debiandoc2dbxml(1) Utility to translate debiandoc-sgml files into docbookxml files


debiandoc2dbxml [ -hvabsSk ] [ -l locale string ] [ file ]


debiandoc2dbxml will take a debiandoc-sgml file and convert it into a docbook xml file. The root element can be "book" or "article". The version of docbookx.dtd is 4.0.

Before using debiandoc2dbxml, you should run debiandoc-tidy in order to "normalize" your sgml file.


Print a help message.
Print the version number.
Choose the root element "article".
Choose the root element "book".
Indicate that there is a subset of the dtd in the prolog of the sgml file.
Choose to split the result in many files. The script creates "main.xml" and xml files from each bookinfo, chapter and appendix. This option should be used with the -l option.
A string that indicates where you want to put the xml files when the -S option has been chosen. The "main.xml" goes to path/to/ and the xml files go to path/to/string/.
The script creates two files "sgml.error" and "xml.error" which you can read when this option has been set.


This page was written by Philippe Batailler <[email protected]>. April 2003.