Name

ident

Synopsis

ident [option] [files]

Description

Extract keyword/value symbols from files. files can be text files, object files, or dumps.

Option

-q

Suppress warning message when no keyword patterns are found.

Examples

If file prog.c is compiled, and it contains this line of code:

char rcsID[] = "$Author: george $";

then the following output is produced:

% ident prog.c prog.o
prog.c:
     $Author: george $
prog.o:
     $Author: amv $

Show keywords for all RCS files (suppress warnings):

                     co -p RCS/*,v | ident -q

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