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cook_bom - bill of materials


cook_bom [ option... ] dirname [ outfile ]
cook_bom -Help
cook_bom -VERSion


The cook_bom program is used to scan a directory and generate a cookbook fragment
containing a bill of materials for that directory. It also includes a recursive
reference, via an ``#include-cooked'' directive, to the bills of materials for nested

Output is sent to the standard output unless an output filename is specified.


The following options are understood:

-DIRectory pathname
This option may be used to specify a directory search path, similar to cook(1)
[search_list] functionality.

Provide some help with using the cook_bom program.

-IGnore string
This option may be used to specify filename patterns to be ignored. It may be
given as many times as required.

-PREfix string
This option may be manipulate the name of the manifest files. Defaults to the
empty string if not set.

-SUFfix string
This option may be manipulate the name of the manifest files. Defaults to
``/manifest.cook if not set.

Print the version of the cook_bom program being executed.

All other options will produce a diagnostic error.

All options may be abbreviated; the abbreviation is documented as the upper case letters,
all lower case letters and underscores (_) are optional. You must use consecutive
sequences of optional letters.

All options are case insensitive, you may type them in upper case or lower case or a
combination of both, case is not important.

For example: the arguments "-help", "-HEL" and "-h" are all interpreted to mean the -Help
option. The argument "-hlp" will not be understood, because consecutive optional
characters were not supplied.

Options and other command line arguments may be mixed arbitrarily on the command line.

The GNU long option names are understood. Since all option names for cook_bom are long,
this means ignoring the extra leading '-'. The "--option=value" convention is also


The cook_bom command will exit with a status of 1 on any error. The cook_bom command
will only exit with a status of 0 if there are no errors.


The intended use of this command is to automatically generate a project file manifest in
an efficient way. If you have a cookbook of the form
all_files_in_. = ;
#include manifest.cook
manifest = [all_files_in_.];

set fingerprint mkdir unlink;

%0manifest.cook: ["if" [in "%0" ""] "then" "." "else" "%0"]
[addprefix '--dir=' [search_list]]
At the end of this fragment, the manifest variable contains a complete list of all files
in the directory tree. This variable may then be taken apart with the match_mask
function to build ingredients lists.

The constructed manifest.cook files work for both whole-project and recursive (not
recommended) builds.


cook_bom version 2.33
Copyright (C) 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999,
2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 Peter Miller

The cook_bom program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details use the 'cook_bom
-VERSion License' command. This is free software and you are welcome to redistribute it
under certain conditions; for details use the 'cook_bom -VERSion License' command.

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