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authorJon Jensen <>2016-10-28 22:18:11 -0600
committerFlorian Westphal <>2016-10-29 20:46:47 +0200
commit1d3c3cb4c8b65c63df6280070ef6f0da7f5148d3 (patch)
tree9cdbe140fd6b11f5827a730131f761a28b69371f /doc
parent6bc84e04c40a2497c4c416556df09e2782059e1c (diff)
Correct description of -n/--numeric option
"When used twice" was used twice in the manpage. :) And as Florian Westphal pointed out, it was also incorrect for the -nn case. Update the manpage and built-in help in main.c to match actual behavior. Signed-off-by: Jon Jensen <> Signed-off-by: Florian Westphal <>
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1 files changed, 5 insertions, 7 deletions
diff --git a/doc/nft.xml b/doc/nft.xml
index cc1e4a4c..827458ac 100644
--- a/doc/nft.xml
+++ b/doc/nft.xml
@@ -111,12 +111,10 @@ vi:ts=4 sw=4
<term><option>-n, --numeric</option></term>
- Numeric output: Addresses and other information
- that might need network traffic to resolve to symbolic names
- are shown numerically (default behaviour). When used twice,
- internet services are translated. When used twice, internet
- services and UIDs/GIDs are also shown numerically. When used
- three times, protocol numbers are also shown numerically.
+ Show data numerically. When used once (the default behaviour), skip
+ lookup of addresses to symbolic names. Use twice to also show Internet
+ services (port numbers) numerically. Use three times to also show
+ protocols and UIDs/GIDs numerically.
@@ -124,7 +122,7 @@ vi:ts=4 sw=4
- Translate IP addresses to DNS names.
+ Translate IP addresses to names. Usually requires network traffic for DNS lookup.