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 mkpdf(1M)							   mkpdf(1M)




 NAME
      mkpdf - create a Product Description File from a prototype PDF

 SYNOPSIS
      mkpdf [-c comment_string] [-n] [-r alternate_root] prototype_PDF
	   new_PDF

 DESCRIPTION
      The mkpdf program reads a prototype PDF and generates a new PDF (see
      pdf(4)) that reflects the current status of the file system files
      defined by path names in the prototype file.

      If pathname is a directory, the size, version, checksum, and linked_to
      target fields are forced to be empty.  If the file is a device, the
      version, checksum, and linked_to fields are forced to be empty and the
      size field contains the major and minor device numbers.

      If a path name in prototype_PDF is prefaced with a question mark (?),
      the file is assumed to be an optional file.  This file is processed in
      the same manner as all other files except that, if the file does not
      exist, values provided in the prototype are reproduced, and the ?, is
      passed through to new_PDF.  If a path name is not preceded with ?, and
      the file does not exist on the file system, an error is reported and
      no entry is added to new_PDF.

      If a dash (-) is used for prototype_PDF or new_PDF, mkpdf assumes that
      standard input and/or standard output, respectively, is being used for
      the appropriate value.

      Comments in prototype_PDF are supported as follows: Lines beginning
      with the percent character (%) are generally passed through, in order,
      to new_PDF, except that any "% Product Description File" and "% total
      size is ..." lines are removed to prevent duplication of these
      automatically generated lines in new_PDF when prototype_PDF is a PDF.
      Lines beginning with a pound character (#), and lines containing only
      the newline character (\n) are not passed through to new_PDF.  Note
      that blank space preceding these special characters is not allowed and
      will generally result in error messages about files not found.

      A size summary is produced as a comment at the end of the PDF.

    Options
      -c comment_string	  Insert a string that contains a comment about the
			  product for which this PDF is being generated.
			  This is used as a second comment line of the PDF.
			  See pdf(4) for a description of the first comment
			  line.	 If this option is not specified, no second
			  comment line is produced.

      -n		  Record numerical representation of user ID from
			  /etc/passwd and group ID from /etc/group for each



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			  file instead of the usual text representation.

      -r alternate_root	  Prefix the string alternate_root to each path name
			  in the prototype (after removing the optional ?)
			  to form a modified path name to be used to gather
			  attributes for the entry.  Default is an empty
			  string.

 EXAMPLES
      Given a file Proto with contents:

	   /usr/bin/basename
	   /usr/bin/cat
	   /usr/bin/ccat
	   /usr/bin/dirname
	   /usr/bin/grep
	   /usr/bin/ls
	   /usr/bin/ll::::::::/usr/bin/ls
	   /usr/bin/su

      the command:

	   mkpdf -c "fileset TEST, Release 1.0" Proto -

      produces the PDF shown in the EXAMPLE section of pdf(4).

      The following example creates a totally new PDF for the fileset
      ALBA_CORE.  The pathname and linked_to are taken from the prototype
      PDF.  All other fields are generated from the file system.

	   mkpdf /tmp/ALBA_CORE /system/ALBA_CORE/new.pdf

      The next example shows how to create a completely new PDF from just a
      list of files.  The PDF for the files under the /PRODUCT directory is
      created by executing the find command (see find(1)) on all the files
      in the directory structure under /PRODUCT.  A / is edited onto the
      beginning of each path name to make it absolute.	The path names are
      then piped to mkpdf.  The -r option specifies that a root of /PRODUCT
      should be prefixed to each path name while the directory is being
      searched.	 A - in the prototype_PDF position specifies that stdin is
      being used for the prototype PDF file.  The resulting PDF does not
      contain the /PRODUCT prefix.  Note that, with only a list of path
      names, the linked_to field of linked files will not conform to the
      convention explained in pdf(4).

	   cd /PRODUCT
	   find * -print | sed -e 's:^:/:' |
	   mkpdf -r /PRODUCT - PDF

 RETURN VALUE
      Upon completion, mkpdf returns one of the following values:



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	   0	Successful completion.

	   1	Nonoptional files in the prototype file were not found.

	   2	mkpdf encountered other problems.

 DIAGNOSTICS
      filename: no such file or directory

	   A nonoptional file was not found on the file system and will not
	   appear in the new PDF.

 WARNINGS
      Sizes reported do not reflect blocks allocated to directories.

      Use of PDFs is discouraged since this functionality is obsolete and is
      being replaced with Software Distributor (see sd(4)).

 AUTHOR
      mkpdf was developed by HP.

 SEE ALSO
      pdfck(1M), pdfdiff(1M), pdf(4).































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