Provided by: ss-dev_2.0-1.42-1ubuntu2_amd64
mk_cmds - error table compiler
Mk_cmds converts a table listing command names and associated help messages into a C source file suitable for use with the ss(3) library. The source file name must end with a suffix of ``.ct''; the file consists of a declaration supplying the name of the command table: command_table name followed by entries of the form: [ request | unimplemented ] name, " string "[, abbrev]...; and a final end to indicate the end of the table. A C source file is generated which should be compiled and linked with the object files use the ss library. A ``#'' in the source file is treated as a comment character, and all remaining text to the end of the source line will be ignored.
Since the original mk_cmds uses a very simple parser based on yacc(1), and this current version of mk_cmds uses an awk/sed combination of scripts, its error recovery leaves much to be desired.