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WHAT(1)                   BSD General Commands Manual                  WHAT(1)

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

SYNOPSIS
     what name ...

DESCRIPTION
     what reads each file name and searches 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 null charac-ter, character,
     ter, newline, double quote, or ``> character.''

BUGS
     As BSD is not licensed to distribute SCCS.  This is a rewrite of the what command which is part of
     SCCS; it may not behave in exactly the same manner as that command does.

HISTORY
     The what command appeared in 4.0BSD.

4th Berkeley Distribution        June 6, 1993        4th Berkeley Distribution

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