reap program with prunehistory
rra at stanford.edu
Wed Aug 19 22:04:22 UTC 2009
Julien ÉLIE <julien at trigofacile.com> writes:
> According to the man page of prunehistory:
> 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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