mkmanifest - create a shell script to restore Unix filenames
mkmanifest unix-file ...
Mkmanifest creates a shell script that will aid in the restoration of
Unix filenames that got clobbered by the MSDOS filename restrictions.
MSDOS filenames are restricted to 8 character names, 3 character
extensions, upper case only, no device names, and no illegal characters.
The mkmanifest program is compatible with the methods used in pcomm, arc,
and mtools to change perfectly good Unix filenames to fit the MSDOS
You want to copy the following Unix files to a MSDOS diskette (using the
Mcopy will convert the names to:
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
Notice that "good.c" did not require any conversion, so it did not appear
in the output.
Suppose I've copied these files from the diskette to another Unix system,
and I now want the files back to their original names. If the output
from mkmanifest was sent along with those files, it could be used to
convert the filenames by running it as a shell script.
The short names generated by mkmanifest follow the old convention (from
mtools-2.0.7) and not the one from Windows 95 and mtools-3.0.