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MANIFAKE(1) General Commands Manual MANIFAKE(1)

manifake - creates a out of a MANIFEST file


Manifake is a real simpleminded program that takes a MANIFEST file, such as one produced by a shar program, and creates a file ready to be used by all the dist programs. What it does is that all archive numbers are removed and the optional leading comments up to a dashed-line are thrown away.

Manifake will typically be used when converting an existing package to use metaconfig or any other dist utility.

Raphael Manfredi <>

Original manifest produced by some shar program
Faked manifest file, suitable for use by any dist programs.

makedist(1), metaconfig(1), pat(1).