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ptx - produce a permuted index of file contents


ptx [OPTION]... [INPUT]... (without -G) ptx -G [OPTION]... [INPUT [OUTPUT]]


Output a permuted index, including context, of the words in the input files.

Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.

-A, --auto-reference
output automatically generated references

-C, --copyright
display Copyright and copying conditions

-G, --traditional
behave more like System V ‘ptx’

-F, --flag-truncation=STRING
use STRING for flagging line truncations

-M, --macro-name=STRING
macro name to use instead of ‘xx’

-O, --format=roff
generate output as roff directives

-R, --right-side-refs
put references at right, not counted in -w

-S, --sentence-regexp=REGEXP
for end of lines or end of sentences

-T, --format=tex
generate output as TeX directives

-W, --word-regexp=REGEXP
use REGEXP to match each keyword

-b, --break-file=FILE
word break characters in this FILE

-f, --ignore-case
fold lower case to upper case for sorting

-g, --gap-size=NUMBER
gap size in columns between output fields

-i, --ignore-file=FILE
read ignore word list from FILE

-o, --only-file=FILE
read only word list from this FILE

-r, --references
first field of each line is a reference

-t, --typeset-mode
- not implemented -w, --width=NUMBER output width in columns, reference excluded

--help display this help and exit

output version information and exit

With no FILE or if FILE is -, read Standard Input. ‘-F /’ by default.


Written by F. Pinard.

Reporting Bugs

Report bugs to <>.


Copyright (C) 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc. This is free software. You may redistribute copies of it under the terms of the GNU General Public License <>. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

See Also

The full documentation for ptx is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and ptx programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info ptx

should give you access to the complete manual.

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