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       icmstart - A startup script for icmbuild program maintenance


       icmstart [Options] top-dir [program|library]


       The  icmstart  script  is  a  generic  script that can be used to start
       program maintenance using icmake(1) and icmbuild(1).  Icmstart  creates
       an  initial  directory  top-dir and installs the files CLASSES, VERSION
       and icmconf below top-dir. A second argument   `program’  or  `library’
       may  be  specified  as the default mode of operation of the icmbuild(1)

       Skeleton files for the main directory and  subdirectories,  by  default
       listed  in  the  file /etc/icmake/icmstart.rc, may be installed as well
       (cf. icmstart.rc(7)).

       After changing to the directory created  by  icmstart  the  icmbuild(1)
       script may be used for program maintenance.


       Icmstart may be called with the following options, which (if specified)
       must be the first arguments of icmstart:

       o      -c confpath
              Use the configuration  files  (icmstart.rc,  AUTHOR,  YEARS  and
              VERSION)  if found in `confpath’ rather than in ~/.icmake and/or
              /etc/icmake/. Once a file is found it is used  allowing  partial
              overrides of the default files provided by icmake(1).

       o      -d
              Do  not  execute  any commands, but show the commands that would
              have been executed on the standard output.

       o      -I
              Do not install files.

       o      -r Unconditionally replace existing files. If -r is not provided
              icmstart will ask the user to confirm that an existing file must
              be  overwritten.  If  a  skeleton  specification  refers  to   a
              directory,  the  full  directory  and its subdirectories will be

       o      -s skeleton-path
              By default skeleton files are listed in  the  skeleton  resource
              file  /usr/share/icmake/icmstart.rc. Alternatively, the skeleton
              resource file may be specified by the ICM environment  variable,
              which  -in turn- may be overruled by the path specified with the
              -s option.  The  skeleton  path  may  be  specified  as  a  full
              file-path or as a directory, in which case the skeleton resource
              file is assumed to be icmstart.rc (see below at SKELETON FILES).
              Since  icmstart  uses  cp to install files, cp must be available
              when icmstart should install skeleton files.


       Skeleton resource files may contain  comment  (empty  lines  and  lines
       beginning  with  the  hash-mark  (#))  which  is  ignored,  and  should
       otherwise contain specifications of resource s to install.

       The default resource file is /etc/icmake/icmstart.rc, contains

           P main.ih
           P ? scanner
           P ? parser

       This file is overruled by ~/.icmake/icmstart.rc. See icmstart.rc(7) for
       details about the format of the icmstart.rc file.


       The  configuration  files  icmstart.rc,  AUTHOR,  YEARS and VERSION are
       recognized and processed by icmstart.

       If the -c option was specified configuration files found  in  the  path
       specified  at this option are used. If not specified or if a file isn’t
       found then the path ~/icmake is  inspected.  If  a  configuration  file
       isn’t  found in ~/icmake either, configuration files in /etc/icmake are

       Configuration files are  not  required  for  the  proper  operation  of
       icmstart.    When  absent  icmstart  performs  the  following   default

       o      If the file AUTHOR does not exist icmstart uses  #define  AUTHOR

              When  the  file  AUTHOR  is  defined  in a configuration path it
              should have one line, defining the author of the program. E.g.,

                  #define AUTHOR "Frank B. Brokken <>"

       o      If the file VERSION does not exist icmstart uses #define VERSION

              When  the  file  VERSION  is  defined in a configuration path it
              should have one line, defining the  program’s  initial  version.

                  #define VERSION "1.00.00"

       o      If  the  file  YEAR  does  not exist icmstart uses #define YEARS
              "yyyy" where yyyy is the current year.

              When the file YEAR is defined in a configuration path it  should
              have  one  line,  defining  the  program’s initial release year.

                  #define YEARS "2011"

              Plural is used here since a release year usually becomes a range
              of years after some time, as with Icmake’s years specification:

                  #define YEARS "1992-2011"

       o      If  the  file  icmstart.rc does not exist (or is empty) icmstart
              will not install any of the files normally found in icmstart.rc,
              but  the  initial  project  directory,  icmconf  and VERSION are
              installed.  )


       The  mentioned  paths  are  sugestive  only  and  may  be  installation

       o      /usr/share/icmake/icmconf  Example  of  a icmbuild configuration

       o      /usr/share/icmake/CLASSES Example of a icmbuild CLASSES file.

       o      /usr/share/icmake/icmstart.rc Default skeleton resource file.


       icmake(1), icmbuild(1), icmconf(7), icmstart.rc(7).


       None reported


       This is free software, distributed under the terms of the  GNU  General
       Public License (GPL).


       Frank B. Brokken (