newinv - Updates distribution kit master inventory
/usr/bin/newinv mi-file input-path...
The pathname of the master inventory file to be processed. If no mas-
ter inventory file exists, you must create an empty one before using
the newinv command.
The name of the product hierarchy to be scanned for files belonging in
the inventory. All files and directories found below the input-path
are processed as belonging in the inventory.
The newinv command interactively maintains the master inventory files used
for producing distribution kits in setld format. The program updates the
master inventory for a product when changes are made to the hierarchy of
files that are to be packaged in the subsets which constitute the product.
The product hierarchy is scanned to produce a list of component path names
relative to input-path. The list of pathnames is processed against the mi-
file to produce a list of files that have been removed from the product
hierarchy and a list of files that have been added.
The user is then given an opportunity to intervene and direct the inventory
maintenance by editing these lists. The user is placed in the editor with
each list available for editing. The editor used is the one specified by
the EDITOR environment variable. If EDITOR is not set, vi is used. When
editing the list of files that have been removed from the product, the user
is expected to verify that the removals were intentional and confirm the
intent by removing the associated records from the file. When editing the
list of added files, the user is expected to provide options and subset
information for each new file, transforming the elements of the list into
master inventory records.
To produce a new copy of the master inventory file, both of these lists are
merged with the records for the files which existed in the previous version
and are still included.
The default text editor, if not specified in $EDITOR, is /usr/ucb/vi.
Files in the product hierarchy cannot be excluded from the master inven-
tory. Files can be blocked from being kitted in the final distribution kit
by setting the subset field of the master inventory record to a minus sign
newinv: where is mi-file?
The mi-file specified on the command line cannot be found.
input-path: bad directory.
The input-path directory specified on the command line does not exist.
To update the hypothetical master inventory file OAT100.mi from the hierar-
chy beginning at /var/kits/input, type:
newinv OAT100.mi /var/kits/input
Backup copy of master inventory
The list of files missing from the product
The list of files new to the product
Intermediate join file
List of all files in the product
invcutter(1), kits(1), vi(1), setld(8)
Guide to Preparing Product Kits