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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 extensions, 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 system, 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 Win-
       dows 95 and mtools-3.0.


See Also
       Mtools' texinfo doc

Viewing the texi doc
       This manpage has been automatically generated from mtools's texinfo documentation.  However,  this  process  is
       only approximative, and some items, such as crossreferences, footnotes and indices are lost in this translation
       process.  Indeed, these items have no appropriate representation in the  manpage  format.   Moreover,  not  all
       information  has been translated into the manpage version.  Thus I strongly advise you to use the original tex-
       info doc.  See the end of this manpage for instructions how to view the texinfo doc.

       *      To generate a printable copy from the texinfo doc, run the following commands:

                     ./configure; make dvi; dvips mtools.dvi



       *      To generate a html copy,  run:

                     ./configure; make html

              A premade html can be found at 'http://www.gnu.org/software/mtools/manual/mtools.html'

       *      To generate an info copy (browsable using emacs' info mode), run:

                     ./configure; make info



       The texinfo doc looks most pretty when printed or as html.  Indeed, in the info version  certain  examples  are
       difficult to read due to the quoting conventions used in info.




mtools-4.0.12                       03Nov09                      mkmanifest(1)