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       gjots2docbook - Convert a gjotsfile to DOCBOOK (on stdout)


       gjots2docbook -a|-b [ -e ] [ -P ] [ -p ] [ gjotsfile ]


       gjots2docbook converts a gjotsfile into DOCBOOK XML.

       gjots2docbook uses awk(1) to perform the conversion.

       gjots2docbook  does  not  create  them so the first element in the file
       should  contain  any  <bookinfo>  or  <artheader>  element.  Similarly,
       <bibliographic>  elements  are  not created. In fact the output is very
       simplistic with item titles in the gjotsfile being converted to chapter
       or  section  headings in DOCBOOK. There is no reason why your gjotsfile
       should not contain valid DOCBOOK XML - and that is why the  -e  and  -p
       options are provided.

       If  the file does not start with <?xml ...> then appropriate lines will
       be added as follows:

              <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
              <!DOCTYPE doc_type PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.1.2//EN">

       If properly installed, the docbook utilities can then be used to create
       HTML, man, ps, pdf etc files eg:

              gjots2docbook -b ~/.gjotsfile >gjotsfile.xml
              docbook2pdf gjotsfile.xml

       It  may  be necessary to fine-tune the docbook formatting to access all


       -a     makes a DOCBOOK article

       -b     makes a DOCBOOK book

       -e     don’t encode special characters eg < -> &lt;

       -p     don’t change blank lines to </para><para> markers

       -P     first section is a preface rather than a chapter (book only)


       Written by Bob Hepple <>


       Copyright (c) 2002 Robert Hepple
       This  is  free software; see the source for copying conditions.   There
       is  NO  warranty;  not  even  for  MERCHANTABILITY  or  FITNESS  FOR  A


       gjots(1), gjots2html(1), docbook2gjots(1)