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NYPATCHY(1)                                              NYPATCHY(1)

       nypatchy - tool to work with specialized-format patches

       nypatchy  pam  fort  cradle  print cc as data [ fort2 cc2 as2
       data2 ]

       nypatchy is a tool for working with Patchy Master Files  (PAM
       files).   A PAM file is an ordinary text file (generally with
       a three-letter extension of ".car") that  holds  source  code
       interleaved  with  special  pre-processing  instructions  for
       nypatchy.  The source code may be  in  C,  FORTRAN,  assembly
       language,  or  a  combination  of  these.  The pre-processing
       instructions allow one to maintain separate optional  patches
       independently,  for instance in the case of architecture-spe‐
       cific code.  Details of the pre-processing commands  used  by
       nypatchy  are  beyond  the scope of this man page; the reader
       should refer to the full manual available from CERN.

       Telling nypatchy which set of patches to use may be  done  on
       standard input or via a so-called cradle file.  Typically the
       cradle file will contain one or more +USE statements as  well
       as  +EXE  and  +QUIT,  for instance in the case of the isajet
       Monte Carlo generator:


       In the command line shown above, pam is the PAM file, if any.
       fort  is  the name of the primary output source code file, if
       any.  cradle is the name of the cradle file, if any  (default
       is  standard  input,  for instance a here-doc).  print is the
       name of the file to receive printed output  (the  default  is
       standard  output).   cc, as, data are the names of the source
       code output files for data types CC, AS, DATA.  The remaining
       parameters  are  the  source  code  output  files  to receive
       diverted material for respective data  types  FORT,  CC,  AS,

       Parameters  may be omitted by substituting a dash - for them.
       Trailing parameters may be cut short by giving "." or  ".go";
       the latter commences execution immediately rather than start‐
       ing the nypatchy interactive prompt.

       nypatchy will return to the shell a code of 0 if  successful,
       1 if there is a warning, and 2 if an error occurs.  Since the
       program stops creating output, but continues to run (in order
       to  check  for  further  errors) if an error occurs, the user
       should be sure to test the error code $? after  any  nypatchy

       nypatchy -- xyz .go
              reads  the  cradle  (instructions)  from file xyz.cra,
              which must list all other files to be used.

       nypatchy .go << EOF

              has the cradle given as a here-document.

       nypatchy zebra.fca zebra.cra zebra.lis .go
              reads the PAM file, outputting the resulting
              source  code  to  zebra.fca,  taking  the  cradle from
              zebra.cra, with printing done to zebra.lis.

       fcasplit(1), nycheck(1),  nydiff(1),  nyindex(1),  nylist(1),
       nymerge(1), nyshell(1), nysynopt(1), nytidy(1), yexpand(1)

       The  reference  manual  for the Nypatchy suite of programs is
       available in compressed PostScript format  at  the  following

       Running the command "nypatchy help .no" also gives some brief
       help on usage.

       This  manual  page  was  written  by  Kevin   McCarty   <kmc‐> for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be
       used by others).  It is licensed under the GNU General Public
       License, version 2 or later (at your choice).

       Copyright (C) Kevin B. McCarty, 2008.

                            Mar 12, 2008                 NYPATCHY(1)
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