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sccs-val(1)                      User Commands                     sccs-val(1)



NAME
       sccs-val, val - validate an SCCS file

SYNOPSIS
       /usr/ccs/bin/val -

       /usr/ccs/bin/val [-s] [-m name] [-rsid] [-y type] s.filename...

DESCRIPTION
       The val utility determines if the specified s.files meet the character-
       istics specified by the indicated arguments. val can process up  to  50
       files on a single command line.

       val  has  a special argument, `-', which reads the standard input until
       the end-of-file condition is detected. Each line read is  independently
       processed as if it were a command line argument list.

       val  generates diagnostic messages on the standard output for each com-
       mand line and file processed and also returns a single 8-bit code  upon
       exit as described below.

       The 8-bit code returned by val is a disjunction of the possible errors,
       that is, it can be interpreted as a bit string where (moving from  left
       to right) the bits set are interpreted as follows:

       bit 0 = missing file argument
       bit 1 = unknown or duplicate option
       bit 2 = corrupted s.file
       bit 3 = can not open file or file not in s.file format
       bit 4 = the SCCS delta ID (SID) is invalid or ambiguous
       bit 5 = the SID does not exist
       bit 6 = mismatch between %Y% and -y argument
       bit 7 = mismatch between %M% and -m argument

       val  can process two or more files on a given command line, and in turn
       can process multiple command lines (when reading the  standard  input).
       In  these  cases, an aggregate code is returned which is the logical OR
       of the codes generated for each command line and file processed.

OPTIONS
       The following options are supported:

       -s       Silent.  Suppresses the normal error or warning messages.



       -m name  Compares name with the %M% ID keyword in the s.file.



       -rsid    Checks to see if the indicated SID is ambiguous,  invalid,  or
                absent from the s.file.



       -y type  Compares type with the %Y% ID keyword.



ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
       See  environ(5) for descriptions of the following environment variables
       that affect the execution of val: LANG, LC_ALL, LC_CTYPE,  LC_MESSAGES,
       and NLSPATH.

ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       tab()     allbox;     cw(2.750000i)|    cw(2.750000i)    lw(2.750000i)|
       lw(2.750000i).   ATTRIBUTE  TYPEATTRIBUTE  VALUE  AvailabilitySUNWsprot
       Interface StabilityStandard


SEE ALSO
       sccs(1),   sccs-admin(1),   sccs-delta(1),  sccs-get(1),  sccs-help(1),
       what(1), sccsfile(4), attributes(5), environ(5), standards(5)

DIAGNOSTICS
       Use the SCCS help command for explanations (see sccs-help(1)).



SunOS 5.10                        30 Sep 2002                      sccs-val(1)