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ident(1)							     ident(1)
Free Software Foundation			     Free Software Foundation



NAME

  ident	- identify files

SYNOPSIS

  ident	[-q] [file...]

DESCRIPTION

  ident	searches for all occurrences of	the pattern $keyword:...$ in the
  named	files or, if no	file name appears, the standard	input.

  These	patterns are normally inserted automatically by	the RCS	command
  co(1), but can also be inserted manually. The	option -q suppresses the
  warning given	if there are no	patterns in a file.

  ident	works on text files as well as object files and	dumps. For example,
  if the C program in f.c contains

       char rcsid[] = "$Id: ident.1,v 1.1.10.2 1999/08/13 19:58:10 Colin_Walters Exp $";

  and f.c is compiled into f.o,	then the command

       # ident	f.c  f.o

  will output

       f.c:
	 $Id: ident.1,v	1.1.10.2 1999/08/13 19:58:10 Colin_Walters Exp $
       f.o:
	 $Id: ident.1,v	1.1.10.2 1999/08/13 19:58:10 Colin_Walters Exp $

IDENTIFICATION

  Author: Walter F. Tichy.
  Revision Number: 1.1.6.4; Release Date: 1993/12/20.
  Copyright  1982, 1988, 1989 by Walter F. Tichy.
  Copyright  1990 by Paul Eggert.

SEE ALSO

  ci(1), co(1),	rcs(1),	rcsdiff(1), rcsintro(1), rcsmerge(1), rlog(1),
  rcsfile(5)

  Walter F. Tichy, RCS--A System for Version Control, Software--Practice &
  Experience 15, 7 (July 1985),	637-654.