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NAME

       icupkg - extract or modify an ICU .dat archive

SYNOPSIS

       icupkg [ -h, -?, --help ] [ -tl, --type l | -tb, --type b | -te, --type
       e ] [ -c, --copyright | -C, --comment comment ] [ -a, --add  list  ]  [
       -r,  --remove  list  ]  [  -x,  --extract  list  ] [ -l, --list ] [ -s,
       --sourcedir source ] [ -d, --destdir destination ] [ -w, --writepkg ] [
       -m, --matchmode mode ] infilename [ outfilename ]

DESCRIPTION

       icupkg  reads  the  input ICU .dat package file, modify it according to
       the options, swap it to the  desired  platform  properties  (charset  &
       endianness), and optionally write the resulting ICU .dat package to the
       output file.  Items are removed, then added, then extracted and listed.
       An ICU .dat package is written if items are removed or added, or if the
       input and output filenames differ, or if the -w, --writepkg  option  is
       set.

       If  the  input  filename is "new" then an empty package is created.  If
       the output filename is missing, then it is automatically generated from
       the  input  filename.  If  the  input  filename ends with an l, b, or e
       matching its platform properties, then the output filename will contain
       the letter from the -t, --type option.

       This  tool  can  also  be  used  to  just  swap a single ICU data file,
       replacing  the  former  icuswap  tool.  For  this  mode,  provide   the
       infilename  (and optional outfilename) for a non-package ICU data file.
       Allowed options include  -t,  -w,  -s  and  -d  The  filenames  can  be
       absolute,  or relative to the source/dest dir paths.  Other options are
       not allowed in this mode.

OPTIONS

       -h, -?, --help
              Print help about usage and exit.

       -tl, --type l
              Output for little-endian/ASCII charset family.  The output  type
              defaults to the input type.

       -tb, --type b
              Output  for  big-endian/ASCII  charset  family.  The output type
              defaults to the input type.

       -te, --type e
              Output for big-endian/EBCDIC charset family.   The  output  type
              defaults to the input type.

       -c,--copyright
              Include the ICU copyright notice in the resulting data.

       -C, --comment comment
              Include  the  specified comment in the resulting data instead of
              the ICU copyright notice.

       -a, --add list
              Add items from the list to the package. The list can be a single
              filename  with  a  .txt file extension containing a list of item
              filenames, or an ICU .dat package filename.

       -r, --remove list
              Remove items from the list from the package. The list can  be  a
              single  filename with a .txt file extension containing a list of
              item filenames, or an ICU .dat package filename.

       -x, --extract list
              Extract items from the list from the package. The list can be  a
              single  filename with a .txt file extension containing a list of
              item filenames, or an ICU .dat package filename.

       -m, --matchmode mode
              Set the matching mode for item names with wildcards.

       -s, --sourcedir source
              Set  the  source  directory  to  source.   The  default   source
              directory is the current directory.

       -d, --destdir destination
              Set  the  destination  directory  to  destination.   The default
              destination directory is the current directory.

       -l, --list
              List the package items to stdout (after modifying the package).

LIST FILE SYNTAX

       Items are listed on one or  more  lines  and  separated  by  whitespace
       (space+tab).   Comments  begin  with # and are ignored. Empty lines are
       ignored. Lines where the  first  non-whitespace  character  is  one  of
       "%&'()*+,-./:;<=>?_ are also ignored to reserve for future syntax.

       Items  for  removal  or  extraction  may  contain  a  single * wildcard
       character. The * matches zero or more characters.  If  -m,  --matchmode
       noslash is set, then the * character does not match the / character.

       Items  must  be  listed relative to the package, and the --sourcedir or
       the --destdir path will be prepended. The paths are only  prepended  to
       item  filenames  while  adding  or  extracting  items,  not to ICU .dat
       package or list filenames.

       Paths may contain / instead of the platform's file separator  character
       and are converted as appropriate.

AUTHORS

       Markus Scherer
       George Rhoten

VERSION

       1.0

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright (C) 2006 IBM, Inc. and others.

SEE ALSO

       pkgdata(1) genrb(1)