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6.  Building the standard product files

Once you have prepared all the input files, you can compile them into a set of standard product files. There are two forms of output:

The nombuild program checks the various input files and writes its output as either XML or flat files. To run this program, change to the directory containing all the input files and type the command in this format:

nombuild [-x] basename

where the command line options are:

-x

Use this option to write XML output files. The default is to write the output as a set of flat files.

basename

This is the name of the standard forms file without its “.std” suffix. The program expects to find a corresponding alternate forms file with the same base name and suffix “.alt”.

If there are any problems with the input files, the program will produce error messages on the standard output stream, and also produce a duplicate listing of these errors in file nombuild.log.