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NAME

       wrc - Wine Resource Compiler

SYNOPSIS

       wrc [options] [inputfile...]

DESCRIPTION

       wrc compiles resources from inputfile into win16 and win32 compatible binary format.

       The  source  file is preprocessed with a builtin ANSI-C compatible preprocessor before the
       resources are compiled. See PREPROCESSOR below.

       wrc takes a series of inputfile as argument. The resources are read from standard input if
       no  inputfile  is  given. If the output file is not specified with -o, then wrc will write
       the output to inputfile.res with .rc stripped, or  to  wrc.tab.res  if  no  inputfile  was
       given.

OPTIONS

       -b, --target=cpu-manufacturer[-kernel]-os
              Specify  the target CPU and platform on which the generated code will be built. The
              target specification is in the standard autoconf format as returned by config.sub.

       -D, --define=id[=val]
              Define preprocessor identifier id to (optionally) value val.  See also PREPROCESSOR
              below.

       --debug=nn
              Set  debug  level  to  nn.  The  value is a bitmask consisting of 1=verbose, 2=dump
              internals,  4=resource  parser  trace,  8=preprocessor  messages,   16=preprocessor
              scanner and 32=preprocessor parser trace.

       --endianness=e
              Win32  only;  set  output  byte-ordering,  where  e is one of n[ative], l[ittle] or
              b[ig].  Only resources in source-form can be reordered. Native ordering depends  on
              the  system  on  which wrc was built. You can see the native ordering by typing wrc
              -h.

       -E     Preprocess only. The output is written to standard  output  if  no  outputfile  was
              selected. The output is compatible with what gcc would generate.

       -h, --help
              Prints a summary message and exits.

       -i, --input=file
              The name of the input file. If this option is not used, then wrc will use the first
              non-option argument as the input file name. If there are no  non-option  arguments,
              then wrc will read from standard input.

       -I, --include-dir=path
              Add  path  to  include  search  directories. path may contain multiple directories,
              separated with ':'. It is allowed to specify -I multiple times. Include  files  are
              searched in the order in which the -I options were specified.
              The  search  is  compatible  with  gcc, in which '<>' quoted filenames are searched
              exclusively via the -I set path, whereas the '""' quoted filenames are first  tried
              to  be  opened  in  the  current  directory.  Also  resource  statements  with file
              references are located in the same way.

       -J, --input-format=format
              Sets the input format. Valid options are 'rc'  or  'rc16'.  Setting  the  input  to
              'rc16' disables the recognition of win32 keywords.

       -l, --language=lang
              Set  default language to lang. Default is the neutral language 0 (i.e. "LANGUAGE 0,
              0").

       -m16, -m32, -m64
              Generate resources for 16-bit, 32-bit or 64-bit platforms respectively.   The  only
              difference  between  32-bit and 64-bit is whether the _WIN64 preprocessor symbol is
              defined.

       --nostdinc
              Do not search the standard include  path,  look  for  include  files  only  in  the
              directories explicitly specified with the -I option.

       --no-use-temp-file
              Ignored for compatibility with windres.

       -o, -fo, --output=file
              Write  output to file. Default is inputfile.res with .rc stripped or wrc.tab.res if
              input is read from standard input.

       -O, --output-format=format
              Sets the output format. The supported formats are po, pot, res, and res16.  If this
              option is not specified, the format defaults to res.
              In  po  mode,  if  an  output file name is specified it must match a known language
              name, like en_US.po; only resources for the specified language are  output.  If  no
              output  file  name  is specified, a separate .po file is created for every language
              encountered in the input.

       --pedantic
              Enable pedantic  warnings.  Notably  redefinition  of  #define  statements  can  be
              discovered with this option.

       --po-dir=dir
              Enable  the  generation  of resource translations based on mo files loaded from the
              specified  directory.  That  directory  must  follow  the  gettext  convention,  in
              particular  it  must  contain  one  .mo  file for each language, and a LINGUAS file
              listing the available languages.

       -r     Ignored for compatibility with rc.

       --preprocessor=program
              This option may be used to specify the preprocessor to use, including  any  leading
              arguments.   If  not  specified,  wrc  uses  its  builtin  processor.   To  disable
              preprocessing, use --preprocessor=cat.

       -U, --undefine=id
              Undefine preprocessor identifier id.  Please note that only macros  defined  up  to
              this point are undefined by this command. However, these include the special macros
              defined automatically by wrc.  See also PREPROCESSOR below.

       --use-temp-file
              Ignored for compatibility with windres.

       -v, --verbose
              Turns on verbose mode (equivalent to -d 1).

       --version
              Print version and exit.

PREPROCESSOR

       The preprocessor is ANSI-C compatible with some of the extensions of the gcc preprocessor.

       The preprocessor recognizes these directives: #include, #define (both simple  and  macro),
       #undef, #if, #ifdef, #ifndef, #elif, #else, #endif, #error, #warning, #line, # (both null-
       and line-directive), #pragma (ignored), #ident (ignored).

       The preprocessor sets by default several defines:
       RC_INVOKED      set to 1
       __WRC__         Major version of wrc
       __WRC_MINOR__   Minor version of wrc
       __WRC_PATCHLEVEL__   Patch level

       Win32 compilation mode also sets _WIN32 to 1.

       Special macros __FILE__, __LINE__, __TIME__ and __DATE__ are also recognized and expand to
       their respective equivalent.

LANGUAGE SUPPORT

       Language,  version and characteristics can be bound to all resource types that have inline
       data, such as RCDATA. This is an extension to Microsoft's resource compiler,  which  lacks
       this  support  completely.  Only  VERSIONINFO  cannot  have  version  and  characteristics
       attached, but languages are propagated properly if you declare  it  correctly  before  the
       VERSIONINFO resource starts.

       Example:

       1 RCDATA DISCARDABLE
       LANGUAGE 1, 0
       VERSION 312
       CHARACTERISTICS 876
       {
            1, 2, 3, 4, 5, "and whatever more data you want"
            '00 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08'
       }

AUTHORS

       wrc  was written by Bertho A. Stultiens and is a nearly complete rewrite of the first wine
       resource compiler (1994) by Martin von Loewis.  Additional resource-types were contributed
       by  Ulrich  Czekalla  and Albert den Haan. Many cleanups by Dimitrie O. Paun in 2002-2003.
       Bugfixes have been contributed by many Wine developers.

BUGS

       - The  preprocessor  recognizes  variable  argument  macros,  but  does  not  expand  them
       correctly.
       - Error reporting should be more precise, as currently the column and line number reported
       are those of the next token.
       - Default memory options should differ between win16 and win32.

       There is no support for:
       - RT_DLGINCLUDE, RT_VXD, RT_PLUGPLAY and RT_HTML (unknown format)
       - PUSHBOX control is unsupported due to lack of original functionality.

       Fonts are parsed and generated, but there is no support for the generation of the  FONTDIR
       yet. The user must supply the FONTDIR resource in the source to match the FONT resources.

       Bugs can be reported on the Wine bug tracker ⟨https://bugs.winehq.org⟩.

AVAILABILITY

       wrc  is  part  of  the  Wine  distribution,  which  is  available through WineHQ, the Wine
       development headquarters ⟨https://www.winehq.org/⟩.

SEE ALSO

       wine(1),
       Wine documentation and support ⟨https://www.winehq.org/help⟩.