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
-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.


Report ptx bugs to GNU coreutils home page: <> General help using GNU software: <>


Copyright © 2009 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <>. This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.


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 coreutils 'ptx invocation'
should give you access to the complete manual.

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