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       dacstransform - rule-based document transformation


       dacstransform [dacsoptions[1]] [-admin] [-ct str] [-docs dir] [-f] [-F field_sep]
                     [-fd domain] [-fh hostname] [-fj jurname]
                     [-fn fedname] [-h | -help] [-i ident] [-il ident] [-ilg ident] [-ieuid]
                     [-ieuidg] [-iuid] [-insert] [-iuidg] [-lg] [-name str] [-prefix str]
                     [-roles roles_vfs] [-rprefix regex] [-rsuffix regex] [-suffix str]
                     [{-r | -rules} rules_uri]
                     [-var name=value] [-x] [--] {- | file}


       This program is part of the DACS suite.

       dacstransform supplies the functionality of dacs_transform from the command-line. Because
       the two programs are almost identical, please refer to dacs_transform(8)[2] for details.

       If the program is executed through the system's "#!" mechanism (execve(2)[3]), one or more
       command line arguments can be given:

           #!/usr/local/dacs/bin/dacstransform -Dfoo=val -ct ''
           Hello, world


       Such programs always use the script file as input, therefore no expression or other file
       can be specified on the "#!" line.

           The program has some limitations, including missing configuration capabilities and
           features, that might be expected in a production version but which have not yet been


       The arguments are processed as they are examined (left-to-right) and their ordering can be
       significant. Command line arguments override DACS configuration (see below).

       Please refer to dacscheck(1)[4] for a description of the flags related to setting
       identities and DACS context. If no identity is specified, the program will use the values
       of the environment variables REMOTE_USER and DACS_ROLES if they are available and valid.

       The following command line flags are recognized:

       -ct str
           Set the MIME Content-Type to str. The default is not to emit this header.

       -docs dir
           Set the directory containing the documents to dir - the file argument will be relative
           to dir. If dir is the empty string, however, this mapping will not be performed. The
           mapping is also disabled if the -f is given or if the standard input is read. This
           argument overrides any configuration of transform_docs or default behaviour.

           Disable input file location mapping.

           Prints the usage blurb, which includes a listing of the program's defaults.

       -insert dir
           If a relative path is given for the value of a filename attribute with the insert,
           insertv, or expand directive, prefix the relative path with the string dir.

       -name str
           The name of the input document is str. This is used to associate a rule with the
           document; that is, it is matched against a rule's service or delegate element. By
           default, it is the name of the input file or the path component of the input URI. If
           the effective name does not begin with a slash character, one is prepended. The
           argument should probably be given if the standard input is being read.

       -prefix str
           A directive is introduced by str appearing at the beginning of an input line. The
           default is "<--DACS".

       -suffix str
           A directive is terminated by str appearing at the end of a directive line. The default
           is "-->".

       -r rules_uri
       -rules rules_uri
           The location of the ruleset to be applied to the document, as a DACS VFS URI.

       -rprefix regex
           A line whose beginning matches regex introduces a directive. This overrides the
           default and any -prefix flag. IEEE Std 1003.2 ("POSIX.2") "extended" regular
           expressions are supported (regex(3)[5]).

       -rsuffix regex
           A directive is terminated by a string that matches regex, followed immediately by the
           end of the line. This overrides the default and any -suffix flag. IEEE Std 1003.2
           ("POSIX.2") "extended" regular expressions are supported (regex(3)[5]).

       -var name=value
           Add a variable definition to the DACS namespace. The variable ${DACS::name} will be
           assigned the string value. The name must be syntactically valid. This flag is
           equivalent to the dacsoptions[1] flag -Dname=value. This flag may be repeated. It is
           best to avoid the variable name stdin, which has a special purpose. If name is defined
           more than once its value is indeterminate.

           In a directive, an attribute value that is enclosed within backtick quotes is
           evaluated as an expression, which may include variable references. Variables from the
           Env namespace and, if available, the Conf are also instantiated. The current
           directive's attributes are accessible in the Attr namespace; these attribute values
           are unevaluated and quoted.

           Run as a command, not a web service. This is often required when dacstransform is run
           as a CGI program.

           Flags end. An input source argument may follow.

       After the flags, the input source can be specified. By default, or if - is given, the
       standard input is read, otherwise file is read.

       Whitespace is not ignored at the beginning or end of an input line with respect to
       directive prefix and suffix matching.

       Configuration variables can be set to change some of the program's defaults, but each one
       is overridden if a value is also given on the command line:

       ·   transform_docs: This is the full pathname of the root directory in which original
           documents are kept. By default, the program will use a subdirectory
           ${Conf::DACS_HOME}dacs_transform/docs. (default: /usr/local/dacs/dacs_transform/docs)

               Change the default with care. In the absence of an appropriate access control
               rule, setting the pathname to "/" or the empty string, would provide access to any
               file on the server that can be read by this web service.

       ·   transform_acls: This is the VFS specification for the rules. By default, the program
           will use ${Conf::DACS_HOME}dacs_transform/acls. (default:

       ·   transform_annotation: This is the annotation to interpolate in redacted text instead
           of the default.

       ·   transform_prefix: Instead of the default prefix string used to introduce a directive,
           the value of this variable is used. It must appear at the beginning of a line.

       ·   transform_suffix: Instead of the default string used to end a directive, the value of
           this variable is used.

       ·   transform_rprefix: A line whose beginning matches the specified regular expression
           introduces a directive.

       ·   transform_rsuffix: The end of a directive is found by matching the specified regular


       The program exits 0 if everything was fine, 1 if an error occurred.


       dacs_transform(8)[2], dacs.exprs(5)[6], dacs.acls(5)[7]


       Distributed Systems Software ([8])


       Copyright2003-2014 Distributed Systems Software. See the LICENSE[9] file that accompanies
       the distribution for licensing information.


        1. dacsoptions

        2. dacs_transform(8)

        3. execve(2)

        4. dacscheck(1)

        5. regex(3)

        6. dacs.exprs(5)

        7. dacs.acls(5)


        9. LICENSE