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Check internet-drafts for submission nits. Looks for violations of Section 2.1 and 2.2 of the requirements listed on More information:

  • Check a file for nits:

idnits {{path/to/file.txt}}

  • Count nits without displaying them:

idnits --nitcount {{path/to/file.txt}}

  • Show extra information about offending lines:

idnits --verbose {{path/to/file.txt}}

  • Expect the specified year in the boilerplate instead of the current year:

idnits --year {{2021}} {{path/to/file.txt}}

  • Assume the document is of the specified status:

idnits --doctype {{standard|informational|experimental|bcp|ps|ds}} {{path/to/file.txt}}