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`windmc' may be used to generator Windows message resources.

     _Warning:_ `windmc' is not always built as part of the binary
     utilities, since it is only useful for Windows targets.

     windmc [options] input-file

   `windmc' reads message definitions from an input file (.mc) and
translate them into a set of output files.  The output files may be of
four kinds:

`h'
     A C header file containing the message definitions.

`rc'
     A resource file compilable by the `windres' tool.

`bin'
     One or more binary files containing the resource data for a
     specific message language.

`dbg'
     A C include file that maps message id's to their symbolic name.

   The exact description of these different formats is available in
documentation from Microsoft.

   When `windmc' converts from the `mc' format to the `bin' format,
`rc', `h', and optional `dbg' it is acting like the Windows Message
Compiler.

`-a'
`--ascii_in'
     Specifies that the input file specified is ANSI. This is the
     default behaviour.

`-A'
`--ascii_out'
     Specifies that messages in the output `bin' files should be in ANSI
     format.

`-b'
`--binprefix'
     Specifies that `bin' filenames should have to be prefixed by the
     basename of the source file.

`-c'
`--customflag'
     Sets the customer bit in all message id's.

`-C CODEPAGE'
`--codepage_in CODEPAGE'
     Sets the default codepage to be used to convert input file to
     UTF16. The default is ocdepage 1252.

`-d'
`--decimal_values'
     Outputs the constants in the header file in decimal. Default is
     using hexadecimal output.

`-e EXT'
`--extension EXT'
     The extension for the header file. The default is .h extension.

`-F TARGET'
`--target TARGET'
     Specify the BFD format to use for a bin file as output.  This is a
     BFD target name; you can use the `--help' option to see a list of
     supported targets.  Normally `windmc' will use the default format,
     which is the first one listed by the `--help' option.  *note
     Target Selection::.

`-h PATH'
`--headerdir PATH'
     The target directory of the generated header file. The default is
     the current directory.

`-H'
`--help'
     Displays a list of command line options and then exits.

`-m CHARACTERS'
`--maxlength CHARACTERS'
     Instructs `windmc' to generate a warning if the length of any
     message exceeds the number specified.

`-n'
`--nullterminate'
     Terminate message text in `bin' files by zero. By default they are
     terminated by CR/LF.

`-o'
`--hresult_use'
     Not yet implemented. Instructs `windmc' to generate an OLE2 header
     file, using HRESULT definitions. Status codes are used if the flag
     is not specified.

`-O CODEPAGE'
`--codepage_out CODEPAGE'
     Sets the default codepage to be used to output text files. The
     default is ocdepage 1252.

`-r PATH'
`--rcdir PATH'
     The target directory for the generated `rc' script and the
     generated `bin' files that the resource compiler script includes.
     The default is the current directory.

`-u'
`--unicode_in'
     Specifies that the input file is UTF16.

`-U'
`--unicode_out'
     Specifies that messages in the output `bin' file should be in UTF16
     format. This is the default behaviour.

`-v'

`--verbose'
     Enable verbose mode.

`-V'

`--version'
     Prints the version number for `windmc'.

`-x PATH'
`--xdgb PATH'
     The path of the `dbg' C include file that maps message id's to the
     symbolic name. No such file is generated without specifying the
     switch.