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MPW Command Reference

Contents

Preface ---- About the Command Reference

Commands

 

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Z

Appendix A ---- Operators

Appendix B ---- Expressions

Appendix C ---- Dictionary of Special Characters and Operators

 

Arithmetic Operators

Command Terminators

Delimiters

Logical Operators

Makefile Characters

Menu Characters

Miscellaneous Characters

Number Prefixes

Redirection Characters

Regular and Selection Expression Characters

Wildcard Characters

 

 


Commands

 

AboutBox ---- displays the MPW About box

AddMenu ---- creates custom menus

AddPane ---- splits a window into panes

Adjust ---- adjusts lines

Alert ---- displays an alert box

Alias ---- defines command aliases

Align ---- aligns text

Asm ---- assembles 68K source files

AuthorInfo ---- specify or print information about the authors in a project

Backup ---- duplicates files

Beep ---- produces a beep

Begin...End ---- groups commands

Break ---- breaks from For or Loop

Browser ---- invokes the MPW Browser window

BuildCommands ---- shows build commands

BuildMenu ---- creates the Build menu

BuildProgram ---- builds the specified program

Canon ---- provides a canonical spelling tool

Catenate ---- concatenates files

CheckIn ---- checks in files to a project

CheckOut ---- checks out files from a project

CheckOutDir ---- sets or displays the checkout directory

Choose ---- mounts network volumes and printers

Clear ---- clears the selection

Close ---- closes the specified windows

CMarker ---- marks C++ and ANSI C source files

Commando ---- displays a Commando dialog box

Compare ---- compares text files

CompareFiles ---- displays file differences

CompareRevisions ---- compares revisions

Confirm ---- displays a confirmation dialog box

Continue ---- continues with the next loop iteration

Copy ---- copies the selection to the Clipboard

Count ---- counts lines and characters

CreateMake ---- creates a simple makefile

Cut ---- copies the selection to the Clipboard and deletes it

Date ---- writes the date and time

Delete ---- deletes files and directories

DeleteCharLeft ---- editor primitive

DeleteCharRight ---- editor primitive

DeleteEndOfFile ---- editor primitive

DeleteEndOfLine ---- editor primitive

DeleteMenu ---- deletes menus and menu items

DeleteNames ---- deletes revision names

DeletePane ---- removes window panes

DeleteRevisions ---- deletes revisions and branches

DeleteStartOfFile ---- editor primitive

DeleteStartOfLine ---- editor primitive

DeleteWordLeft ---- editor primitive

DeleteWordRight ---- editor primitive

DeRez ---- decompiles resources

Directory ---- sets or writes the default directory

DirectoryMenu ---- creates the Directory menu

DoIt ---- highlights and executes a series of commands

DumpCode ---- disassembles code resources

DumpFile ---- displays the resource or data fork of a file

DumpObj ---- displays the formatted contents of a 68K object file

DumpPEF ---- displays the formatted contents of a PEF file

DumpSYM ---- displays the formatted contents of a SYM file

DumpXCOFF ---- displays the formatted contents of an XCOFF file

Duplicate ---- duplicates files and directories

DuplicateNameRevisions ---- duplicates a symbolic name

Echo ---- echoes parameters

Editor Primitives

Eject ---- ejects volumes

Entab ---- converts groups of spaces to tabs

Equal ---- compares files and directories

Erase ---- initializes volumes

Evaluate ---- evaluates an expression

[Execute] ---- runs a script, built-in command, tool, or application

Exists ---- confirms existence of a file or directory

Exit ---- exits from a script

Export ---- extends variable scope

FileDiv ---- divides a file into several smaller files

Files ---- lists files and directories

Find ---- finds and selects text

Flush ---- clears the command cache

FlushAllVolumes ---- flushes all volumes

For... ---- repeats commands once per parameter

Format ---- sets or views the window format

Gestalt ---- determines operating environment features

Get ---- indexes and retrieves information

GetErrorText ---- displays system error messages

GetFileName ---- displays a standard file dialog

GetListItem ---- displays items for selection

Help ---- displays summary information

HideWindows ---- hides the specified windows

If... ---- executes commands conditionally

ILink ---- links a 68K application, tool, shared library, or resource

ILinkToSYM ---- creates a symbolic information file

InteractiveHelp ---- provides a dialog-driven interface to the MPW Help system

Lib ---- combines object files into a library file

Line ---- finds a line number

Link ---- links a 68K application, tool, or resource

LockNameRevisions ---- locks a symbolic name

Loop...End ---- repeats commands until Break

Make ---- builds an up-to-date version of a program

MakeDepend ---- generates makefile dependencies

MakeErrorFile ---- creates an error message file

MakeFlat ---- converts resources of a CFM-68K segmented shared library

MakePEF ---- converts XCOFF to PEF

MakePPCCodeRsrc ---- creates a PowerPC code resource from a PEF file

MakeStub ---- creates a PowerPC, CFM-68K or fat stub library

MakeSYM ---- creates a symbolic information (SYM) file from an XCOFF file

Mark ---- assigns a marker to a selection

Markers ---- lists markers in a window

MatchIt ---- matches paired language delimiters

MergeBranch ---- merges a branch revision onto the trunk

MergeFragment ---- merges a code fragment

ModifyReadOnly ---- allows editing of a read-only file

ModPEF ---- extracts, deletes and/or modifies PEF fragments

Monitors ---- outputs coordinates of the display monitor

Mount ---- mounts volumes

MountProject ---- mounts or lists projects

MountVolume ---- mounts an AppleShare volume

Move ---- moves files and directories

MoveCharLeft ---- editor primitive

MoveCharRight ---- editor primitive

MoveEndOfFile ---- editor primitive

MoveEndOfLine ---- editor primitive

MoveHalfPageUp ---- editor primitive

MoveHalfPageDown ---- editor primitive

MoveLineUp ---- editor primitive

MoveLineDown ---- editor primitive

MovePageUp ---- editor primitive

MovePageDown ---- editor primitive

MoveStartOfFile ---- editor primitive

MoveStartOfLine ---- editor primitive

MoveWindow ---- moves a window to a new location

MoveWordLeft ---- editor primitive

MoveWordRight ---- editor primitive

MrC[pp] ---- compiles C and C++ source files for PowerPC

MultiSearch ---- searches multiple files for multiple patterns

NameRevisions ---- defines or lists symbolic names

New ---- opens a new window

Newer ---- compares modification dates

NewFolder ---- creates a directory

NewKeyMap ---- defines alternative keyboard equivalents

NewProject ---- creates a project

ObsoleteNameRevisions ---- marks a symbolic name as obsolete

ObsoleteProjectorFile ---- deactivates a projector file

Open ---- opens a window

OrphanFiles ---- removes project info from files

Parameters ---- writes parameters

Paste ---- replaces the selection with Clipboard contents

PerformReport ---- generates a performance report

PlaySound ---- plays a sound resource

Position ---- lists position of selection in window

PPCAsm ---- assembles PowerPC source files

PPCLink ---- links a PowerPC application, tool, shared library, or static library

PPCProff ---- analyzes a .pgh file and displays the results

Print ---- prints text files

PrintProff ---- prints profiling reports

Project ---- sets or writes the current project

ProjectInfo ---- lists project information

Quit ---- quits MPW

Quote ---- quotes parameters

Redo ---- reverses the previous Undo

Rename ---- renames files and directories

RenameProjectorFile ---- renames a Projector file

Replace ---- replaces the selection

Request ---- requests text from a dialog box

ResEqual ---- compares attributes and flags of two files

ResolveAlias ---- resolves pathnames containing aliases

Revert ---- reverts windows to previously saved states

Rez ---- compiles resources

RezDet ---- detects inconsistencies in resources

RotatePanes ---- selects the active window pane

RotateWindows ---- rotates between windows

RProj ---- sends Projector commands to remote shell

RShell ---- sends commands to a remote shell

Save ---- saves windows

SaveOnClose ---- sets the window-saving preference

SC[pp] ---- compiles C and C++ source files for 68K

ScrollPageUp ---- editor primitive

ScrollHalfPageDown ---- editor primitive

Search ---- searches files for a pattern

SelectCharLeft ---- editor primitive

SelectCharRight ---- editor primitive

SelectEndOfFile ---- editor primitive

SelectEndOfLine ---- editor primitive

SelectHalfPageUp ---- editor primitive

SelectHalfPageDown ---- editor primitive

SelectLineUp ---- editor primitive

SelectLineDown ---- editor primitive

SelectPageUp ---- editor primitive

SelectPageDown ---- editor primitive

SelectStartOfFile ---- editor primitive

SelectStartOfLine ---- editor primitive

SelectWordLeft ---- editor primitive

SelectWordRight ---- editor primitive

SendAE ---- sends an Apple Event to an application

Set ---- defines or writes the value of MPW Shell variables

SetDirectory ---- sets the default directory

SetFile ---- sets file attributes

SetKey ---- defines new keyboard equivalents

SetPrivilege ---- sets access privileges for folders

SetShellSize ---- changes the MPW Shell partition or stack size

SetVersion ---- sets the version number of a file

Shift ---- renumbers script parameters

shlb2stub ---- creates a stub ('stub') library from a shared ('shlb') library

ShowSelection ---- positions the selection in a window

ShowWindows ---- makes the specified windows, if previously hidden, become visible

ShutDown ---- shuts down or reboots

SizeWindow ---- sets a window's size

Sort ---- sorts or merges text lines

StackWindows ---- arranges windows diagonally

StreamEdit ---- edits input files

Target ---- makes a window the target window

Tee ---- duplicates standard input to multiple streams

TickCount ---- returns the current system tick count

TileWindows ---- arranges windows in a tile pattern

TransferCkid ---- moves Projector information

Translate ---- converts selected characters

Unalias ---- removes aliases

Undo ---- reverses the last edit

Unexport ---- removes variable definition from export

UnlockNameRevisions ---- unlocks a symbolic name

Unmangle ---- unmangles mangled C++ names

Unmark ---- removes a marker from a file

Unmount[Volume] ---- unmounts volumes

UnmountProject ---- unmounts projects

UnObsoleteProjectorFile ---- reactivates a Projector file

Unset ---- removes MPW Shell variables

UnSetKey ---- removes keyboard equivalents

Version ---- displays the version of the MPW Shell

VersionList ---- lists version information for files

Volumes ---- lists mounted volumes

WhereIs ---- finds files

Which ---- determines which file executes

Windows ---- lists windows

ZoomWindow ---- enlarges or reduces a window

 
 


Last Updated June 2001

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