tail head cat sleep
QR code linking to this page

Manual Pages  — WHAT

NAME

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

CONTENTS

SYNOPSIS


what [-qs] [file ...]

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 IEEE Std 1003.1-2001 ("POSIX.1"). The -q option is a non-standard FreeBSD 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.

WHAT (1) December 14, 2006

tail head cat sleep
QR code linking to this page


Please direct any comments about this manual page service to Ben Bullock. Privacy policy.