reap program with prunehistory

Russ Allbery rra at
Wed Aug 19 22:04:22 UTC 2009

Julien ÉLIE <julien at> writes:

> According to the man page of prunehistory:

> -p
>  Prunehistory will normally complain about lines that do not follow
>  the correct format.  If the ``-p'' flag is used, then the program
>  will silently print any invalid lines on its standard output.
>  (Blank lines and comment lines are also passed through.)  This can
>  be useful when prunehistory is used as a filter for other programs
>  such as reap.

> What is reap?  An old program shipped with INN?
> Another Unix program?  (I couldn't find it with Debian "apt-file search".)

> I am currently converting the man page into POD and I wonder what is
> the meaning of the last sentence.

I have no idea.  I don't recall ever hearing of it before.

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