newinv - Updates distribution kit master inventory
/usr/bin/newinv mi-file input-path...
The pathname of the master inventory file to be processed.
If no master inventory file exists, you must create an
empty one before using the newinv command. The name of
the product hierarchy to be scanned for files belonging in
the inventory. All files and directories found below the
input-path are processed as belonging in the inventory.
The newinv command interactively maintains the master
inventory files used for producing distribution kits in
setld format. The program updates the master inventory
for a product when changes are made to the hierarchy of
files that are to be packaged in the subsets which constitute
The product hierarchy is scanned to produce a list of component
path names relative to input-path. The list of
pathnames is processed against the mi-file to produce a
list of files that have been removed from the product
hierarchy and a list of files that have been added.
The user is then given an opportunity to intervene and
direct the inventory maintenance by editing these lists.
The user is placed in the editor with each list available
for editing. The editor used is the one specified by the
EDITOR environment variable. If EDITOR is not set, vi is
used. When editing the list of files that have been
removed from the product, the user is expected to verify
that the removals were intentional and confirm the intent
by removing the associated records from the file. When
editing the list of added files, the user is expected to
provide options and subset information for each new file,
transforming the elements of the list into master inventory
To produce a new copy of the master inventory file, both
of these lists are merged with the records for the files
which existed in the previous version and are still
The default text editor, if not specified in $EDITOR, is
Files in the product hierarchy cannot be excluded from the
master inventory. Files can be blocked from being kitted
in the final distribution kit by setting the subset field
of the master inventory record to a minus sign (-).
The mi-file specified on the command line cannot be found.
The input-path directory specified on the command line
does not exist.
To update the hypothetical master inventory file OAT100.mi
from the hierarchy beginning at /var/kits/input, type:
newinv OAT100.mi /var/kits/input
Backup copy of master inventory The list of files missing
from the product The list of files new to the product
Intermediate join file List of all files in the product
invcutter(1), kits(1), vi(1), setld(8) stl_mi(4) environ(5) Guide to Preparing Product Kits
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