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mkmanifest - create a shell script to restore Unix filenames
mkmanifest [ files ]
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
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.
I want to copy the following Unix files to a MSDOS diskette (using the mcopy command).
Mcopy will convert the names to:
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.
arc(1), pcomm(1), mtools(1)
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