xml2ag man page

xml2ag — XML to AutoGen Definiton Converter

Synopsis

xml2ag [-flags] [-flag [value]] [--option-name[[=| ]value]] [ <def-file> ]

This program will convert any arbitrary XML file into equivalent AutoGen definitions, and invoke AutoGen.

Description

The template will be derived from either:
* the --override-tpl command line option
* a top level XML attribute named, "template"
One or the other must be provided, or the program will exit with a failure message.

The “base-name” for the output will similarly be either:
* the --base-name command line option
* the base name of the .xml file

Options

All other options are derived from autogen

-O file, --output=file
Output file in lieu of AutoGen processing.

By default, the output is handed to an AutoGen for processing. However, you may save the definitions to a file instead.

All other options

These options are mostly just passed throug to autogen. The one exception is --override-tpl which replaces the default template in the output definitions. It does not get passed through on the command line.

-L dir, --templ-dirs=dir
Search for templates in DIR. This option may appear an unlimited number of times.

Pass-through AutoGen argument
-T tpl-file, --override-tpl=tpl-file
Use TPL-FILE for the template.

Pass-through AutoGen argument
-l tpl-file, --lib-template=tpl-file
Load AutoGen macros from TPL-FILE. This option may appear an unlimited number of times.

Pass-through AutoGen argument

NOTE: THIS OPTION IS DEPRECATED
--definitions=file
Read definitions from FILE.

Pass-through AutoGen argument
--shell=shell
name or path name of shell to use.

Pass-through AutoGen argument
-m, --no-fmemopen
Do not use in-mem streams.

Pass-through AutoGen argument
--equate=char-list
characters considered equivalent.

Pass-through AutoGen argument
-b name, --base-name=name
Specify NAME as the base name for output.

Pass-through AutoGen argument
--source-time
set mod times to latest source.

Pass-through AutoGen argument
--writable, --not-writable
Allow output files to be writable. The not-writable form will disable the option.

Pass-through AutoGen argument
--loop-limit=lim

Limit on increment loops. This option takes an integer number as its argument. The value of lim is constrained to being:

exactly -1, or
in the range  1 through 0x1000000

The default lim for this option is:

256

Pass-through AutoGen argument
-t seconds, --timeout=seconds

Limit server shell operations to SECONDS. This option takes an integer number as its argument. The value of seconds is constrained to being:

in the range  0 through 3600

Pass-through AutoGen argument

--trace=level

tracing level of detail. This option takes a keyword as its argument. The argument sets an enumeration value that can be tested by comparing them against the option value macro. The available keywords are:

nothing       debug-message server-shell
templates     block-macros  expressions
everything

or their numeric equivalent.

The default level for this option is:

nothing

Pass-through AutoGen argument
--trace-out=file
tracing output file or filter.

Pass-through AutoGen argument
--show-defs
Show the definition tree.

Pass-through AutoGen argument
--used-defines
Show the definitions used.

Pass-through AutoGen argument
-C, --core
Leave a core dump on a failure exit.

Many systems default to a zero sized core limit. If the system has the sys/resource.h header and if this option is supplied, then in the failure exit path, autogen will attempt to set the soft core limit to whatever the hard core limit is. If that does not work, then an administrator must raise the hard core size limit.
-s suffix, --skip-suffix=suffix
Skip the file with this SUFFIX. This option may appear an unlimited number of times. This option must not appear in combination with any of the following options: select-suffix.

Pass-through AutoGen argument
-o suffix, --select-suffix=suffix
specify this output suffix. This option may appear an unlimited number of times.

Pass-through AutoGen argument
-D value, --define=value
name to add to definition list. This option may appear an unlimited number of times.

Pass-through AutoGen argument
-U name-pat, --undefine=name-pat
definition list removal pattern. This option may appear an unlimited number of times.

Pass-through AutoGen argument
-M type, --make-dep [type]
emit make dependency file. This option may appear an unlimited number of times.

Pass-through AutoGen argument
-?, --help
Display usage information and exit.
-!, --more-help
Pass the extended usage information through a pager.
-v [{v|c|n --version [{v|c|n}]}]
Output version of program and exit. The default mode is `v', a simple version. The `c' mode will print copyright information and `n' will print the full copyright notice.

Exit Status

One of the following exit values will be returned:

0 (EXIT_SUCCESS)
Successful program execution.
1 (EXIT_FAILURE)
The operation failed or the command syntax was not valid.
70 (EX_SOFTWARE)
libopts had an internal operational error. Please report it to autogen-users@lists.sourceforge.net. Thank you.

Authors

Bruce Korb

Bugs

Please send bug reports to: autogen-users@lists.sourceforge.net

Notes

This manual page was AutoGen-erated from the xml2ag option definitions.

Info

07 Sep 2016 GNU AutoGen (5.18.12) User Commands