publican man page

publican — a DocBook XML publishing tool.

Version

This document describes publican version 4.0

Synopsis

publican <command options>

publican <action> <action options>

Command Options

    --help              Display help message
    --man               Display the man page
    --help_actions      Display a list of valid actions
    -v                  Display the version of Publican

Valid actions are:

    add_revision  Add an entry to the revision history
    build         Transform XML to other formats (pdf, html, html-single, drupal-book, etc)
    clean         Remove all temporary files and directories
    clean_ids     Run clean ids for source XML
    clean_set     Remove local copies of remote set books
    copy_web_brand  Copy a brand's installed web content to another site
    create        Create a new book, set, or article
    create_brand  Create a new brand
    create_site   Create a new WebSite in the supplied location.
    help_config   Display help text for the configuration file
    install_book  Install a book in to a WebSite.
    install_brand  Install a brand to the supplied location
    lang_stats    report PO statistics
    migrate_site  Migrate a website DataBase from Publican < 3 to Publican 3.
    package       Package a language for shipping
    print_banned  Print a list of banned DocBook tags
    print_known   Print a list of QA'd DocBook tags
    print_tree    Print a tree of the xi:includes
    print_unused  Print a list of unused XML files
    print_unused_images  Print a list of unused Image files
    remove_book   Remove a book from a WebSite.
    rename        Rename a publican book
    report        Print a readability report for the source text.
    site_stats    Report on the contents of a WebSite
    trans_drop    Snapshot the source language for use in translation.
    update_db     Add or remove database entries. Used for processing pre-build books, such as when building packages.
    update_po     Update the PO files
    update_pot    Update the POT files
    update_site   Update an existing sites templates.
    zt_pull       Pull translations from Zanata.
    zt_push       Push translations to Zanata.

Run: 'bin/publican <action> --help' for details on action usage

Interface

add_revision
   Add an entry to the revision history

        Options:
        --help                    Display help message
        --config=s                Use a nonstandard config file
        --common_config=s         Override path to Common_Config directory
        --common_content=s        Override path to Common_Content directory
        --nocolours               Disable ANSI colourisation of logging.
        --quiet                   Disable all logging.
        --brand_dir=s             Directory to source brand files from.
        --lang=<LANG>             The language the XML will be written in
        --revnumber=<REVNUMBER>    Revision number to use for a revision.
        --date=<DATE>             Date to use for a revision.
        --member=<MEMBER>         An entry to be added to the revision. Can be specified multiple times.
        --firstname=<FIRSTNAME>    firstname to use for a revision.
        --surname=<SURNAME>       surname to use for a revision.
        --email=<EMAIL>           email to use for a revision.

build
   Transform XML to other formats (pdf, html, html-single, drupal-book, etc)

        Options:
        --help                    Display help message
        --config=s                Use a nonstandard config file
        --common_config=s         Override path to Common_Config directory
        --common_content=s        Override path to Common_Content directory
        --nocolours               Disable ANSI colourisation of logging.
        --quiet                   Disable all logging.
        --brand_dir=s             Directory to source brand files from.
        --formats=<FORMATS>       Comma-separated list of formats, for example: html,pdf,html-single,html-desktop,txt,epub
        --langs=<LANGS>           Comma-separated list of languages, for example: en-US,de-DE,all
        --publish                 Set up built content for publishing
        --embedtoc                Embed the web site TOC object in the generated HTML
        --distributed_set         This flag tells publican the data being processed is a distributed set. Note: do not use distributed_set on the command line. Publican uses this flag when calling itself to process distributed sets. This is the only safe way this flag can be used.
        --novalid                 Do not run the DTD validation
        --src_dir=<SRC_DIR>       Directory to source publican files from.
        --pdftool=<PDFTOOL>       Override the tool to use when creating PDFs. Valid options are wkhtmltopdf and fop.
        --pub_dir=<PUB_DIR>       Directory to publish files to. Defaults to publish.

clean
   Remove all temporary files and directories

        Options:
        --help                    Display help message
        --config=s                Use a nonstandard config file
        --common_config=s         Override path to Common_Config directory
        --common_content=s        Override path to Common_Content directory
        --nocolours               Disable ANSI colourisation of logging.
        --quiet                   Disable all logging.
        --brand_dir=s             Directory to source brand files from.
        --pub_dir=<PUB_DIR>       Directory to publish files to. Defaults to publish.

clean_ids
   Run clean ids for source XML

        Options:
        --help                    Display help message
        --config=s                Use a nonstandard config file
        --common_config=s         Override path to Common_Config directory
        --common_content=s        Override path to Common_Content directory
        --nocolours               Disable ANSI colourisation of logging.
        --quiet                   Disable all logging.
        --brand_dir=s             Directory to source brand files from.

clean_set
   Remove local copies of remote set books

        Options:
        --help                    Display help message
        --config=s                Use a nonstandard config file
        --common_config=s         Override path to Common_Config directory
        --common_content=s        Override path to Common_Content directory
        --nocolours               Disable ANSI colourisation of logging.
        --quiet                   Disable all logging.
        --brand_dir=s             Directory to source brand files from.

copy_web_brand
   Copy a brand's installed web content to another site

        Options:
        --help                    Display help message
        --config=s                Use a nonstandard config file
        --common_config=s         Override path to Common_Config directory
        --common_content=s        Override path to Common_Content directory
        --nocolours               Disable ANSI colourisation of logging.
        --quiet                   Disable all logging.
        --brand_dir=s             Directory to source brand files from.
        --brand=<BRAND>           The brand to use
        --site_config=<SITE_CONFIG>    WebSite configuration file to use or create.
        --old_site_config=<OLD_SITE_CONFIG>    WebSite configuration file to use when copying content between sites.

create
   Create a new book, set, or article

        Options:
        --help                    Display help message
        --config=s                Use a nonstandard config file
        --common_config=s         Override path to Common_Config directory
        --common_content=s        Override path to Common_Content directory
        --nocolours               Disable ANSI colourisation of logging.
        --quiet                   Disable all logging.
        --brand_dir=s             Directory to source brand files from.
        --name=<NAME>             The name of the book, article, set, or brand
        --version=<VERSION>       The version of the product
        --edition=<EDITION>       The edition of the book, article, or set
        --product=<PRODUCT>       The name of the product
        --brand=<BRAND>           The brand to use
        --lang=<LANG>             The language the XML will be written in
        --type=<TYPE>             The type (book, article, or set)
        --dtdver=<DTDVER>         The version of the DocBook DTD to use

create_brand
   Create a new brand

        Options:
        --help                    Display help message
        --config=s                Use a nonstandard config file
        --common_config=s         Override path to Common_Config directory
        --common_content=s        Override path to Common_Content directory
        --nocolours               Disable ANSI colourisation of logging.
        --quiet                   Disable all logging.
        --brand_dir=s             Directory to source brand files from.
        --name=<NAME>             The name of the book, article, set, or brand
        --lang=<LANG>             The language the XML will be written in

create_site
   Create a new WebSite in the supplied location.

        Options:
        --help                    Display help message
        --config=s                Use a nonstandard config file
        --common_config=s         Override path to Common_Config directory
        --common_content=s        Override path to Common_Content directory
        --nocolours               Disable ANSI colourisation of logging.
        --quiet                   Disable all logging.
        --brand_dir=s             Directory to source brand files from.
        --site_config=<SITE_CONFIG>    WebSite configuration file to use or create.
        --db_file=<DB_FILE>       Override default database file.
        --toc_path=<TOC_PATH>     Override the default TOC path.
        --tmpl_path=<TMPL_PATH>    Override the default template path.
        --lang=<LANG>             The language the XML will be written in

help_config
   Display help text for the configuration file

        Options:
        --help                    Display help message
        --config=s                Use a nonstandard config file
        --common_config=s         Override path to Common_Config directory
        --common_content=s        Override path to Common_Content directory
        --nocolours               Disable ANSI colourisation of logging.
        --quiet                   Disable all logging.
        --brand_dir=s             Directory to source brand files from.

install_book
   Install a book in to a WebSite.

        Options:
        --help                    Display help message
        --config=s                Use a nonstandard config file
        --common_config=s         Override path to Common_Config directory
        --common_content=s        Override path to Common_Content directory
        --nocolours               Disable ANSI colourisation of logging.
        --quiet                   Disable all logging.
        --brand_dir=s             Directory to source brand files from.
        --site_config=<SITE_CONFIG>    WebSite configuration file to use or create.
        --lang=<LANG>             The language the XML will be written in

install_brand
   Install a brand to the supplied location

        Options:
        --help                    Display help message
        --config=s                Use a nonstandard config file
        --common_config=s         Override path to Common_Config directory
        --common_content=s        Override path to Common_Content directory
        --nocolours               Disable ANSI colourisation of logging.
        --quiet                   Disable all logging.
        --brand_dir=s             Directory to source brand files from.
        --path=<PATH>             /path/to/install/to
        --web                     Install the web content for a brand.
        --pub_dir=<PUB_DIR>       Directory to publish files to. Defaults to publish.

lang_stats
   report PO statistics

        Options:
        --help                    Display help message
        --config=s                Use a nonstandard config file
        --common_config=s         Override path to Common_Config directory
        --common_content=s        Override path to Common_Content directory
        --nocolours               Disable ANSI colourisation of logging.
        --quiet                   Disable all logging.
        --brand_dir=s             Directory to source brand files from.
        --lang=<LANG>             The language the XML will be written in

migrate_site
   Migrate a website DataBase from Publican < 3 to Publican 3.

        Options:
        --help                    Display help message
        --config=s                Use a nonstandard config file
        --common_config=s         Override path to Common_Config directory
        --common_content=s        Override path to Common_Content directory
        --nocolours               Disable ANSI colourisation of logging.
        --quiet                   Disable all logging.
        --brand_dir=s             Directory to source brand files from.
        --site_config=<SITE_CONFIG>    WebSite configuration file to use or create.

package
   Package a language for shipping

        Options:
        --help                    Display help message
        --config=s                Use a nonstandard config file
        --common_config=s         Override path to Common_Config directory
        --common_content=s        Override path to Common_Content directory
        --nocolours               Disable ANSI colourisation of logging.
        --quiet                   Disable all logging.
        --brand_dir=s             Directory to source brand files from.
        --lang=<LANG>             The language the XML will be written in
        --desktop                 Create desktop instead of web package
        --brew                    Push SRPM to brew
        --scratch                 Use scratch instead of tag build
        --short_sighted           Create package without using version in package name
        --binary                  Build binary rpm when running package
        --wait                    Wait for brew to finish building
        --pub_dir=<PUB_DIR>       Directory to publish files to. Defaults to publish.

print_banned
   Print a list of banned DocBook tags

        Options:
        --help                    Display help message
        --config=s                Use a nonstandard config file
        --common_config=s         Override path to Common_Config directory
        --common_content=s        Override path to Common_Content directory
        --nocolours               Disable ANSI colourisation of logging.
        --quiet                   Disable all logging.
        --brand_dir=s             Directory to source brand files from.

print_known
   Print a list of QA'd DocBook tags

        Options:
        --help                    Display help message
        --config=s                Use a nonstandard config file
        --common_config=s         Override path to Common_Config directory
        --common_content=s        Override path to Common_Content directory
        --nocolours               Disable ANSI colourisation of logging.
        --quiet                   Disable all logging.
        --brand_dir=s             Directory to source brand files from.

print_tree
   Print a tree of the xi:includes

        Options:
        --help                    Display help message
        --config=s                Use a nonstandard config file
        --common_config=s         Override path to Common_Config directory
        --common_content=s        Override path to Common_Content directory
        --nocolours               Disable ANSI colourisation of logging.
        --quiet                   Disable all logging.
        --brand_dir=s             Directory to source brand files from.

print_unused
   Print a list of unused XML files

        Options:
        --help                    Display help message
        --config=s                Use a nonstandard config file
        --common_config=s         Override path to Common_Config directory
        --common_content=s        Override path to Common_Content directory
        --nocolours               Disable ANSI colourisation of logging.
        --quiet                   Disable all logging.
        --brand_dir=s             Directory to source brand files from.

print_unused_images
   Print a list of unused Image files

        Options:
        --help                    Display help message
        --config=s                Use a nonstandard config file
        --common_config=s         Override path to Common_Config directory
        --common_content=s        Override path to Common_Content directory
        --nocolours               Disable ANSI colourisation of logging.
        --quiet                   Disable all logging.
        --brand_dir=s             Directory to source brand files from.

remove_book
   Remove a book from a WebSite.

        Options:
        --help                    Display help message
        --config=s                Use a nonstandard config file
        --common_config=s         Override path to Common_Config directory
        --common_content=s        Override path to Common_Content directory
        --nocolours               Disable ANSI colourisation of logging.
        --quiet                   Disable all logging.
        --brand_dir=s             Directory to source brand files from.
        --site_config=<SITE_CONFIG>    WebSite configuration file to use or create.
        --lang=<LANG>             The language the XML will be written in

rename
   Rename a publican book

        Options:
        --help                    Display help message
        --config=s                Use a nonstandard config file
        --common_config=s         Override path to Common_Config directory
        --common_content=s        Override path to Common_Content directory
        --nocolours               Disable ANSI colourisation of logging.
        --quiet                   Disable all logging.
        --brand_dir=s             Directory to source brand files from.
        --name=<NAME>             The name of the book, article, set, or brand
        --product=<PRODUCT>       The name of the product
        --version=<VERSION>       The version of the product

report
   Print a readability report for the source text.

        Options:
        --help                    Display help message
        --config=s                Use a nonstandard config file
        --common_config=s         Override path to Common_Config directory
        --common_content=s        Override path to Common_Content directory
        --nocolours               Disable ANSI colourisation of logging.
        --quiet                   Disable all logging.
        --brand_dir=s             Directory to source brand files from.

site_stats
   Report on the contents of a WebSite

        Options:
        --help                    Display help message
        --config=s                Use a nonstandard config file
        --common_config=s         Override path to Common_Config directory
        --common_content=s        Override path to Common_Content directory
        --nocolours               Disable ANSI colourisation of logging.
        --quiet                   Disable all logging.
        --brand_dir=s             Directory to source brand files from.
        --site_config=<SITE_CONFIG>    WebSite configuration file to use or create.

trans_drop
   Snapshot the source language for use in translation.

        Options:
        --help                    Display help message
        --config=s                Use a nonstandard config file
        --common_config=s         Override path to Common_Config directory
        --common_content=s        Override path to Common_Content directory
        --nocolours               Disable ANSI colourisation of logging.
        --quiet                   Disable all logging.
        --brand_dir=s             Directory to source brand files from.

update_db
   Add or remove database entries. Used for processing pre-build books, such as when building packages.

        Options:
        --help                    Display help message
        --config=s                Use a nonstandard config file
        --common_config=s         Override path to Common_Config directory
        --common_content=s        Override path to Common_Content directory
        --nocolours               Disable ANSI colourisation of logging.
        --quiet                   Disable all logging.
        --brand_dir=s             Directory to source brand files from.
        --site_config=<SITE_CONFIG>    WebSite configuration file to use or create.
        --add                     Add a database entry
        --del                     Delete a database entry
        --lang=<LANG>             The language the XML will be written in
        --product=<PRODUCT>       The name of the product
        --version=<VERSION>       The version of the product
        --name=<NAME>             The name of the book, article, set, or brand
        --formats=<FORMATS>       Comma-separated list of formats, for example: html,pdf,html-single,html-desktop,txt,epub
        --subtitle=<SUBTITLE>     Sub title for a book
        --abstract=<ABSTRACT>     Abstract for a book
        --product_label=<PRODUCT_LABEL>    product label for a book
        --version_label=<VERSION_LABEL>    version label for a book
        --name_label=<NAME_LABEL>    name label for a book
        --sort_order=<SORT_ORDER>    Order to sort a book
        --book_version=<BOOK_VERSION>    The version number of the book being installed.
        --book_src_lang=<BOOK_SRC_LANG>    The language this translation is based on.

update_po
   Update the PO files

        Options:
        --help                    Display help message
        --config=s                Use a nonstandard config file
        --common_config=s         Override path to Common_Config directory
        --common_content=s        Override path to Common_Content directory
        --nocolours               Disable ANSI colourisation of logging.
        --quiet                   Disable all logging.
        --brand_dir=s             Directory to source brand files from.
        --langs=<LANGS>           Comma-separated list of languages, for example: en-US,de-DE,all
        --msgmerge                Use gettext's msgmerge for POT/PO merging.
        --firstname=<FIRSTNAME>    firstname to use for a revision.
        --surname=<SURNAME>       surname to use for a revision.
        --email=<EMAIL>           email to use for a revision.
        --previous                Keep previous msgid when fuzzy matches are detected in PO updates.

update_pot
   Update the POT files

        Options:
        --help                    Display help message
        --config=s                Use a nonstandard config file
        --common_config=s         Override path to Common_Config directory
        --common_content=s        Override path to Common_Content directory
        --nocolours               Disable ANSI colourisation of logging.
        --quiet                   Disable all logging.
        --brand_dir=s             Directory to source brand files from.

update_site
   Update an existing sites templates.

        Options:
        --help                    Display help message
        --config=s                Use a nonstandard config file
        --common_config=s         Override path to Common_Config directory
        --common_content=s        Override path to Common_Content directory
        --nocolours               Disable ANSI colourisation of logging.
        --quiet                   Disable all logging.
        --brand_dir=s             Directory to source brand files from.
        --site_config=<SITE_CONFIG>    WebSite configuration file to use or create.

zt_pull
   Pull translations from Zanata.

        Options:
        --help                    Display help message
        --config=s                Use a nonstandard config file
        --common_config=s         Override path to Common_Config directory
        --common_content=s        Override path to Common_Content directory
        --nocolours               Disable ANSI colourisation of logging.
        --quiet                   Disable all logging.
        --brand_dir=s             Directory to source brand files from.

zt_push
   Push translations to Zanata.

        Options:
        --help                    Display help message
        --config=s                Use a nonstandard config file
        --common_config=s         Override path to Common_Config directory
        --common_content=s        Override path to Common_Content directory
        --nocolours               Disable ANSI colourisation of logging.
        --quiet                   Disable all logging.
        --brand_dir=s             Directory to source brand files from.

Configuration and Environment

Publican requires access to wkhtmltopdf or Apache FOP for creating PDF files.

Dependencies

Archive::Tar Archive::Zip Carp Config::Simple Cwd DBI DateTime DateTime::Format::DateParse Devel::Cover Encode File::Basename File::Copy::Recursive File::Find File::Find::Rule File::HomeDir File::Inplace File::Path File::Spec File::Which File::pushd Getopt::Long HTML::FormatText HTML::FormatText::WithLinks HTML::FormatText::WithLinks::AndTables HTML::TreeBuilder I18N::LangTags::List IO::String Lingua::EN::Fathom List::MoreUtils List::Util Locale::Language Locale::Maketext::Gettext Locale::Maketext::Lexicon Locale::Msgfmt Locale::PO Module::Build Pod::Usage Sort::Versions String::Similarity Syntax::Highlight::Engine::Kate Template Template::Constants Term::ANSIColor Test::More Test::Pod Test::Pod::Coverage Text::CSV_XS Text::Wrap Time::localtime XML::LibXML XML::LibXSLT XML::Simple XML::TreeBuilder version

Incompatibilities

None reported.

Bugs and Limitations

Bug list at <https://bugzilla.redhat.com/buglist.cgi?product=Publican&query_format=advanced&resolution=--->.

Please report any bugs or feature requests to "publican-list@redhat.com", or through the web interface at <https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/enter_bug.cgi?product=Publican&component=publican&version=$version>.

Author

Jeff Fearn  "<jfearn@redhat.com>"

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2015-07-28 perl v5.24.1 User Contributed Perl Documentation