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NAME         top

       windmc - generates Windows message resources

SYNOPSIS         top

       windmc [options] input-file

DESCRIPTION         top

       windmc reads message definitions from an input file (.mc) and
       translate them into a set of output files.  The output files may
       be of four kinds:

       "h" A C header file containing the message definitions.

           A resource file compilable by the windres tool.

           One or more binary files containing the resource data for a
           specific message language.

           A C include file that maps message id's to their symbolic

       The exact description of these different formats is available in
       documentation from Microsoft.

       When windmc converts from the "mc" format to the "bin" format,
       "rc", "h", and optional "dbg" it is acting like the Windows
       Message Compiler.

OPTIONS         top

           Specifies that the input file specified is ASCII. This is the
           default behaviour.

           Specifies that messages in the output "bin" files should be
           in ASCII format.

           Specifies that "bin" filenames should have to be prefixed by
           the basename of the source file.

           Sets the customer bit in all message id's.

       -C codepage
       --codepage_in codepage
           Sets the default codepage to be used to convert input file to
           UTF16. The default is ocdepage 1252.

           Outputs the constants in the header file in decimal. Default
           is using hexadecimal output.

       -e ext
       --extension ext
           The extension for the header file. The default is .h

       -F target
       --target target
           Specify the BFD format to use for a bin file as output.  This
           is a BFD target name; you can use the --help option to see a
           list of supported targets.  Normally windmc will use the
           default format, which is the first one listed by the --help

       -h path
       --headerdir path
           The target directory of the generated header file. The
           default is the current directory.

           Displays a list of command-line options and then exits.

       -m characters
       --maxlength characters
           Instructs windmc to generate a warning if the length of any
           message exceeds the number specified.

           Terminate message text in "bin" files by zero. By default
           they are terminated by CR/LF.

           Not yet implemented. Instructs "windmc" to generate an OLE2
           header file, using HRESULT definitions. Status codes are used
           if the flag is not specified.

       -O codepage
       --codepage_out codepage
           Sets the default codepage to be used to output text files.
           The default is ocdepage 1252.

       -r path
       --rcdir path
           The target directory for the generated "rc" script and the
           generated "bin" files that the resource compiler script
           includes. The default is the current directory.

           Specifies that the input file is UTF16.

           Specifies that messages in the output "bin" file should be in
           UTF16 format. This is the default behaviour.

           Enable verbose mode.

           Prints the version number for windmc.

       -x path
       --xdgb path
           The path of the "dbg" C include file that maps message id's
           to the symbolic name. No such file is generated without
           specifying the switch.

           Read command-line options from file.  The options read are
           inserted in place of the original @file option.  If file does
           not exist, or cannot be read, then the option will be treated
           literally, and not removed.

           Options in file are separated by whitespace.  A whitespace
           character may be included in an option by surrounding the
           entire option in either single or double quotes.  Any
           character (including a backslash) may be included by
           prefixing the character to be included with a backslash.  The
           file may itself contain additional @file options; any such
           options will be processed recursively.

SEE ALSO         top

       the Info entries for binutils.

COPYRIGHT         top

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