idnits

Check internet-drafts for submission nits.

TLDR

Check a file for nits

$ idnits [path/to/file.txt]
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Count nits without displaying them
$ idnits --nitcount [path/to/file.txt]
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Show extra information about offending lines
$ idnits --verbose [path/to/file.txt]
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Expect the specified year in the boilerplate instead of the current year
$ idnits --year [2021] [path/to/file.txt]
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Assume the document is of the specified status
$ idnits --doctype [standard|informational|experimental|bcp|ps|ds] [path/to/file.txt]
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