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authorLarry Hynes <larry@larryhynes.com>2017-06-30 12:11:08 +0100
committerLeah Neukirchen <leah@vuxu.org>2017-06-30 13:32:36 +0200
commit7eed9240a7a1d7deb4772c4c30398c028cae8049 (patch)
parent841984f6453b351efec3953c5b53fc56a6b1d91c (diff)
Changes to magrep.1
- Try not to use 'messages msgs' - 'matches' instead of 'instead match' - 'specified' instead of 'passed' - Clarify default use of current sequence - Simplify some language used - List '-p' output in the order it is printed - Remove superfluous 'the' - Bring EXIT STATUS in line with '.Ex -std' Closes: #42 [via git-merge-pr]
1 files changed, 23 insertions, 23 deletions
diff --git a/man/magrep.1 b/man/magrep.1
index f4fc1f9..7a79996 100644
--- a/man/magrep.1
+++ b/man/magrep.1
@@ -14,9 +14,9 @@
.Op Ar msgs\ ...
-prints the messages
+prints the names of files from the specified
.Ar msgs
-where the value of
+if the value of
.Ar header
matches the POSIX Extended Regular Expression
.Ar regex .
@@ -25,42 +25,42 @@ If
.Ar header
is empty,
-will instead match against the Maildir flags of the messages.
+matches against the Maildir flags of
+.Ar msgs .
.Ar header
.Sq Cm \&/ ,
-will instead search the plain text parts of the
-.Em body
-of the messages.
+searches any plain text parts of the
+.Ar msgs
.Xr mmsg 7
for the message argument syntax.
If no
.Ar msgs
-are passed, and
+are specified, and
is used interactively,
-will default to the current sequence.
+the current sequence will be searched.
The options are as follows:
.Bl -tag -width Ds
.It Fl a
Search for
.Ar regex
-only in all RFC 2822 address parts in
-.Ar header .
+in RFC 2822 address
+.Ar header
+parts only.
.It Fl c
-Don't print matching messages,
-just display the number of matched messages.
+Only print a count of matching messages.
.It Fl d
Decode the
.Ar header
-according to RFC 2047 first.
+according to RFC 2047 prior to searching.
.It Fl i
.Ar regex
@@ -70,7 +70,7 @@ Do not show more than
.Ar max
.It Fl o
-Print each match,
+Print each match only,
not the entire line.
This option is ignored if
.Fl c ,
@@ -79,14 +79,15 @@ or
.Fl v
is specified.
.It Fl p
-Print matching messages
-.Ar msgs ,
-the matching line and the header.
+Print the file name,
+the header and the matching line
+for each of the matched
+.Ar msgs .
.Fl o
is specified each match is printed,
instead of the matching line.
-This option is ignored if the
+This option is ignored if
.Fl c ,
.Fl q
@@ -96,15 +97,14 @@ is specified.
Quiet mode: do not print anything,
quit as soon as possible.
.It Fl v
-Invert the match, print (or count) all messages where
+Invert the match; print (or count) all files where
.Ar regex
does not match.
-returns with exit status 0 if a match was found,
-with exit status 1 if no match was found,
-and with exit status higher than 1 if an error occurred.
+exits 0 on success, 1 if no match was found
+and >1 if an error occurs.
.Xr grep 1 ,
.Xr mmsg 7 ,