In addition to the keywords that are defined by the Solaris Flash archive, you can define other keywords. The Solaris Flash archive ignores user-defined keywords, but you can provide scripts or programs that process the identification section and use user-defined keywords. Use the following format when creating user-defined keywords:
Begin the keyword name with an X.
Create the keyword with any characters other than linefeeds, equal signs, and null characters.
Suggested naming conventions for user-defined keywords include the underscore-delimited descriptive method used for the predefined keywords. Another convention is a federated convention similar to the naming of Java packages.
For example, X-department is a valid name for a user-defined keyword.
For an example of using options to include user-defined keywords in the identification section, see Example 18–12.