What Command

This project supplies the old trusty "what" command that was used by the sccs command.  Sccs is a revision control system that pre-dates rcs, cvs, subversion, etc.

"What" is used to extract meta data about a file (revision, program name, etc.) similarly to how the ident command works for rcs/cvs, except there is only one "token" that identifies data to be output: from "@(#)" until some non-printable character or <.

I have used my implementation for many years now but I wanted to give it to the developer community, especially since I don't see a what command on the Linux distributions I tend to use.

For downloads, see the project downloads page on SourceForge.net.

You may also want to see the what command project page.

Have a great day!

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