Note the extra backslash in \\$1 . This example occurs inside a macro definition. One backslash is stripped off when the macro is first read, so the second one is needed for it to be evaluated correctly when the macro is executed.)

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