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NAME

       sgmltools - process sgml files.

SYNOPSIS

       sgmltools   [-b   backend]   [-d]  [-v]  [-V]  [-h]  [-l]  [-s  dsssl_spec]  [-j  jadeopt]
       [--backend={onehtml,html,ps,dvi,rtf,txt,ld2db,jadetex,pdb,lynx,w3m}] [--debug] [--verbose]
       [--dsssl-spec=dsssl_spec] [--jade-opt=jadeopt] [--version] [--help] [--license]

DESCRIPTION

       sgmltools  is  the central driver of SGMLtools. You can use it to convert SGML input files
       to various formats, as indicated by the --backend switch.

   OPTIONS
       -b, --backend
              Select the backend to use. Currently, there are five different backends  to  choose
              from.   ps  expects  a  DocBook SGML file and will convert it into PostScript.  dvi
              expects a DocBook SGML file and will convert it into DVI.  rtf  expects  a  DocBook
              SGML  file  and  will convert it into RTF.  onehtml expects a DocBook SGML file and
              will convert it into a single HTML; the resulting file will be put in  the  current
              directory  (default).   html  expects  a DocBook SGML file and will convert it into
              HTML; the resulting files will be put in a subdirectory.   txt  expects  a  DocBook
              SGML  file and will convert it into ASCII. Note that this backend actually uses the
              w3m (preferred) or lynx (if w3m not found) backends.  ld2db expects a LinuxDoc-SGML
              file  and  will  convert it into DocBook SGML.  jadetex expects a DocBook SGML file
              and will convert it into JadeTeX input. Only use  this  if  you  know  what  you're
              doing.   pdb  expects a DocBook SGML file and will convert it into the iSilo format
              used on Palm devices.  w3m expects a DocBook SGML file and  will  convert  it  into
              ASCII.  w3m  does a better job of exporting HTML as ASCII text than Lynx, since w3m
              understands tables.  One should normally use the  txt  backend  and  let  sgmltools
              decide  which  ASCII  exporter  is available.  lynx expects a DocBook SGML file and
              will convert it into ASCII. One  should  normally  use  the  txt  backend  and  let
              sgmltools decide which ASCII exporter is available.

       -d, --debug
              Enable  debugging.  All  temporary  files  will  be  left  as is and possibly extra
              information on the processing steps is printed to stderr.

       -v, --verbose
              Be verbose. Information on commands executed, etcetera, will be printed to stdout.

       -s, --dsssl-spec
              Specify the DSSSL stylesheet to apply (see STYLESHEETS, below).

       -j, --jade-opt
              Pass additional options directly to Jade.

       -h, --help
              Print a usage message on standard output and exit successfully (tbd).

       -V, --version
              Print version information on standard output then exit successfully (tbd).

       -l, --license
              Print license information

STYLESHEETS

       The DSSSL specification may be either a filename, a public identifier  or  a  DSSSL  alias
       (resolved  via  one  of  the  alias files /etc/sgml/aliases and ~/.sgmlaliases to either a
       filename or a public identifier).

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

       TMPDIR Temporary directory. If it is on a local filesystem,  a  lot  of  copying  will  be
              avoided.  Furthermore, setting this will prevent SGMLtools from using /tmp and thus
              will prevent people trying to make use of race conditions.

       SGML_CATALOG_FILES
              The SGML Open catalog files to use for resolving  public  identifiers  into  system
              identifiers.

BUGS

       This  is  an  early  developer release, so don't expect it to behave in any useful way. It
       won't make coffee or tea.

SOURCES

   sgmltools-lite
       http://sgmltools-lite.sourceforge.net

   w3m
       http://ei5nazha.yz.yamagata-u.ac.jp/~aito/w3m/eng

   iSilo Tools
       iSilo Palm readers and Linux encoders are available from:

       http://www.isilo.com

   DocBook Documentation
       The online version of 'DocBook: The Definitive Guide' can be found at:

       http://www.docbook.org

   OpenJade
       http://openjade.sourceforge.net

AUTHOR

       Copyright (c)2000, Cees A. de Groot <cg@sgmltools.org>.

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