uuconv(1)                                               uuconv(1)

NAME
       uuconv - convert UUCP configuration files

SYNOPSIS
       uuconv  -i  type  -o  type  [-p  program]  [standard  UUCP
       options]

DESCRIPTION
       The uuconv program can be used to convert UUCP  configura-
       tion files from one format to another.  This can be useful
       for administrators converting from an older UUCP  package.
       Taylor UUCP is able to read and use old configuration file
       formats, but some new features can not be  selected  using
       the old formats.

       The  type of configuration file to read is specified using
       the `-i' or `--input' options.  The type of  configuration
       file  to  write  is specified using the `-o' or `--output'
       options.

       The supported configuration file types are `taylor', `v2',
       and  `hdb'.   For a description of the `taylor' configura-
       tion files, see *Note Configuration  Files::.   The  other
       types  of configuration files are used by traditional UUCP
       packages, and are not described in this manual.

       An input configuration of type `v2' or `hdb' is read  from
       a  compiled  in  directory (specified by `oldconfigdir' in
       `Makefile').  An input configuration of type  `taylor'  is
       read  from  a compiled in directory by default, but may be
       overridden with the standard `-I' or `--config' options.

       The output configuration is written to files in the direc-
       tory in which uuconv is run.

       Some  information  in  the  input  files may not be repre-
       sentable in the  desired  output  format,  in  which  case
       uuconv  will  silently  discard  it.  The output of uuconv
       should be  carefully  checked  before  it  is  used.   The
       uuchk(8) program may be used for this purpose.

       The `-p' or `--program' option may be used to convert spe-
       cific `cu'  configuration  information,  rather  than  the
       default of only converting the `uucp' configuration infor-
       mation.

SEE ALSO
       cu(1), uucp(1)

AUTHOR
       Ian Lance Taylor (ian@airs.com).  This  Manpage  based  on
       the Taylor UUCP 1.06 Texinfo documentation.

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