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MAKE-READMES(1) User Contributed Perl Documentation MAKE-READMES(1)

make-readmes -- generate README.html files from cached data

make-readmes [-hvqw] [-c dir] [-t directory] [ -d directory]

make-readmes processes the cached port description data into README.html files, populating a directory structure paralleling the ports directory tree. The cache contains a record of the one-line description of all ports generated by "make describe", indexed by the port origin directory. It also contains a record of which Makefiles are included by the port's Makefile, but that information is not used by make-readmes.
make-readmes follows the "SUBDIR" variable settings from the top level /usr/ports/Makefile via the per-category makefiles to individual ports, creating the corresponding directory heirarchy as it goes, and editing data read from the cache into the README.html template files it outputs.

make-readmes shares configuration files with portindex, cache-init, cache-update and find-updated. Any configuration settings are taken from the following locations, where the later items on this list override the earlier:
Built-in settings from the FreeBSD::Portindex::Config perl module.
The system wide configuration file /usr/local/etc/portindex.cfg
The per-user configuration file ${HOME}/.portindexrc (ignored if the program is being run by the superuser)
The local configuration file, found in the current working directory of the cache-init process ./.portindexrc (ignored if the program is being run by the superuser)
The program command line.
All of the configuration files are optional. A summary of the resultant configuration options including the effect of any command line settings is printed as part of the help text when portindex is invoked with the "-h" option.

Print a brief usage message and a summary of the configuration settings after command line processing and then exit.
Turn on verbose output printed to "STDERR". This is the default.
Turn on warning messages about duplicate ports and ports unreferenced from their catergory Makefile. Default: off.
Turn off warning messages. This is the default.
Turn off verbose output to "STDERR". Using both the -v amd -q options together does not make any sense, but neither does it generate an error. The last mentioned of the two options will prevail.
-c dir
The location of the portindex data cache, by default /var/db/portindex.
-C file
Berkeley DB Btree file containing the cached and post-processed values of a number of "make" variables for all of the ports in the tree. This file name will be relative to the cache directory ( -c option above) unless an absolute path is given. Defaults to portindex-cache.db.
-t directory
Directory containing the templates for the README.html files for the top of the tree, for each category and for each different port. Default: "$PORTSDIR/Templates"
-d directory
Top-level directory beneath which to create a copy of the ports directory tree containing the generated README.html files. Will create the top-level directory so long as the directory above that already exists. Any pre-existing README.html files will be overwritten. Default: ./ports in the current working directory.

The default ports directory.
The location of the data cache.
Btree file containing cached "make describe" output.
__db.001, __db.002, __db.003
Files used as part of the internal workings of BerkeleyDB, for memory pool management and DB locking. Will be recreated automatically if deleted.
This file contains the last time and date that the cache was updated or modified.
System-wide configuration file.
Per-user configuration file
Local configuration file

portindex, cache-init(1), cache-update(1), find-updated(1), cvsup(1), ports(7)

Unless the "--crunch-whitespace" option is given, make-readmes extracts the "COMMENT" lines from the "make describe" output exactly as shown. "make readmes" collapses multiple spaces to single.
2015-10-18 perl v5.28.1

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