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PACK_CIS(8)                 System Manager's Manual                PACK_CIS(8)



NAME
       pack_cis - compile PCMCIA Card Information Structures

SYNOPSIS
       pack_cis [-o outfile] infile

DESCRIPTION
       Pack_cis  is used to convert a text description of a PCMCIA Card Infor-
       mation Structure (CIS) to its packed  binary  representation.   It  can
       parse a reasonably useful subset of the possible output of the dump_cis
       utility.  The primary use of pack_cis is to construct  replacement  CIS
       files for cards that have incomplete, inaccurate, or damaged CIS struc-
       tures.  Thus, the supported tuple types are mostly  limited  to  things
       that are important for correctly configuring typical IO cards.

       By default, the packed data is written to standard output.

FORMAT
       The  best  way  to  get started writing CIS descriptions will be to use
       dump_cis to extract the CIS data from a card, and to  examine  the  CIS
       files distributed with the PCMCIA source tree in etc/cis/.

       The basic structure of a CIS is a list of tuple descriptions.  Anything
       following a hash mark (``#'') is treated as a comment.  A multifunction
       CIS can be described with the notation:

              [common tuple list]
              mfc {
                [tuple list for function 0]
              }, {
                [tuple list for function 1]
              }


OPTIONS
       -o outfile
              Write the packed tuple data to the specified file.

FILES
       /etc/pcmcia/cis   Standard location for packed CIS files
AUTHOR
       David Hinds - dahindsATusers.net
SEE ALSO
       dump_cis(8), cardmgr(8), pcmcia(5).



pcmcia-cs                     2000/06/12 21:24:49                  PACK_CIS(8)