Application Packaging Developer's Guide

How to Write a Copyright Message

  1. Make the directory containing your information files the current working directory.

  2. Create a file named copyright with your favorite text editor.

    Enter the text of the copyright message exactly as you want it to appear as your package is installed.

  3. Save your changes and quit the editor.

  4. Complete one of the following tasks.

  5. Build your package.

    See How to Build a Package, if needed.

Where to Go Next

After you build the package, install it to confirm that it installs correctly and verify its integrity. Chapter 4, Verifying and Transferring a Package explains how to do this and provides step-by-step instructions on how to transfer your verified package to a distribution medium.

Example—copyright File

For example, a partial copyright message might look like:

Copyright (c) 1999 Company Name
All Rights Reserved
This product is protected by copyright and distributed under
licenses restricting copying, distribution and decompilation.