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     ASD(8)                                                     ASD(8)

          mkpkg, inspkg, seal, unseal - automatic software

          mkpkg [ options ] files

          inspkg [ options ] files

          seal [ -k ] [ -K keyfile ] [ file ...  ]

          unseal [ -k ] [ -K keyfile ] [ file ...  ]

          These commands are the basis of automatic software distribu-
          tion as used in ship(1).

          Mkpkg collects files and directories into a `package', which
          is written on the standard output.  It reads the standard
          input for remarks to include in the package, and will prompt
          for these if the standard output is a terminal.

          Inspkg opens packages and installs their contents, printing
          the remarks included in the package.  Since inspkg has no
          special privileges, installation should be done by the owner
          of the files being installed or by the super-user.

          The information contained in a package includes the full
          pathnames of the objects, links among the objects, their
          owners, groups, file modes, and modification dates.  Owners
          and groups are stored as their character representations, to
          avoid problems if systems use different numeric codes for a
          single owner or group.  Nonexistent objects are noted for
          deletion by inspkg.

          Options are:

          -v   Verbose mode.

          -n   If packaging, don't ask for remarks.  If installing,
               skip the actual installation, but do backup if

          -b   Backup mode, meaningful only with inspkg. Write on the
               standard output a package that contains everything that
               was destroyed during installation.

               Pretend that a pathname beginning with path1 really
               begins with path2.

     ASD(8)                                                     ASD(8)

          A package is an archive (see ar(1)) with a component named
          `instructions' that contains installation information.

          Seal produces on the standard output a file containing the
          same information as the concatenation of all its input
          files, in a form suitable for shipment by mail. If no input
          files are specified, seal reads its standard input.

          Unseal reads files produced by seal and produces the origi-
          nal file contents as its output.

          A sealed file includes a checksum; if the -k option is spec-
          ified, seal prompts for a key to encrypt the data before
          calculating the checksum.

          If the -K option is specified, the program uses the first
          line of the given keyfile to supply the key.  Subsequent
          lines are ignored.


          File names with embedded white space are mishandled.