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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) script.

       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 replaced.

       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 used.

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

       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 "0.00.00".

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

                  #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. E.g.,

                  #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 dependent:

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

       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).


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       This  is  free  software,  distributed  under  the terms of the GNU General Public License


       Frank B. Brokken (