Commit 28784b99 authored by Mark Andrews's avatar Mark Andrews

minor host man page cleanups from Tony Finch [RT #42476]

parent ac110848
......@@ -132,7 +132,7 @@
<listitem>
<para>
"All". The <option>-a</option> option is normally equivalent
to <option>-v</option> <option>-t</option> <literal>ANY</literal>.
to <option>-v -t <literal>ANY</literal></option>.
It also affects the behaviour of the <option>-l</option>
list zone option.
</para>
......@@ -143,8 +143,8 @@
<term>-c <replaceable class="parameter">class</replaceable></term>
<listitem>
<para>
Query class: This can be used to lookup Hesiod or Chaosnet
class resource records. The default class is IN
Query class: This can be used to lookup HS (Hesiod) or CH
(Chaosnet) class resource records. The default class is IN
(Internet).
</para>
</listitem>
......@@ -190,12 +190,12 @@
<listitem>
<para>
List zone:
The <command>host</command> performs a zone transfer of
The <command>host</command> command performs a zone transfer of
zone <parameter>name</parameter> and prints out the NS,
PTR and address records (A/AAAA).
</para>
<para>
Together, the <option>-l</option> <option>-a</option>
Together, the <option>-l -a</option>
options print all records in the zone.
</para>
</listitem>
......@@ -223,10 +223,10 @@
<listitem>
<para>
Non-recursive query:
Setting this option clears the <type>RD</type> &mdash;
recursion desired &mdash; bit in the query. This should
mean that the name server receiving the query will not
attempt to resolve <parameter>name</parameter>.
Setting this option clears the RD (recursion desired) bit
in the query. This should mean that the name server
receiving the query will not attempt to
resolve <parameter>name</parameter>.
The <option>-r</option> option
enables <command>host</command> to mimic the behavior of a
name server by making non-recursive queries and expecting
......@@ -266,7 +266,7 @@
<listitem>
<para>
Query type:
the <parameter>type</parameter> argument can be any
The <parameter>type</parameter> argument can be any
recognized query type: CNAME, NS, SOA, TXT, DNSKEY, AXFR, etc.
</para>
<para>
......@@ -284,7 +284,7 @@
If a query type of IXFR is chosen the starting serial
number can be specified by appending an equal followed by
the starting serial number
(e.g. <option>-t</option> <literal>IXFR=12345678</literal>).
(like <option>-t <literal>IXFR=12345678</literal></option>).
</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
......@@ -324,7 +324,7 @@
Equivalent to the <option>-d</option> debug option.
Verbose output can also be enabled by setting
the <parameter>debug</parameter> option
in<filename>/etc/resolv.conf</filename>.
in <filename>/etc/resolv.conf</filename>.
</para>
</listitem>
</varlistentry>
......@@ -342,7 +342,7 @@
<term>-w</term>
<listitem>
<para>
Wait forever: the query timeout is set to the maximum possible.
Wait forever: The query timeout is set to the maximum possible.
See also the <option>-W</option> option.
</para>
</listitem>
......@@ -352,7 +352,7 @@
<term>-W <replaceable class="parameter">wait</replaceable></term>
<listitem>
<para>
Timeout: wait for up to <parameter>wait</parameter>
Timeout: Wait for up to <parameter>wait</parameter>
seconds for a reply. If <parameter>wait</parameter> is
less than one, the wait interval is set to one second.
</para>
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