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       hlins - insert url's into html documents


       hlins [options] [infile]


       hlins  is  a program that inserts hypertext links into html documents, according to one or
       several data bases associating addresses (url's) to names. hlins is designed for inserting
       links  for  persons:  It knows about abbreviations of first and middle names and tolerated
       dropping of the last part of a composite last name.

       If no file argument is given then input is taken from stdin; when no  output  option  (see
       below) is given then output goes to stdout.

       For a complete description, see the documentation in html format.


       hlins  follows  the  usual  GNU  command  line syntax, with long options starting with two
       dashes (`--').

       -o, --output-file file
              Write to file instead of standard output

       -h, --help
              Show a summary of options.

       -v, --version
              Show the version of the program.

       -q, --quiet
              Suppress diagnostic output.

       -db, --data-bases files ...
              Use files ... as data bases

       -m, --modify files ...
              Don't act as filter but perform in-place modifications of files.

       -R, --recursive
              Recursively descend into directories and act on all  files  with  names  ending  on

       -td, --tmp-dir dir
              Use directory dir to create temporary files.

              List the address data bases in HTML format to stdout.


       TMPDIR default directory for creating temporay files.


       This manual pages describes version 0.39.


       The full documentation with examples should be available in /usr/share/doc/hlins/.
       See also the hlins home page


       Ralf Treinen <>.

                                          July 25, 2000                                  HLINS(1)