manifest2description - create mod_autoindex descriptions from MANIFEST
In apache2 you can add descriptions to the htaccess file, for example- and they will show up in your directory listing when you have mod_autoindex enabled.
The idea ocurred since in the MANIFEST you already place descriptions, if you want, and sometimes one keeps content backed up under revission control with a MANIFEST.
-h help -t test entries in manifest for existence in docroot -b path path to where entries will appear this is likely ENV DOCUMENT_ROOT, only used with -t this has priority over the environment variable DOCUMENT_ROOT
cat MANIFEST | manifest2description >> ~/public_html/.htaccess manifest2description MANIFEST manifest2description -t MANIFEST # will require DOCUMENT_ROOT env to be set # will not require DOCUMENT_ROOT env to be set, takes priority: manifest2description -t -b /home/myself/public_html MANIFEST
Example manifest input:
images - image directory docs - publicly available documents docs/instructions.txt - instructions item
If an entry has no description, does not output. If you don't use the -t test flag, then we don't test for existence. If it doesn't exist, the entry is skipped, we warn, continue, and exit with value.
Leo Charre leocharre at cpan dot org
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