The purpose of these utilities is to maintain a serialized text version of iff files as xml to help with version control systems.
bin/iff2xml.pl - converts iff files to xml (iff2xml.pl -h for usage) bin/xml2iff.pl* - converts xml files to iff (xml2iff.pl -h for usage) bin/pre-commit - git hook that converts any new iff file to xml bin/post-checkout - git hook that converts all xml files back to iff
* xml2iff.pl requires XML::Twig (http://search.cpan.org/perldoc?XML::Twig) If xml2iff.pl prints "Can't locate XML/Twig.pm in @INC (@INC contains:..." then you'll need the XML::Twig module.
To test the utilities compare the converted/reconverted output to the original file:
iff2xml.pl test.dir | xml2iff.pl -o - | diff -s - test.dir Files - and test.dir are identical
If the files - and test.dir are NOT identical, then there is a problem.