SYNOPSISxfpt [options] [source file]
xfpt converts a marked up text file to XML. The markup is simple and consists of lines that begin with a dot ("directive lines") and sequences in the text that begin with an ampersand ("flags"). The flag sequences are not built-in, but are defined by directives. As well as the in-built directives, macros can be used to implement higher level concepts. A standard set of macros and flags that generate DocBook XML is provided. There is a full description in the xfpt specification, which is distributed as a PDF file, an HTML file, and as Bxfpt source.
- This causes xfpt to output its "usage" information and then exit.
- -o file
- This specifies the output file. The default is the standard output if no source file is given, and the source file name with a .xml extension otherwise.
- -S directory
- This specifies an alternative "share" directory in which to find standard configuration files.
- Output the xfpt version and exit.
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