NAME - news XML to Alvis XML converter

SYNOPSIS [options] [source directory ...]


    --xml-ext            XML file identifying filename extension
    --meta-ext           meta file identifying filename extension
    --out-dir            output directory
    --N-per-out-dir      # of records per output directory
    --meta-encoding      the encoding of the meta files
    --help               brief help message
    --man                full documentation
    --[no]warnings       warnings output flag


    Sets the XML file identifying filename extension. 
    Default value: 'xml'.
    Sets the  meta file identifying filename extension.
    Default value: 'meta'.
    Sets the output directory. Default value: '.'.
    Sets the # of records per output directory. Default value: 1000.
    Specifies the encoding of the meta files. Default value 'iso-8859-1'.
    Prints a brief help message and exit.
    Prints the manual page and exits.
    Output (or suppress) warnings. Default value: yes.


    Goes recursively through the files under the source directory
    and converts them to Alvis XML files. Meta information (such
    as the URL or the detected character set, title of the document
    etc.) can be given in a separate meta file, one per each document,
    recognized by the shared basename. E.g. the XML document is
    called and the meta information is in foo.meta.
    In this case should be called like this:
 --xml-ext news --meta-ext meta  
    The news XML files are expected to be of the format

            <link type="a">

    and meta files of the format 

          <feature name>\t<feature value>\n

    Special features are url,title,date,detectedCharSet.