errhdr(1) produce a C header file from a set of messages


errhdr [-2] [-s] msgfile [hdrfile]


errhdr reads a file describing error codes and corresponding messages and produces a C header file, either on standard output or in hdrfile.

The input file has a simple text-based format; one file (errmsg/valid.msg in the source tree) starts

MODULE valid
$$ SEQ_INST, 1
$^   ExtNotAllowed, 1
# This is a comment
A Bioseq "extension" is used for special classes of Bioseq. This class of
Bioseq should not have one but it does. This is probably a software error.
$^   ExtBadOrMissing, 2
This class of Bioseq requires an "extension" but it is missing or of the
wrong type. This is probably a software error.

(Detailed descriptions are optional, and no "end" lines of any sort are necessary.)


A summary of options is included below.
Code, subcode tuples
Short subcode defines


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