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makepsres - Build PostScript resource database file.
[ options ] directory ...
makepsres creates PostScript language
resource database files. Resource database files can be used to specify
the location of resources that are used by the font selection panel and
other Adobe software. For a complete description of the resource location
facilities in the Display PostScript system, see Appendix A and Appendix
B of "Display PostScript Toolkit for X" in Programming the Display PostScript
System with X.
makepsres creates a resource database file named PSres.upr
that contains all the resources in all the directory path names specified
on the command line.
If the list of directories contains - , makepsres
reads from stdin and expects a list of directories separated by space,
tab, or newline.
If the list of directories is empty, it is taken to be
the current directory.
If all specified directories have a common initial
prefix, makepsres extracts it as a directory prefix in the new resource
makepsres normally acts recursively; it looks for resource
files in subdirectories of any specified directory. This behavior can be
overridden with the command line option -nr.
makepsres uses existing resource
database files to assist in identifying files. By default, makepsres
creates a new resource database file containing all of the following that
Resource files found in the directories on the command line.
files pointed to by the resource database files in the directories on
the command line.
Resource entries found in the input resource database
files. These entries are copied if the files they specify still exist and
are located in directories not specified on the command line.
If you run
makepsres in discard mode (with the -d option), it does not copy resource
entries from the input resource database files. In that case, the output
file consists only of entries from the directories on the command line.
The input resource database files are only used to assist in identifying
If you run makepsres in keep mode (with the -k option), it includes
in the output file all resource entries in the input resource database
files, even entries for files that no longer exist or are located in directories
specified on the command line.
makepsres uses various heuristics to identify
files. A file that is of a private resource type or that does not conform
to the standard format for a resource file must be specified in one of
the following ways:
By running makepsres in interactive mode
the file into a resource database file used for input
By beginning the
file with the following line:
- Writes the output to the specified filename. The construction "-o
-" writes to stdout. If the -o option is not specified, makepsres creates
a PSres.upr file in the current directory and writes the output to that
- -f filename
- Uses information from the specified file to assist in resource
typing. The file must be in resource database file format. Multiple -f options
may be specified. The construction "-f -" uses stdin as an input file and
may not be used if "-" is specified as a directory on the command line.
- Specifies that dirname is a directory. Needed only in rare cases
when dirname is the same as a command-line option such as -nb.
discard mode. The resulting output file consists solely of entries from
the directories on the command line.
- Marks the resulting PSres.upr file
as exclusive. This option makes the resource location library run more
quickly since it does not have to look for other resource database files.
It becomes necessary, however, to run makepsres whenever new resources
are added to the directory, even if the resources come with their own
resource database file.
- Specifies interactive mode. In interactive mode,
you will be queried for the resource type of any encountered file that
makepsres cannot identify. If -i is not specified, makepsres assumes an
unidentifiable file is not a resource file.
- Specifies keep mode.
the output file already exists, do not back it up.
- Specifies nonrecursive
mode. makepsres normally acts recursively: it looks for resource files
in subdirectories of any specified directory. If -nr is used, makepsres
does not look in subdirectories for resource files.
- Specifies no directory
prefix. If -p is used, makepsres does not try to find a common directory
prefix among the specified directories.
- Quiet mode: ignores unidentifiable
files instead of warning about them.
- Specifies strict mode. If -s is used,
makepsres terminates with an error if it encounters a file it cannot identify.
- makepsres .
- Creates a resource database file that contains all
the resources in the current directory.
- makepsres -i -o local.upr /usr/local/lib/ps/fonts
- Runs makepsres in interactive mode and creates a resource database file
named local.upr, which contains all the resources in the directory /usr/local/lib/ps/fonts.
Programming the Display PostScript System with X (Addison-Wesley
Publishing Company, Inc., 1993).
Adobe Systems Incorporated
and Display PostScript are trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated which
may be registered in certain jurisdictions.
Copyright (c) 1989-1994 Adobe
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