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
       stringand   thefile   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.  ^$HOME/.mh_profile~^The
       user  profile  ^/etc/nmh/mts.conf~^nmh  mts  configuration
       file None dp(8),
       Standard  for  the  Format  of ARPA Internet Text Messages
       (RFC-822) `-format' defaults as described above  `-normal-
       ize'  `-width'  defaults to the width of the terminal None
       The argument to the `-format' switch must  be  interpreted
       as  a  single  token by the shell that invokes ap.  There-
       fore, one must usually place the argument to  this  switch
       inside double-quotes.

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