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authorGuy Harris <guy@alum.mit.edu>1999-07-20 03:54:53 +0000
committerGuy Harris <guy@alum.mit.edu>1999-07-20 03:54:53 +0000
commit05fab576650cfd2ff8f6768a9133bab7c8becc6d (patch)
treedadcdc8c8a4f0d800e1b6f736bdf72a0823889dd
parent9adb35249f899ed8decbb5d1f45a58eb4369d146 (diff)
Fix some typos.
Make the descriptions of all options full sentences (if an option sets XXX, describe it as "Sets XXX" rather than just "XXX"); some were, some weren't. Note that "-f" sets the *capture* filter expression. Don't say that Ethereal can read only "libpcap"-format files; it can read other formats (using "wiretap" to read capture files is no longer an option, it's what Ethereal always uses). svn path=/trunk/; revision=368
-rw-r--r--doc/ethereal.pod.template41
1 files changed, 21 insertions, 20 deletions
diff --git a/doc/ethereal.pod.template b/doc/ethereal.pod.template
index ff6d7c71e4..e6c13af48f 100644
--- a/doc/ethereal.pod.template
+++ b/doc/ethereal.pod.template
@@ -31,7 +31,7 @@ S<[ B<-w> savefile]>
B<Ethereal> is a network protocol analyzer based on the B<GTK+> GUI toolkit. It lets
you interactively browse packet data from a live network or from a previously saved
-capture file. Ethereal nows how to read B<pcap> / B<tcpdump> formatted capture files,
+capture file. Ethereal knows how to read B<pcap> / B<tcpdump> formatted capture files,
as well as those of B<snoop>, B<LanAlyzer>, uncompressed B<Sniffer>,
Microsoft B<Network Monitor>, AIX's B<iptrace>, B<NetXray>, and B<Sniffer Pro>.
@@ -41,15 +41,17 @@ Microsoft B<Network Monitor>, AIX's B<iptrace>, B<NetXray>, and B<Sniffer Pro>.
=item -B
-Sets the initial height of the byte view (bottom) pane
+Sets the initial height of the byte view (bottom) pane.
=item -b
-The bold font name used for packet fied display.
+Sets the name of the bold font used for the data in the byte view
+pane that corresponds to the field selected in the protocol tree pane.
=item -c
-The default number of packets to read when capturing live data.
+Sets the default number of packets to read when capturing live
+data.
=item -F
@@ -59,7 +61,7 @@ packets actually captured.
=item -f
-Sets a filter expression.
+Sets the capture filter expression.
=item -G
@@ -71,37 +73,36 @@ Prints the version and options and exits.
=item -i
-The name of the interface to use for live packet capture. It should match
-one of the names listed in "B<netstat -i>" or "B<ifconfig -a>".
+Sets the name of the interface to use for live packet capture. It
+should match one of the names listed in "B<netstat -i>" or "B<ifconfig -a>".
=item -k
-Start the capture session immediately, this option requires
+Starts the capture session immediately; this option requires
the B<-i> and B<-w> parameters.
=item -m
-The font name used by B<Ethereal>.
+Sets the name of the font used by B<Ethereal> for most text.
=item -n
-Disable network object name resolution (such as hostname, TCP and UDP port
+Disables network object name resolution (such as hostname, TCP and UDP port
names).
=item -P
-Sets the initial height of the packet list (top) pane
+Sets the initial height of the packet list (top) pane.
=item -Q
-Exit after the end of capture session (useful in batch mode with B<-c>
-option for instance), this option requires the B<-i> and B<-w>
-parameters.
+Causes B<Ethereal> to exit after the end of capture session (useful in
+batch mode with B<-c> option for instance); this option requires the
+B<-i> and B<-w> parameters.
=item -r
-Read packet data from I<file>. Currently, B<Ethereal> only understands
-B<pcap> / B<tcpdump> formatted files.
+Reads packet data from I<file>.
=item -S
@@ -112,13 +113,13 @@ synchronized with the capture session without human operation
=item -s
-The default snapshot length to use when capturing live data. No more than
-I<snaplen> bytes of each network packet will be read into memory, or saved
-to disk.
+Sets the default snapshot length to use when capturing live data.
+No more than I<snaplen> bytes of each network packet will be read into
+memory, or saved to disk.
=item -T
-Sets the initial height of the tree view (top) pane
+Sets the initial height of the tree view (middle) pane
=item -t