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wpatt encode

Read the entered PAT files (text or binary) and encode (compile) them to binary files. The default destination is '%P/%N.pat'.


1.   Syntax

wpatt 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$'.
--pat list Set global options for PAT processing. Parameter 'list' is a comma separated list of keywords. A minus sign before a keyword disables a setting. Each occurrence of the option will only change entered settings and all other settings are untouched.

Keyword DEFAULT resets the default settings and CLEAR disables all. The other allowed keywords are: AUTO, SIMPLE, COMPLEX, BOTH, SILENT and LOG.

-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.
--no-echo Suppress output of @ECHO commands while scanning text files.
-N --no-check Do not make plausibility checks for KMP files.
-i --ignore Ignore non existing source files without warning.