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MKMANIFEST(1)									    MKMANIFEST(1)

NAME
       mkmanifest - create a shell script to restore Unix filenames

SYNOPSIS
       mkmanifest [ files ]

DESCRIPTION
       Mkmanifest  creates a shell script that will aid in the restoration of Unix filenames that
       got clobbered by the MSDOS filename restrictions.  MSDOS 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 MSDOS restrictions.

EXAMPLE
       I want to copy the following Unix files to a MSDOS diskette (using the mcopy command).

	    very_long_name
	    2.many.dots
	    illegal:
	    good.c
	    prn.dev
	    Capital

       Mcopy will convert 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.

SEE ALSO
       arc(1), pcomm(1), mtools(1)

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