ap



AP(8)                                                                    AP(8)




NAME

       ap - parse addresses 822-style


SYNOPSIS

       /usr/lib/nmh/ap [-form formatfile]
            [-format string] [-normalize] [-nonormalize]
            [-width columns] addrs ...
            [-version] [-help]


DESCRIPTION

       Ap  is  a  program that parses addresses according to the ARPA Internet
       standard.  It also understands many non-standard formats.  It is useful
       for seeing how nmh will interpret an address.

       The  ap  program  treats  each  argument  as one or more addresses, and
       prints those addresses out in the official 822-format.   Hence,  it  is
       usually best to enclose each argument in double-quotes for the shell.

       To  override  the  output  format  used  by ap, the `-format string' or
       `-format file' switches are used.  This permits  individual  fields  of
       the  address  to be extracted with ease.  The string is simply a format
       string, and the file is simply a format file.   See  mh-format (5)  for
       the details.

       In  addition  to the standard escapes, ap also recognizes the following
       additional escape:

       Escape  Returns  Description
       error   string   A diagnostic if the parse failed

       If the `-normalize' switch is given, ap will  try  to  track  down  the
       official hostname of the address.

       Here is the default format string used by ap:

            %<{error}%{error}: %{text}%|%(putstr(proper{text}))%>

       which  says  that if an error was detected, print the error, a `:', and
       the address in error.  Otherwise, output the 822-proper format  of  the
       address.


FILES

       $HOME/.mh_profile                    The user profile
       /etc/nmh/mts.conf                    nmh mts configuration file


PROFILE COMPONENTS

       None


SEE ALSO

       dp(8),
       Standard for the Format of ARPA Internet Text Messages (RFC-822)


DEFAULTS

       `-format' defaults as described above
       `-normalize'
       `-width' defaults to the width of the terminal


CONTEXT

       None


BUGS

       The  argument  to  the `-format' switch must be interpreted as a single
       token by the shell that invokes ap.  Therefore, one must usually  place
       the argument to this switch inside double-quotes.



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