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mkmanifest(1)		    General Commands Manual		 mkmanifest(1)

Name
       mkmanifest - makes list of file names and their DOS 8+3 equivalent

Note of	warning
       This  manpage  has  been	 automatically generated from mtools's texinfo
       documentation, and may not be entirely accurate or complete.   See  the
       end of this man page for	details.

Description
       The  mkmanifest command is used to create a shell script	(packing list)
       to restore Unix filenames. Its syntax is:

       mkmanifest [ files ]

       Mkmanifest creates a shell script that aids in the restoration of  Unix
       filenames  that got clobbered by	the MS-DOS filename restrictions.  MS-
       DOS filenames are restricted to 8 character names, 3  character	exten-
       sions, upper case only, no device names,	and no illegal characters.

       The  mkmanifest	program	 is compatible with the	methods	used in	pcomm,
       arc, and	mtools to change perfectly good	Unix filenames to fit the  MS-
       DOS  restrictions.  This	 command  is  only useful if the target	system
       which will read the diskette cannot handle vfat long names.

Example
       You want	to copy	the following Unix files to a MS-DOS  diskette	(using
       the mcopy command).

	    very_long_name
	    2.many.dots
	    illegal:
	    good.c
	    prn.dev
	    Capital

       Mcopy converts the names	to:

	    very_lon
	    2xmany.dot
	    illegalx
	    good.c
	    xprn.dev
	    capital

       The command:

	  mkmanifest very_long_name 2.many.dots	illegal: good.c	prn.dev	Capital	>manifest

       would produce the following:

	    mv very_lon	very_long_name
	    mv 2xmany.dot 2.many.dots
	    mv illegalx	illegal:
	    mv xprn.dev	prn.dev
	    mv capital Capital

       Notice  that "good.c" did not require any conversion, so	it did not ap-
       pear in the output.

       Suppose I've copied these files from the	diskette to another Unix  sys-
       tem,  and  I  now  want the files back to their original	names.	If the
       file "manifest" (the output captured above) was sent along  with	 those
       files, it could be used to convert the filenames.

Bugs
       The short names generated by mkmanifest follow the old convention (from
       mtools-2.0.7) and not the one from Windows 95 and mtools-3.0.

See Also
       Mtools' texinfo doc

Viewing	the texi doc
       This manpage has	been automatically  generated  from  mtools's  texinfo
       documentation.  However,	 this  process is only approximative, and some
       items, such as crossreferences, footnotes and indices are lost in  this
       translation process.  Indeed, these items have no appropriate represen-
       tation in the manpage format.  Moreover,	not all	information  has  been
       translated into the manpage version.  Thus I strongly advise you	to use
       the original texinfo doc.  See the end of this manpage for instructions
       how to view the texinfo doc.

       *      To  generate a printable copy from the texinfo doc, run the fol-
	      lowing commands:

		     ./configure; make dvi; dvips mtools.dvi

       *      To generate a html copy,	run:

		     ./configure; make html

	      A	 premade  html	can  be	 found	at   `http://www.gnu.org/soft-
	      ware/mtools/manual/mtools.html'

       *      To  generate  an	info  copy (browsable using emacs' info	mode),
	      run:

		     ./configure; make info

       The texinfo doc looks most pretty when printed or as html.  Indeed,  in
       the  info  version  certain  examples  are difficult to read due	to the
       quoting conventions used	in info.

mtools-4.0.10			    10Mar09			 mkmanifest(1)

Name | Note of warning | Description | Example | Bugs | See Also | Viewing the texi doc

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