makepsres - Build PostScript resource database file.
makepsres [ 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 facili-
ties 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 con-
tains 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 new-
If the list of directories is empty, it is taken to be the current
If all specified directories have a common initial prefix, makepsres
extracts it as a directory prefix in the new resource database file.
makepsres normally acts recursively; it looks for resource files in
subdirectories of any specified directory. This behavior can be over-
ridden with the command line option -nr.
makepsres uses existing resource database files to assist in identify-
ing files. By default, makepsres creates a new resource database file
containing all of the following that apply:
Resource files found in the directories on the command line.
Resource 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 files.
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
By preloading 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 file.
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 speci-
fied 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.
-d Specifies discard mode. The resulting output file consists
solely of entries from the directories on the command line.
-e 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.
-i 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.
-k Specifies keep mode.
-nb If the output file already exists, do not back it up.
-nr Specifies nonrecursive mode. makepsres normally acts recur-
sively: it looks for resource files in subdirectories of any
specified directory. If -nr is used, makepsres does not look in
subdirectories for resource files.
-p Specifies no directory prefix. If -p is used, makepsres does
not try to find a common directory prefix among the specified
-q Quiet mode: ignores unidentifiable files instead of warning
-s Specifies strict mode. If -s is used, makepsres terminates with
an error if it encounters a file it cannot identify.
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 Pub-
lishing Company, Inc., 1993).
Adobe Systems Incorporated
PostScript and Display PostScript are trademarks of Adobe Systems
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Copyright (c) 1989-1994 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All rights
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