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Manual Reference Pages  -  WHAT (1)

NAME

what - show what versions of object modules were used to construct a file

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Exit Status
See Also
Standards
History
Bugs

SYNOPSIS

what [-qs] []

DESCRIPTION

The what utility searches each specified file for sequences of the form "@(#)" as inserted by the SCCS source code control system. It prints the remainder of the string following this marker, up to a NUL character, newline, double quote, >’ character, or backslash.

The following options are available:
-q Only output the match text, rather than formatting it.
-s Stop searching each file after the first match.

EXIT STATUS

Exit status is 0 if any matches were found, otherwise 1.

SEE ALSO

ident(1), strings(1)

STANDARDS

The what utility conforms to -p1003.1-2001. The -q option is a non-standard
.Fx extension which may not be available on other operating systems.

HISTORY

The what command appeared in BSD 4.0 .

BUGS

This is a rewrite of the SCCS command of the same name, and behavior may not be identical.
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