NAME - produce XML/md5 for sets of files.


Copyright (C) 2001, 2002 Mark Veltzer; All rights reserved.


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        PROJECT: meta
        VERSION: 0.13

SYNOPSIS [options]


This script takes as input a set of files on the command line and produces an XML file according to the XML/md5 dtd I have defined which contains information about the files MD5 sum and modification times.

This type of information could later be used to: 0. Determine if further MD5 calculations are needed according to the files modification time (thus only needing to stat the file and not read it). 1. Determine if the file really changed just by looking at its new MD5 sum compared to its old MD5. This type of check could be made by smart build tools etc... 2. Other uses that I didn't think of (best ones).


help (type: bool, default: 0)

display help message

pod (type: bool, default: 0)

display pod options snipplet

man (type: bool, default: 0)

display manual page

quit (type: bool, default: 0)

quit without doing anything

gtk (type: bool, default: 0)

run a gtk ui to get the parameters

license (type: bool, default: 0)

show license and exit

show copyright and exit

description (type: bool, default: 0)

show description and exit

history (type: bool, default: 0)

show history and exit

verbose (type: bool, default: 1)

noisy or quiet ?

output (type: newf, default: /tmp/file.xml)

output file name

directory (type: dire, default: .)

directory to scan

no free arguments are allowed




        Name: Mark Veltzer
        CPAN id: VELTZER


        0.00 MV books XML into database
        0.01 MV md5 project
        0.02 MV database
        0.03 MV perl module versions in files
        0.04 MV graph visualization
        0.05 MV more thumbnail stuff
        0.06 MV thumbnail user interface
        0.07 MV more thumbnail issues
        0.08 MV website construction
        0.09 MV improve the movie db xml
        0.10 MV web site automation
        0.11 MV SEE ALSO section fix
        0.12 MV move tests to modules
        0.13 MV md5 issues


IO(3), MIME::Base64(3), Meta::Digest::MD5(3), Meta::Utils::File::Iterator(3), Meta::Utils::File::Time(3), Meta::Utils::Opts::Opts(3), Meta::Utils::Output(3), Meta::Utils::System(3), Meta::Xml::Writer(3), strict(3)