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       sparkmake - generates SPARK index and metafiles


       spark [OPTIONS] [ROOT_FILE]


       The  SPARKMake tool automatically generates two files that can be used as arguments to the
       Examiner command line: The index file and the meta file. For more information please refer
       to the full Examiner manual.

       This  manual  page  only  summarises the sparkmake command-line flags, please refer to the
       full SPARKMake manual for further information.


       These options do not quite follow the usual GNU command line  syntax.  All  options  start
       with  a  single dash instead of the usual two and they can also be abbreviated, as long as
       the abbreviation is unique. For example -expand can be abbreviated to -expa but  not  -exp
       as this clashes with -export_indent.

       For  a  description  of  the  regular  expression  syntax, please refer to the appropriate
       section below.

       If ROOT_FILE is not given then we produce an index and metafile for all files in and under
       the current directory.

       -help  Display command-line help.

              Display version information.

              Look in and under DIRNAME as well as the current working directory. This option can
              be specified more than once; buy default  we  only  look  at  the  current  working

              Only include files if their full path matches the given regular expression.

              Exclude files if their full patch matches the given regular expression.

              Fail if duplicate units are found.

              Select alternative annotation character. The default is '#'.

              This can be one of 83, 95 (the default) or 2005.

       -index=FILE_SPEC, -noindexfile
              The index file to generate, by default this is ROOT_FILE.idx.

       -meta=FILE_SPEC, -nometafile
              The metafile to generate, by default this is ROOT_FILE.smf.

              Produce 'relative' or 'full' pathnames. By default we produce full pathnames.


       Please  note  that the regular expression syntax used by SPARKMake differs from both POSIX
       and Perl regular expressions. Please also take care to appropriately escape anythign  that
       your  shell  might  replace or expand (such as * or ?). The characters '{' and '}' are not
       allowed to appear in any regular expression.

       reg_exp = term

       term = elmt | elmt elmt ... | * | ? | [char char ...] | [char - char]

       elmt = nchr | [nchr nchr ...] | [^ nchr nchr ...] | [nchr - nchr] | . | ( reg_exp )

       The * has special meaning; it matches any string of 0 or more characters. Note  that  this
       differs from POSIX regex where the equivalent would be '.*'.

       The  special  characters  ? and . have the same meaning, they match any character. Thus, ?
       does not hold the same meaning it does in a POSIX regular expression.

       The [ab...] notation means the usual: match any character listed.

       The [a-f] notation means the usual: match any character in the given range.

       The [^a-f] notation means the usual: match any character not in the given range.

       char can be any character, including special characters. nchr can be any character  except
       '\',  '(',  ')',  '[',  ']',  '.',  '*', '+', '?' or '^'. It is possible to specify such a
       special character by escaping it with a backslash.


       spark(1), sparksimp(1), spadesimp(1), zombiescope(1), victor(1), pogs(1)



       This manual page was written by Florian  Schanda  <>  for
       the  Debian  GNU/Linux  system (but may be used by others). Permission is granted to copy,
       distribute and/or modify this document under the  terms  of  the  GNU  Free  Documentation
       License,  Version 1.3 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with
       no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts and no Back-Cover Texts.

                                          22 March 2011                              sparkmake(1)