makeSH - a .SH script maker
MakeSH examines one or more scripts and produces a .SH file that, when
run under sh, will produce the original script. The .SH script so
produced has two sections containing code destined for the output. The
first section has variable substitutions performed on it (taking values
from config.sh), while the second section does not. MakeSH does not
know which variables you want to have substituted, so it puts the whole
script into the second section. It’s up to you to insert any variable
substitutions in the first section for any values you want from
You should run makeSH from within your top-level directory and use the
relative path to the file as an argument, so that the "Extracting ..."
line printed while running the produced .SH file later on will give
that same path.
Larry Wall <firstname.lastname@example.org>
pat(1), metaconfig(1), makedist(1).
It could assume that variables from metaconfig’s Glossary need to be
initialized in the first section, but I’m too lazy to make it do that.