The mkmanifest command is used to create a shell script (packing list) to restore Unix filenames. Its syntax is:
mkmanifest [ ''files''?
Mkmanifest creates a shell script that aids in the restoration of Unix filenames that got clobbered by the MS-DOS filename restrictions. MS-DOS filenames are restricted to 8 character names, 3 character extensions, upper case only, no device names, and no illegal characters.
You want to copy the following Unix files to a MS-DOS diskette (using the mcopy command).
very_long_name 2.many.dots illegal: good.c prn.dev Capital
Mcopy converts the names to:
very_lon 2xmany.dot illegalx good.c xprn.dev capital
mkmanifest very_long_name 2.many.dots illegal: good.c prn.dev Capital would produce the following:
mv very_lon very_long_name mv 2xmany.dot 2.many.dots mv illegalx illegal: mv xprn.dev prn.dev mv capital Capital
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./configure; make info