generate - Simple text pre-processor

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Distribution FreeBSD 12
Repository FreeBSD Ports Latest amd64
Package name generate
Package version 2.8
Package release 1
Package architecture amd64
Package type txz
Installed size 81.54 KB
Download size 22.27 KB
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Generate is a text preprocessor that I originally wrote to help me write
custom accounting applications based on the Progress database product. I
felt that the built in wasn't useful enough so I designed a new one and
implemented it. It actually started life as a package configuration and
batch file generator for DOS and mutated to a simple script interpreter
to replace shar file distribution. At this point it has almost nothing in
common with that first program.
The basic idea behind generate is to create a script which generates files.
There is some simple flow control constructs but the power lies in its
macro processing. I have shamelessly stolen ideas from cpp, m4, make and
David Tilbrook's dtree.
Categories: devel
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Binary Package generate-2.8_1.txz
Source Package devel/generate

Install Howto

Install generate txz package:

# pkg install generate

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