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       nypatchy - tool to work with specialized-format patches


       nypatchy pam fort cradle print cc as data [ fort2 cc2 as2 data2 ]


       nypatchy  is  a  tool  for working with Patchy Master Files (PAM files).  A PAM file is an
       ordinary text file (generally with a three-letter extension of ".car") that  holds  source
       code  interleaved  with special pre-processing instructions for nypatchy.  The source code
       may be in C, FORTRAN, assembly language, or a combination of  these.   The  pre-processing
       instructions  allow  one to maintain separate optional patches independently, for instance
       in the case of architecture-specific code.  Details of the pre-processing commands used by
       nypatchy are beyond the scope of this man page; the reader should refer to the full manual
       available from CERN.

       Telling nypatchy which set of patches to use may be  done  on  standard  input  or  via  a
       so-called cradle file.  Typically the cradle file will contain one or more +USE statements
       as well as +EXE and +QUIT, for instance in the case of the isajet Monte Carlo generator:



       In the command line shown above, pam is the PAM file, if any.  fort is  the  name  of  the
       primary  output  source  code file, if any.  cradle is the name of the cradle file, if any
       (default is standard input, for instance a here-doc).  print is the name of  the  file  to
       receive  printed  output  (the default is standard output).  cc, as, data are the names of
       the source code output files for data types CC, AS, DATA.  The  remaining  parameters  are
       the  source code output files to receive diverted material for respective data types FORT,
       CC, AS, DATA.

       Parameters may be omitted by substituting a dash - for them.  Trailing parameters  may  be
       cut  short  by giving "." or ".go"; the latter commences execution immediately rather than
       starting the nypatchy interactive prompt.

       nypatchy will return to the shell a code of 0 if successful, 1 if there is a warning,  and
       2  if  an error occurs.  Since the program stops creating output, but continues to run (in
       order to check for further errors) if an error occurs, the user should be sure to test the
       error code $? after any nypatchy run.


       nypatchy -- xyz .go
              reads  the cradle (instructions) from file xyz.cra, which must list all other files
              to be used.

       nypatchy .go << EOF

              has the cradle given as a here-document.

       nypatchy zebra.fca zebra.cra zebra.lis .go
              reads the PAM file, outputting the resulting source  code  to  zebra.fca,
              taking the cradle from zebra.cra, with printing done to zebra.lis.


       fcasplit(1),   nycheck(1),   nydiff(1),  nyindex(1),  nylist(1),  nymerge(1),  nyshell(1),
       nysynopt(1), nytidy(1), yexpand(1)

       The reference manual for the  Nypatchy  suite  of  programs  is  available  in  compressed
       PostScript format at the following URL:

       Running the command "nypatchy help .no" also gives some brief help on usage.


       This  manual  page  was  written  by  Kevin  McCarty  <> for the Debian
       GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).  It is licensed under the GNU General Public
       License, version 2 or later (at your choice).


       Copyright (C) Kevin B. McCarty, 2008.

                                           Mar 12, 2008                               NYPATCHY(1)