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       derb - disassemble a resource bundle


       derb  [  -h,  -?,  --help  ]  [ -V, --version ] [ -v, --verbose ] [ -e,
       --encoding encoding ]  [  --bom  ]  [  -l,  --locale  locale  ]  [  -t,
       --truncate  [  size  ]  ]  [  -s,  --sourcedir source ] [ -d, --destdir
       destination ] [ -i, --icudatadir directory ] [ -c, --to-stdout ] bundle


       derb  reads  the  compiled  resource bundle files passed on the command
       line and write them back in text form.  The resulting text files have a
       .txt  extension  while  compiled resource bundle source files typically
       have a .res extension.

       It is customary to name the resource bundles by their locale name, i.e.
       to  use a local identifier for the bundle filename, e.g.  ja_JP.res for
       Japanese (Japan) data, or  root.res  for  the  root  bundle.   This  is
       especially  important  for derb since the locale name is not accessible
       directly from the compiled resource bundle, and to know which locale to
       ask  for  when opening the bundle.  derb will produce a file whose base
       name is either the value of the -l, --locale option, or the same as the
       base name of the compiled resource file itself.  If the --to-stdout, -c
       option is used, however, the text  will  be  written  on  the  standard


       -h, -?, --help
              Print help about usage and exit.

       -V, --version
              Print the version of derb and exit.

       -v, --verbose
              Display extra informative messages during execution.

       -e, --encoding encoding
              Set  the  encoding  used to write output files to encoding.  The
              default encoding is the invariant (subset of  ASCII  or  EBCDIC)
              codepage for the system (see section INVARIANT CHARACTERS).  The
              choice of the encoding does not  affect  the  data,  just  their
              representation.  Characters  that  cannot  be represented in the
              encoding will be represented using \uhhhh escape sequences.

       --bom  Write a byte order mark (BOM) at the beginning of the file.

       -l, --locale locale
              Set the locale for the resource bundle, which is  used  both  in
              the generated text and as the base name of the output file.

       -t, --truncate [ size ]
              Truncate  individual  resources (strings or binary data) to size
              bytes. The default if size is not specified is 80 bytes.

       -s, --sourcedir source
              Set  the  source  directory  to  source.   The  default   source
              directory  is the current directory.  If - is passed for source,
              then the bundle will be looked  for  in  its  default  location,
              specified by the ICU_DATA environment variable (or defaulting to
              the location set when ICU was built if ICU_DATA is not set).

       -d, --destdir destination
              Set the  destination  directory  to  destination.   The  default
              destination  directory  is specified by the environment variable
              ICU_DATA or is the location set when ICU was built  if  ICU_DATA
              is not set.

       -i, --icudatadir directory
              Look  for  any  necessary  ICU  data  files  in  directory.  For
              example,  when  processing   collation   overrides,   the   file
              ucadata.dat  must be located.  The default ICU data directory is
              specified by the environment variable ICU_DATA.

       -c, --to-stdout
              Write the disassembled bundle on standard output instead of into
              a file.


       When  the  option --bom is used, the character U+FEFF is written in the
       destination  encoding  regardless  of   whether   it   is   a   Unicode
       transformation  format  (UTF)  or not.  This option should only be used
       with an UTF encoding, as byte order marks are not meaningful for  other


       The   invariant   character  set  consists  of  the  following  set  of
       characters, expressed as a standard POSIX regular expression: [a-z]|[A-
       Z]|[0-9]|_|  |+|-|*|/.   This  is  the  set  which  is guaranteed to be
       available regardless of code page.


       ICU_DATA  Specifies the directory  containing  ICU  data.  Defaults  to
                 ${prefix}/share/icu/4.2.1/.   Some tools in ICU depend on the
                 presence of the trailing slash. It is thus important to  make
                 sure that it is present if ICU_DATA is set.


       Vladimir Weinstein
       Yves Arrouye




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