Slackdesc: A slack-desc generator.
Slackdesc is a simple tool that generates the slack-desc files for Slackware linux packages.
It supports two modes of operation:
It is basically a bash script with very few dependencies: wc, printf, echo.
Basic mode, using command-line arguments. (Recommended)
Interactive mode (wizard dialog).
Compared to other existing tools, it is more easy to use. You can simply copy-paste parts of the description of the package from the website it is being hosted without having to worry about the template restrictions; slackdesc will take care of that for you. This way you can generate the slack-desc files in seconds!
Basic Mode (command line arguments)
slackdesc "< package name >" "< Short description >" "< Long description >" "< http://homepage >" [ -r ] [ -n ]
Interactive Mode (wizard)
slackdesc -i [ -r ] [ -n ]
slackdesc "slackdesc" "0.01" "Slackware slack-desc generator tool" "slackdesc
is a tool that generates the slack-desc files for Slackware linux packages. It
supports two modes of operation: the argument-based one and the interactive
slackdesc: slackdesc 0.01 slackware slack-desc generator tool
slackdesc: slackdesc is a tool that generates the slack-desc files for
slackdesc: Slackware linux packages. It supports two modes of operation: the
slackdesc: argument-based one and the interactive one.
-i Launch interactive wizard
< package name > Single word; The name of the package (application name).
< version > The application version.
< short description > A short description that fits one line.
< long description > A description up to 7 lines long.
< http://homepage > The project homepage. Should fit in 1 line.
-r Show handy ruler on top.
-n Disable sanity checks.
--help Display this help message.
You can contact me for any bug reports or comments at: (merge the two lines and replace "," with ".").
v. r das ed ,uk
po po AT ,ac