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NAME genisoimagerc - startup configuration file for genisoimage

DESCRIPTION genisoimage(1) searches for a configuration file in several places; it uses the first one it is able to open. First, if the GENISOIMAGERC environment variable is set, its value is used as the filename; like- wise for the MKISOFSRC environment variable. Next, genisoimage looks for files named .genisoimagerc or .mkisofsrc, first in the current working directory, then in the user s home directory. Next, it looks for /etc/genisoimagerc. Finally, it looks for a .genisoimagerc in the same directory as genisoimage itself is stored.

The .genisoimagerc file contains lines of the form

TAG=value

where TAG is one of the settings defined below. The case of the tag is not significant. All settings have command-line equivalents; if the command-line parameter is specified, it takes priority over the config- uration file.

Blank lines and lines beginning with # are ignored.

CONFIGURATION SETTINGS ABST The abstract information, typically the name of a file on the disc containing an abstract. There is space for 37 characters. Equivalent to the -abstract command-line option.

APPI The application identifier should describe the application that will be on the disc. There is space for 128 characters. Equiv- alent to the -A command-line option.

BIBL The bibliographic information, often the name of a file on the disc containing a bibliography. There is space for 37 charac- ters. Equivalent to the -biblio command-line option.

COPY The copyright information, typically the name of a file on the disc containing the copyright notice. There is space for 37 characters. Equivalent to the -copyright command-line option.

HFS_TYPE The default TYPE for Macintosh files. Must be exactly 4 charac- ters. Equivalent to the -hfs-type command-line option. The default value is TEXT.

HFS_CREATOR The default CREATOR for Macintosh files. Must be exactly 4 char- acters. Equivalent to the -hfs-creator command-line option. The default value is Unix.

PREP This should describe the preparer of the CD-ROM, usually with a mailing address and phone number. There is space for 128 char- acters. Equivalent to the -p command-line option.

PUBL This should describe the publisher of the CD-ROM, usually with a mailing address and phone number. There is space for 128 char- acters. Equivalent to the -publisher command-line option.

SYSI The System Identifier. There is space for 32 characters. Equivalent to the -sysid command-line option.

VOLI The Volume Identifier. There is space for 32 characters. Equivalent to the -V command-line option.

VOLS The Volume Set Name. There is space for 128 characters. Equiv- alent to the -volset command-line option.

genisoimage can also be configured at compile time with defaults for many of these fields. See the file defaults.h.

EXAMPLES The following file

COPY=src/COPYING SYSI=Multics 75

is equivalent to the genisoimage command-line parameters

-copyright src/COPYING -sysid "Multics 75"

SEE ALSO genisoimage(1).

AUTHORS See the genisoimage(1) manual page for credits for the genisoimage pro- gram and documentation.

13 Dec 2006 GENISOIMAGERC(5)