mkmanifest



mkmanifest(1)                                                    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
       appear 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

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       the original texinfo doc.  See the end of this manpage for instructions
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                     ./configure; make dvi; dvips mtools.dvi



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                     ./configure; make html

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              run:

                     ./configure; make info



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       the  info  version  certain  examples  are difficult to read due to the
       quoting conventions used in info.




mtools-3.9.9                        03Mar03                      mkmanifest(1)

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