SYNOPSIStextpack -c FLEXFILE [TEXTFILE]
textpack -x FLEXFILE [TEXTFILE]
DESCRIPTIONText Flex files are used for the storage of strings by the games Exult supports. While expack(1) can operate on such files, using textpack to pack and unpack them is more comfortable.
The first parameter determines the mode of operation, -c stands for creation, -x for extraction.
CreationTEXTFILE (or stdin if it is missing) is read and must conform to the file format (see below). FLEXFILE will be created containing the strings from this input.
ExtractionThe strings contained in FLEXFILE are extracted and written to TEXTFILE (if given, stdout otherwise) in the file format documented below.
File FormatEmpty lines, and lines starting with a pound sign (#) are ignored. Other lines must begin with a number, followed by a colon (:). The number is the index of the string and may be given either in decimal, in octal prefixed with 0; or in hexadecimal prefixed with 0x. Anything following the colon belongs to the string and gets stored in the Flex verbatim. Lines are limited in length to 1024 characters.
- textpack -x text.flx
Writes all the strings contained in
to stdout in the format discussed above.
- textpack -c text.flx strings.list
and puts its contents into the Flex file
Example text file# An example
0:the zeroth string
# strings may be empty
# holes are allowed, strings 2 to 16 will be empty
# 13 hexadecimal == 19 decimal, 24 octal == 20 decimal
# numbers need not go up
# this will overwrite the definition from above
AUTHORThis manpage was written by Robert Bihlmeyer. It may be freely redistributed and modified under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 or higher.