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wbmgt encode

Read the entered message files and encode them to BMG files. All BMG files of a single archive (SZS,...) are concatenated to 1 source. This command is similar to PATCH, but the result is always encoded. The default destination is '%P/%N.bmg'.


1.   Syntax

wbmgt ENCODE [source]...

2.   Options

Option Param Description
-d --dest path Define a destination path (directory/file). The destination - means: write to standard output.

The path may contain escape sequences: %Q is replaced by the fully qualified source name. %P and %F are replaced by the source path or by the filename. %N and %E are replaced by source filename without extension or by the source extension. Finally, %T is replaced by the default extension of the destination format.

A '?' direct behind '%' in %E and %T conversions avoid that the same extension is used twice in row.

-D --DEST path Like --dest, but create the directory path automatically.
-E --esc char Define an alternative escape character for destination files. The default is '%'. For Windows batch files it is a good choice to set '-E$'.
-o --overwrite Overwrite already existing files without warning and ignore option --number.
--number If a file already exist, append a number directly before the file extension to make the filename unique. If other numbered files already exist (ignoring case), use the maximum existing index+1. --num is a short cut.
-r --remove-dest Remove already existing files before creating it. If set, --overwrite is ignored. --rm-dest is a short cut.
-u --update Create only files that do not exist. Already existing files are ignored without warning. If set, --overwrite and --remove-dest are ignored.
-p --preserve Preserve file times (atime+mtime) while converting or copying files.
--inf-size size Defines the 'INF0' size of new BMG files between 4 and 1000. The first 4 bytes of a INF0 record is a pointer to the string and the remaining bytes the string attributes. However, maximal 20 attribute bytes are supported and additional bytes are assumed to be NULL. All BMG files of MKW have a size of 8.
--force-attrib attrib Forces, that all attributes are set to this vector.
-i --ignore Ignore non existing source files without warning.
-P --patch-bmg mode[=param] This option specifies a BMG patch mode. Some of the modes need a parameter or a file name of a BMG patch file (raw or text BMG), both separated by an equal sign. Modes with required file names are PRINT, REPLACE, INSERT, OVERWRITE, DELETE, MASK, EQUAL and NOTEQUAL. A mode with text parameter is FORMAT. Standalone modes are ID, ID-ALL, UNICODE, RM-ESCAPES, RM-CUPS, CT-COPY, CT-FORCE-COPY and CT-FILL. Unique abbreviations are allowed.

If this option is used multiple times, all patch files will be processed in the entered order. --patch is a short cut.

--msg list If this option is set, the BMG messages are filtered by this list. Only enabled messages are exported to the ouput BMG file (binary or text).

The parameter is a list of message ids (short MID, 'Txx' or 'Uxx' or Mxx' or hex number) or message ranges (MID:MID) or one of the keywords NONE, PARAM, CUPS, TRACKS, ARENAS, CHAT, CTCODE, CTTRACKS or ALL. If an element is preceeded by a minus sign, it is removed from the filter list (disabled).

--align size Define an align value for the sub sections in the archive. The value must be a power of 2 and the default value is 32 (0x20)