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Mac OS X Tiger in a Nutshell by Jason McIntosh, Chuck Toporek, Chris Stone, Andy Lester

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Name

mkbom

Synopsis

mkbom [option] sourcedir bomfile

Creates a bill-of-materials, or BOM file. The new BOM, named in bomfile, lists the full contents of directory sourcedir. Included with each listing in the BOM is information about the listed file or directory, such as its permissions, size, and checksum. The Mac OS X Installer uses BOMs to determine what files to install, delete, or upgrade. See also ditto and lsbom for more information about working with BOM files.

Option

-s

Create a simplified BOM, which includes only the pathnames of the listed files and directories.

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