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NAME

       ap - parse addresses RFC 822-style

SYNOPSIS

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

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 RFC 822 format.  Hence, it
       is usually best to enclose each argument in 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

       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 RFC 822-proper format of
       the address.

FILES

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

PROFILE COMPONENTS

       None

SEE ALSO

       dp(8)

       Standard for the Format of ARPA Internet Text Messages (RFC 822)

DEFAULTS

       -format             As described above.
       -width              The width of the terminal.

CONTEXT

       None