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       netscript-compile - netscript ipfilter-defs compile back end.


       netcript-compile [ -fhq ] [ -b max-backup-level ]


       This  manual  page  documents  briefly  the  netscript-compile  command from the netscript
       router/firewall network configuration package.

       This command is the back end to the netscript compile command documented  in  netscript(8)
       manpage.    See   ipfilter-defs(5)   for   the   details   on  the  definitions  files  in

       By default it checks to see if the  relevant  files  in  the  /etc/netscript/ipfilter-defs
       directory   have   been   updated  by  comparing  their  modification  times  to  that  of
       /etc/netscript/ipfilter-defs.conf, and if updating is needed, it recompiles and re-creates
       the   file.    Up  to  max-backup-levels  of  history  are  kept  of  previously  compiled
       /etc/netscript/ipfilter-defs.conf files, with a numeric extention in order  of  increasing


       -b max-backup-level
              Sets the maximum level of backups kept of previously compiled files.  This defaults
              to 2 (see /etc/netscript/netscript-compile.conf),  and  it  is  also  used  by  the
              netscript(8) compile command.

       -f     Force compile even though compile file is up to date with definitions.  The testing
              depends on the modification times of the definition file inodes in the file system.

              Show a summary of options.

       -q     Quiet compile.  This option suppresses informational progress messages.


       /etc/netscript/ipfilter-defs directory.


       ipfilter-defs(5), netscript(8).


       This manual page was written by Matthew Grant <>,  for  the  Debian
       GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).


       I wrote this manpage when I was not half asleep...

                                          March 25, 2003                           NET-COMPILE(8)