grephistory doesn't behave as stated in its man-page

Russ Allbery rra at
Sun Dec 19 08:58:05 UTC 2004

Felix E Klee <felix.klee at> writes:

> the man page grephistory(1) states this:

>      If messageid  cannot be found  in the database,  the program
>      prints ``Not  found'' and exits with a  non-zero status.

> But, that's not the case.  The return value of grephistory *is zero*,
> even if the message ID could *not* be found:

>> grephistory '<not at there>'; echo $?
> grephistory: not found
> 0

Thanks for the report.  This has been fixed in CVS.

Russ Allbery (rra at             <>

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