.TH uuconv 1 "Taylor UUCP 1.07" .SH NAME uuconv \- convert UUCP configuration files .SH SYNOPSIS .B uuconv -i type -o type [-p program] [--program program] .PP .B uuconv --input type --output type [-p program] [--program program] .SH DESCRIPTION The .B uuconv program can be used to convert UUCP configuration 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. .PP The type of configuration file to read is specified using the .B -i or .B \-\-input options. The type of configuration file to write is specified using the .B -o or .B \-\-output options. .PP The supported configuration file types are .I taylor, .I v2, and .I hdb. For a description of the .I taylor configuration files, use the .B info command and see "*Note Configuration Files::" for uucp. The other types of configuration files are used by traditional UUCP packages, and are not described in this manual. .PP An input configuration of type .I taylor is read from a compiled in directory by default. .PP The output configuration is written to files in the directory in which .B uuconv is run. .PP Some information in the input files may not be representable in the desired output format, in which case .B 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. .PP The .B -p or .B \-\-program option may be used to convert specific .I cu configuration information, rather than the default of only converting the .I uucp configuration information. .SH OPTIONS .TP 5 .B -i, \-\-input Set input type (one of taylor, v2, hdb) .TP 5 .B -o, \-\-output Set output type (one of taylor, v2, hdb) .TP 5 .B -p, \-\-program Program to convert (e.g., uucp or cu) .TP 5 .PP Standard UUCP options: .B \-v, \-\-version Report version information and exit. .TP 5 .B \-\-help Print a help message and exit. .SH SEE ALSO cu(1), info(1), uucp(1), uuchk(8) .SH AUTHOR Ian Lance Taylor <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Text for this Manpage comes from Taylor UUCP, version 1.07 Info documentation.