RFC Util allows you to specify the number of an RFC, or a search string, and it returns all related RFCs. It features command line switches to spawn lynx or w3m to view the RFC, dump to file for offline viewing, or mail to an address. It also allows local and remote lookups of port, service, or proto numbers.
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Release Notes: The list of URLs can now reference HTML as well as txt files. If the URL is prepended with an ! then it will be treated as HTML, otherwise it is handled as txt. Included a man page. Made a tarball instead of just d/l'ing the script, since there are now supporting files. Changed another URL in the -p option to point to iana.org's site.
Release Notes: This release fixes a logic problem in the search for suitable browsers which would possibly return a non-preferred one. Various clean-ups and syntax changes were made.
Release Notes: This release now includes version numbers on download links so OS ports don't break with upgrades, the -m option has additional error handling, -p URLs are now updated from ftp to http links to handle buggy w3m implementations.
Release Notes: All external system calls were alleviated until final call to dump or view resource (more portable). It now obeys RFCVIEWER env var as well as searches path for suitable browsers if none are defined. The reference files have been changed from /etc to /usr/local/etc.
Release Notes: The "-r" option now uses Perl's regexp rather than egrep.