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       metaxref - builds cross-reference file/unit/item information


       metaxref [ -dhkmsV ] [ -f manifest ] [ -L dir ]


       Metaxref  is  a  program that scans all the files in your MANIFEST file and produces three
       files which contains information about how the files  in  that  MANIFEST  reference  items
       defined by metaconfig's unit files.

       The  first  two  files,  I.fui  and  I.uif  reference  the  file,  unit  and  items sorted
       differently. The third file, Obsolete, dumps all the known obsolete symbols, in which file
       they appear and the new symbol that should be used instead.

       Note  that  obsolete symbols do not appear in the main cross-reference files, but are only
       listed in the Obsolete file. That's yet another incentive to use the new symbols  in  your
       sources. :-)


       Metaxref recognizes the following options:

       -d        Turn on debug mode.

       -f manifest
                 Use an alternate manifest file.

       -h        Print help message and exit.

       -k        Keep temporary .MT directory.

       -m        Assume  lots  of memory and swap space. This will drastically improve the symbol
                 lookup time in your source files, at the expense of memory usage.

       -s        Turn on silent mode.

       -L dir    Override default library location (where the U units directory can be found).

       -V        Print version number and exit.

       -X file   When examining the source files, ignore any symbols listed in the file.  This is
                 useful  in situations where a particular unit is known not to be needed for your
                 package's portability  targets,  but  your  source  files  nevertheless  contain
                 occurrences  of words that look to metaconfig like symbols defined in that unit.
                 (For example, you might need the word "index" in a source file, but not need the
                 unit  that  determines  whether  strcpy  or index should be used.)  The file can
                 contain blank lines, comment lines introduced with '#', and lines  containing  a
                 single  symbol.   If  this  option is not supplied, any  variable in .package is
                 honored instead.


       Harlan Stenn <>


                 Public unit files.
       U/*.U     Private unit files
       I.fui     Lists information sorted by file, unit and item.
       I.uif     Lists information sorted by unit, item and file.
       Obsolete  Lists all the obsolete symbols used by the sources.

                      where LIB is /usr/share/dist.


       Metaxref will list among the wanted items all those magic symbols defined within units  on
       the ?M: lines. Those are relevant only when metaconfig is invoked with the -M option.


       metaconfig(1), metalint(1)

                                         Version 3.5 PL0                              METAXREF(1)