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       mkuuwho - make a database suitable for the uuwho command


       /usr/lib/smail/mkuuwho [-v] [-x] [-e] [-n] [ -t trace [ -u
       uuwho_database ] [ path_config ]


       Mkuuwho is a modified  version  of  the  mkpath(8)  utility,  used  for
       creating  a  database  for  use  by  the  uuwho(1) command.  It reads a
       mkpath(8)  configuration  file  and  builds  a   DBM   database   named
       uuwho_database  (by  default  a database named /etc/smail/uuwho).  This
       database is used by the uuwho  command  to  determine  where  maps  for
       specific sites or domains can be found.  The configuration file is used
       to determine from which files, and in which order, map data  should  be
       used  to create this DBM database.  This command is currently available
       only on machines that have the dbm(3X) library functions.

       If path_config is -, then  a  specification  will  be  taken  from  the
       standard   input.    If   path_config  is  omitted,  then  the  default
       specification /etc/smail/maps/mkpath.conf is used.


       The format of the path configuration file is a set of lines  containing
       directives.   Blank  lines are ignored and the character ‘‘#’’ begins a
       comment which continues  until  the  end  of  the  line.   The  various
       possible directives are described below.

       In  these  directive  descriptions, an argument of arg refers to one of
       the following types of arguments:

       literal       Literal data specified inline.  (single quotes)

       shell-command Take data from the standard output of this shell command.
                     (back quotes)

       filename...   Take  data  from  the  named file or files.  Files may be
                     specified using shell globbing notation, with  *  ?   and

       The  shell-command  form  preserves newlines and whitespace and is thus
       not entirely equivalent to usage in sh(1).  The following lines  result
       in the same input to uuwho:

              map  ‘cat food‘     # ackpft!
              map  food # oop ack!

       For  the  shell-command  and literal forms, the filename used for error
       messages is [stdin].

       map arg
              Specify map data to be given as input to uuwho.   Each  file  is
              preceded by a line containing:

              file { pathname }

       where  pathname is the full pathname to the file.  This allows uuwho to
       know which from file the data was taken.

       safemap arg
              This is similar to the map directive, and can be used  when  you
              do  not have sufficient control over what the files contain.  If
              a map file contains pathalias file directives, those  directives
              are ignored.

       delete arg
       adjust arg
       dead arg
       text arg
       file filename
              These  mkpath  configuration  file  directives  are  ignored  by

       cd [dir]
              By default, the current directory used by mkuuwho begins in  the
              directory of the configuration file, or in the current directory
              if the configuration is read from the standard  input.   The  cd
              command  without  a  dir  argument changes to the directory from
              which mkuuwho was invoked.  A dir arg of - changes the directory
              to  the default directory based on the name of the configuration
              file.  Otherwise, dir becomes the current directory for file and
              shell command references.

       sh cmd The given shell command is executed.

       pathalias [flags]
       pathsort [flags]
              These  directives  end  execution blocks (see the next section),
              but have no other side effects when processed by mkuuwho.


       Directives are executed in blocks.  A  map,  safemap,  delete,  adjust,
       dead  or file directive starts a block.  Successive directives continue
       it.  A pathalias or pathsort directive ends a block.  The end of a file
       can end a block.

       When  the start of a block is seen, all directives up to the end of the
       block are collected  and  fed  into  the  resulting  uuwho(8)  command.
       Directives  such  as  cd  or  sh within a block only effect that block.
       Therefore, a cd directive within a block will only change the directory
       for  the  remainder  of that block, whereas a cd directive outside of a
       block has a global effect.

       Additionally an sh directive will feed its  standard  output  into  the
       block’s  pathalias  command  when  it  is  inside  a block, while an sh
       directive outside of a  block  will  send  its  output  direct  to  the
       standard output of the mkuuwho command.


       The following options are recognized by mkuuwho:

       -v     The  internal sh(1) commands are executed with a -v option, thus
              echoing the commands that are piped to the shell prior to  their
              being processed.

       -x     Pass  the  -x flag to invocations of the shell, causing commands
              which are about to execute to be echoed.

       -e     Pass the -e flag to invocations of the shell, causing shells  to
              exit  whenever  a  command  returns  a non-zero exit status.  In
              addition, the mkuuwho program will exit  when  it  encounters  a
              syntax error or unknown directive.

       -n     Disable  the  execution  of  any  shell  commands  that  mkuuwho
              generates.  This is useful with the -v option and  disables  the
              -x, -e and -V options.

       -t trace
              Cause the input to pathalias to be copied into the file trace.

       -u uuwho_database
              Cause  the  named  DBM database to be created, rather than using
              the default name of /etc/smail/uuwho.


       mkpath(8), uuwho(1), dbm(3X) and sh(1).


       The first ‘‘#’’ character on a line  begins  a  comment  regardless  of
       whether or not it is within quotes.

       The  -e  option  does  not  stop  all execution, only command execution
       within an instance of the shell created by mkuuwho.

       Continuation lines are not currently allowed in the configuration file.
       Each command must be on a single line.


       Copyright (C) 1987, 1988 Ronald S. Karr and Landon Curt Noll
       Copyright (C) 1992 Ronald S. Karr

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