SHCOMP

Section: User Environment Utilities (1)
Updated: Fri Jun 3 2005
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NAME

shcomp - compile a ksh93 shell script  

SYNOPSIS

shcomp [ options ] [infile] [outfile]]  

ORIGIN OF THIS MAN PAGE

This man page was written by Christophe Martin <Schplurtz@free.fr> for the Debian GNU/Linux system. It is based on "shcomp --man" output.  

DESCRIPTION

Unless -D is specified, shcomp takes a shell script, infile, and creates a binary format file, outfile, that ksh93 can read and execute with the same effect as the original script.

Since aliases are processed as the script is read, alias definitions whose value requires variable expansion will not work correctly.

If -D is specified, all double quoted strings that are preceded by $ are output. These are the messages that need to be translated to locale specific versions for internationalization.

If outfile is omitted, then the results will be written to standard output. If infile is also omitted, the shell script will be read from standard input.  

OPTIONS

-D, --dictionary
Generate a list of strings that need to be placed in a message catalog for internationalization.
-n, --noexec
Displays warning messages for obsolete or non-conforming constructs.
-v, --verbose
Displays input from infile onto standard error as it reads it.
--man
Displays this man page on standard error and exits.
--help
Shows a short help message and exits.
 

EXIT STATUS

0
Successful completion.
>0
An error occurred.
 

DEBIAN WARNING

On a Debian GNU/Linux system, more than one package may provide ksh. the output of shcomp can only be used by ksh93. Any other ksh will be unable to run the compiled script.  

EXAMPLE

( echo '#! /bin/ksh93' ; shcomp myscript ) > myscript.bin &&
chmod 755 myscript.bin
./myscript.bin
 

SEE ALSO

ksh(1)  

IMPLEMENTATION

version         shcomp (AT&T Labs Research) 2012-02-29
author          David Korn <dgk@research.att.com>
copyright       Copyright (c) 1982-2012 AT&T Intellectual Property
license         http://www.eclipse.org/org/documents/epl-v10.html


 

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NAME
SYNOPSIS
ORIGIN OF THIS MAN PAGE
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
EXIT STATUS
DEBIAN WARNING
EXAMPLE
SEE ALSO
IMPLEMENTATION