Commit 0b7f2f3f authored by Francesco Potortì's avatar Francesco Potortì
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Note that you can use "-" with --output=file in Etags.

parent 4fe65508
2007-11-15 Francesco Potort,Al(B <>
* maintaining.texi (TEXTAGS): note that you can use "-" for stdout with
2007-11-13 Martin Rudalics <>
* help.texi (Help Summary, Apropos, Misc Help): Fix typos.
......@@ -367,7 +367,10 @@ etags @var{inputfiles}@dots{}
The @code{etags} program reads the specified files, and writes a tags
table named @file{TAGS} in the current working directory.
table named @file{TAGS} in the current working directory. You can
optionally specify a different file name for the tags table by using the
@samp{--output=@var{file}} option; specifying @file{-} as a file name
prints the tags table to standard output.
If the specified files don't exist, @code{etags} looks for
compressed versions of them and uncompresses them to read them. Under
......@@ -406,7 +409,8 @@ well as the files it directly contains.
directory where the tags file was initially written. This way, you can
move an entire directory tree containing both the tags file and the
source files, and the tags file will still refer correctly to the source
files. If the tags file is in @file{/dev}, however, the file names are
files. If the tags file is @file{-} or is in the @file{/dev} directory,
however, the file names are
made relative to the current working directory. This is useful, for
example, when writing the tags to @file{/dev/stdout}.
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