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 name of the product hierarchy to be scanned for files
belonging in the inventory. All files and directories found below the
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.
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 records.
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 included.
The default text editor, if not specified in $EDITOR, is /usr/ucb/vi.
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 (-).
specified on the command
line cannot be found.
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
Commands: kits(1), vi(1), setld(8)
Guide to Preparing Product Kits