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Manual Reference Pages  -  HIST (1)

NAME

hist, history - print file names from the dump

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Examples
Files
Source
See Also
Bugs

SYNOPSIS

hist [ -vdu ] [ -s yyyymmdd ] files ...

DESCRIPTION

Hist prints the names, dates, and sizes of all versions of the named files, looking backwards in time, stored in the dump file system. If the file exists in the main tree, the first line of output will be its current state. For example,
hist ~rsc/.bash_history
produces
May 19 16:11:37 EDT 2005 /home/am3/rsc/.bash_history 6175
May 18 23:32:16 EDT 2005 /dump/am/2005/0519/home/am3/rsc/.bash_history 5156
May 17 23:32:31 EDT 2005 /dump/am/2005/0518/home/am3/rsc/.bash_history 5075
May 16 07:53:47 EDT 2005 /dump/am/2005/0517/home/am3/rsc/.bash_history 5065

The -v option enables verbose debugging printout.

The -d option causes diff(1) -c to be run for each adjacent pair of dump files, while -b runs diff -cb.

The -u option causes times to be printed in GMT (UT) rather than local time.

Finally, the -s option sets the starting (most recent) date for the output.

EXAMPLES

Examine changes in block.c:
hist -d block.c

FILES

/dump by convention, root of dump file system

SOURCE

/usr/local/plan9/src/cmd/hist.c

SEE ALSO

yesterday(1), vbackup(8)

BUGS

Should be called history, but that name is taken by sh(1).
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