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XMLCATMGR(1)		FreeBSD	General	Commands Manual		  XMLCATMGR(1)

     xmlcatmgr -- XML and SGML catalog manager

     xmlcatmgr [-hpsv] [-c catalog] action [action_arg ...]

     xmlcatmgr is a utility used to manipulate SGML and	XML catalogs.  It is
     designed with simplicity in mind: it does not depend on external programs
     nor libraries.  This manpage corresponds to xmlcatmgr version 2.2.

     A catalog is a lookup mechanism used to translate entities	into other
     different entities.  They can, for	example, map public identifiers	to lo-
     cal files or URIs.	 This allows you to tell the parser where to look for
     entities without having to	modify the original document source.

     Catalogs come in two different formats: SGML catalogs and XML catalogs.
     The former	are supported by many programs,	as are very easy to parse and
     have existed for a	long time.  XML	catalogs are quite recent and are much
     more powerful than	the others.  xmlcatmgr can manage both of them,	but
     its default behavior is to	handle XML catalogs (hence, the	name of	the

     The following options are available:

     -c	catalog	 Use catalog as	the catalog file.  If not specified, the cata-
		 log defaults to /usr/local/share/xml/catalog.ports if running
		 in XML	mode, or to /usr/local/share/sgml/catalog.ports	if
		 running in SGML mode (see the -s flag).

     -h		 Show a	descriptive usage message and exit.

     -p		 When adding a new entry to a catalog (using the add action),
		 prepend it instead of inserting it at the end.

     -s		 Use the standard SGML catalog format to parse the catalog,
		 instead of the	XML format.

     -v		 Show version information and exit.

     The action	argument specifies what	to do with the catalog file.  It is
     mandatory and may require extra arguments.	 The action name can be	pre-
     ceded by the `--' string, to maintain some	compatibility with the
     xmlcatalog	utility	included in the	libxml2	package.

     The following actions are available:

     add type orig replace  Add	an entry to the	catalog.  type specifies the
			    type of entry (see below), orig is the public
			    identifier to be replaced and replace is the sys-
			    tem	URI used to do the replacement.

			    If replace is the `--' string, it is ignored.
			    This is specially useful in	scripts, as you	can
			    parse three	arguments at a time regardless the
			    current type expectations.

			    If all entries can be added	successfully, the pro-
			    gram returns 0; otherwise >0.

     create		    Create an empty catalog.  Produces an error	if it
			    already exists.

     destroy		    Delete the catalog file.

     lookup value	    Check if given entries exist in the	catalog, spec-
			    ified by their value argument.  This matches the
			    value passed to orig when using the	`add' action.
			    All	entries	found are printed to standard output.

			    Note that this action does not recurse into	cata-
			    logs, nor does network lookups.  It	is only	pro-
			    vided to check if entries exist in an specific
			    catalog, to	decide if they should be registered or

			    If all entries exist, the program returns 0; oth-
			    erwise >0.

     remove type value	    Remove entries from	the catalog, specified by
			    their type and their value.	 The former provides
			    the	type of	entry (see below), while the later
			    matches the	value passed in	the orig parameter
			    when using the `add' action.

			    If just one	argument is provided, all matching en-
			    tries are removed, regardless their	type.  This is
			    only provided for command line compatibility with
			    all	previous versions, so do not use it any	more
			    (a warning message will be shown).

			    If all entries were	removed	successfully, the pro-
			    gram returns 0; otherwise >0.

     When parsing SGML catalogs, the type used by `add'	and `remove' actions
     can be one	of the following: `BASE', `CATALOG', `DELEGATE', `DOCTYPE',
     `SGMLDECL'	and `SYSTEM'.  When parsing XML	catalogs, it can be:
     `delegatePublic', `delegateSystem', `delegateURI',	`group'	(not sup-
     ported), `nextCatalog', `public', `rewriteSystem',	`rewriteURI', `system'
     and `uri'.

     +o -	Quick introduction to the SGML
	 catalog format.

     +o - Full refer-
	 ence of the XML catalog format.

     +o - libxml2 homepage.

     +o - xmlcatmgr homepage.

     xmlcatmgr was created because the NetBSD Packages Collection needed a
     very small	catalog	manager	to automatically (un)register catalog entries
     when (de)installing packages.

     It	was released as	an independant program through Sourceforge in the hope
     that it is	useful to more people.

     For a list	of changes between versions, see:

     The xmlcatmgr utility was written by Julio	M. Merino Vidal

FreeBSD	13.0			  May 1, 2004			  FreeBSD 13.0


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