--- a
+++ b/misc/fileheader.txt
@@ -0,0 +1,14 @@
+/***************************************************************************
+ *  PATH/TO/FILE.EXT
+ *
+ *  (optional) short description
+ *
+ *  Part of the STXXL. See http://stxxl.sourceforge.net
+ *
+ *  Copyright (C) 200X Joe XXL Coder <stxxl@stl.xxl>
+ *
+ *  Distributed under the Boost Software License, Version 1.0.
+ *  (See accompanying file LICENSE_1_0.txt or copy at
+ *  http://www.boost.org/LICENSE_1_0.txt)
+ **************************************************************************/
+