Provided by: stx2any_1.56-2.1_all bug

NAME

       extract_usage_from_stx - extract “Usage:” messages from manpages written in Stx

SYNOPSIS

       extract_usage_from_stx [ file  file ... ]

DESCRIPTION

       Process  the  given  files,  which  should  be  manpages  written  in  Stx, stripping away
       everything that is typically not included in a “Usage:” message.  If no files  are  given,
       read standard input instead.

       A  “Usage:” message is a message typically printed when a program is called with incorrect
       arguments or when help is specifically requested, for example with a --help  command  line
       option.   A  “Usage:”  message  is  typically  a  subset  of the information provided on a
       command's manual page.

       The information left in the “Usage:” message by extract_usage_from_stx includes:

           ·   the command synopsis, as given in the “SYNOPSIS” section

           ·   the command line options, as given in the “OPTIONS”  section,  together  with  the
               first sentence of their description.  A sentence is taken to end at a period (.).

       The  output  of  extract_usage_from_stx  is  still  in Stx format, which you might want to
       further process to produce the actual “Usage:” message.

OPTIONS

          --version, -V
                 Just show version information and exit.

          --help, -?
                 Just show a short help message and exit.

SEE ALSO

       stx2any (1).

BUGS

       The end-condition of a sentence is too strong.

AUTHOR

       This manual page was written by Panu A. Kalliokoski.