manifake - creates a MANIFEST.new out of a MANIFEST file
is a real simpleminded program that takes a MANIFEST file, such as one
produced by a shar program, and creates a MANIFEST.new file ready to be
used by all the dist programs. What it does is that all archive numbers
are removed and the optional leading comments up to a dashed-line are
will typically be used when converting an existing package
to use metaconfig or any other dist utility.