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The RCS Utility
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ident [


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



Suppress warning message when no keyword patterns are found.


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

     $Author: george $
     $Author: george $

Show keywords for all RCS files (suppress warnings):

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

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