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       pyntor-selfrun - creation of self-extracting presentation archives


       pyntor-selfrun [OPTIONS] presentation-archive|presentation-directory


       Pyntor  is  a  presentation  tool which can display slides and effects of various formats.
       The tool pyntor-selfrun allows one to create self-extracting archives containing both  the
       presentation  and Pyntor itself, so that it can be run on computers where Pyntor itself is
       not installed. It also ensures independence of the corresponding Pyntor version, as future
       changes  of  the  application do not affect the previously created presentations.  The way
       pyntor-selfrun works is that it takes the presentation-archive in question,  packed  as  a
       tarball  (which  might be named *.pyntor), and the release tarball of Pyntor which must be
       present somewhere. Using a template file, it  then  creates  the  self-running  and  self-
       extracting script for distribution.

       In  case  the  presentation-archive  does  not  exist  yet,  pyntor-selfrun  can create it
       automatically from a presentation-directory. This is useful even when not  creating  self-
       extracting archives, see the -a option.


       -t, --template=templatefile
              Uses  a  template  different from that one which is shipped with Pyntor and used by
              default. The template is a script in Python or another  scripting  language,  which
              contains  the  variables  %PYNTOR%  and  %ARCHIVE%  which  are  replaced  with  the
              base64-encoded contents of the two files  given  as  arguments  to  pyntor-selfrun.
              This option is not recommended for most cases.

       -a, --archive
              Creates  a  pyntor  presentation-archive  from  a directory which contains a script
              file, local data files and optionally some local components.  This is a convenience
              operation,  since  presentation  archives are just tarballs, but in the future some
              checks might be done here.

       -r, --release=sourcetarball
              Specifies where to find Pyntor  itself  to  include  it  into  the  self-extracting
              archive. The source tarball should be a released pyntor-*.tar.gz file.

       -h, --help
              Displays a summary of all available command line options.


       In a future version, pyntor-selfrun should allow to create *.pyntor archives automatically
       by examining a script file, including only those files of Pyntor which it really needs.


       Josef Spillner <>


       pyntor(1), pyntor-components(1)