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       netscript-compile - netscript ipfilter-defs compile back end.


       netcript-compile [ -fhq ] [ -b max-backup-level ]


       This  manual  page documents briefly the netscript-compile command from
       the netscript router/firewall network configuration package.

       This  command  is  the  back  end  to  the  netscript  compile  command
       documented  in  netscript(8)  manpage.   See  ipfilter-defs(5)  for the
       details on the definitions files in /etc/netscript/ipfilter-defs.

       By  default  it  checks  to  see  if  the   relevant   files   in   the
       /etc/netscript/ipfilter-defs  directory  have been updated by comparing
       their modification times to that of  /etc/netscript/ipfilter-defs.conf,
       and  if  updating is needed, it recompiles and re-creates the file.  Up
       to  max-backup-levels  of  history  are  kept  of  previously  compiled
       /etc/netscript/ipfilter-defs.conf  files,  with  a numeric extention in
       order of increasing age.


       -b max-backup-level
              Sets the maximum level of backups kept  of  previously  compiled
              files.    This  defaults  to  2  (see  /etc/netscript/netscript-
              compile.conf), and it is also used by the  netscript(8)  compile

       -f     Force  compile  even  though  compile  file  is  up to date with
              definitions.  The testing depends on the modification  times  of
              the definition file inodes in the file system.

              Show a summary of options.

       -q     Quiet  compile.   This  option suppresses informational progress


       /etc/netscript/ipfilter-defs directory.


       ipfilter-defs(5), netscript(8).


       This    manual    page     was     written     by     Matthew     Grant
       <>,  for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be
       used by others).


       I wrote this manpage when I was not half asleep...

                                March 25, 2003                  NET-COMPILE(8)