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descu - the describe(1) source updater
descu [ -hV ] [ -o outfile ] sourcefile patchfile1 [ patchfile2 ... ]
This manual page documents descu version 1.0.7.
descu updates the describe source file sourcefile by applying the new
and updated records from the patchfiles and prints the result to stan-
dard output (or to outfile, if the -o flag was specified).
Patchfiles are just one or more describe source entries as defined in
descc(8). (They have nothing to do with patch(1).)
Patchfiles are assumed to contain at most one entry (in all listed
patchfiles) for a given program, keyed on the Name: field. (They may
otherwise contain any number of entries.) If an entry in patchfile is
already in sourcefile, it replaces the original; otherwise the entry is
appended. In both cases, the output is sorted lexicographically
(ignoring case), based on the Name: field.
descu will create the file descu.rej in the current directory. This
contains all records that were removed from sourcefile.
-h Show usage information.
Send output to outfile rather than stdout.
-V Show version information.
Devin Reade <firstname.lastname@example.org>
descu was incorporated into the GNO base distribution as of version
apropos(1), describe(1), man(1), whatis(1), descc(8).
GNO 5 April 1999 DESCU(8)
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