WHAT(1) MidnightBSD General Commands Manual WHAT(1)
what — show what versions of object modules were used to construct a file
what [−qs] [file ...]
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:
Only output the match text, rather than formatting it.
Stop searching each file after the first match.
Exit status is 0 if any matches were found, otherwise 1.
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.
The what command appeared in 4.0BSD.
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