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SHCOMP(1) User Environment Utilities SHCOMP(1)
shcomp - compile a ksh93 shell script
shcomp [ options ] [infile] [outfile]]
ORIGIN OF THIS MAN PAGE
This man page was written by Christophe Martin <Schplurtz@free.fr> for the Debian
GNU/Linux system. It is based on "shcomp --man" output.
Unless -D is specified, shcomp takes a shell script, infile, and creates a binary format
file, outfile, that ksh93 can read and execute with the same effect as the original
Since aliases are processed as the script is read, alias definitions whose value requires
variable expansion will not work correctly.
If -D is specified, all double quoted strings that are preceded by $ are output. These are
the messages that need to be translated to locale specific versions for internationaliza-
If outfile is omitted, then the results will be written to standard output. If infile is
also omitted, the shell script will be read from standard input.
Generate a list of strings that need to be placed in a message catalog for interna-
Displays warning messages for obsolete or non-conforming constructs.
Displays input from infile onto standard error as it reads it.
--man Displays this man page on standard error and exits.
--help Shows a short help message and exits.
0 Successful completion.
>0 An error occurred.
On a Debian GNU/Linux system, more than one package may provide ksh. the output of shcomp
can only be used by ksh93. Any other ksh will be unable to run the compiled script.
( echo '#! /bin/ksh93' ; shcomp myscript ) > myscript.bin &&
chmod 755 myscript.bin
version shcomp (AT&T Labs Research) 2003-03-02
author David Korn <email@example.com>
copyright Copyright (c) 1982-2005 AT&T Corp.
KSH93 Fri Jun 3 2005 SHCOMP(1)
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