WHAT(1) MidnightBSD General Commands Manual WHAT(1)

NAME

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

SYNOPSIS

what [−qs] [file ...]

DESCRIPTION

The what utility searches each specified file for sequences of the form ‘‘@(#)’’ as inserted by the 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 option is 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 4.0BSD.

BUGS

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

MidnightBSD 0.3 May 12, 2005 MidnightBSD 0.3