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WHAT(1)                 FreeBSD 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.

FreeBSD 11.0-PRERELEASE          May 12, 2005          FreeBSD 11.0-PRERELEASE

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