revck - check internal revision numbers of HP-UX files
revck checks the internal revision numbers of lists of files against
reference lists. Each ref_file must contain a list of absolute path
names (each beginning with /) and whatstrings (revision information
strings from what - see what(1)). Path names begin in column 1 of a
line, and have a colon appended to them. Each path name is followed
by zero or more lines of whatstrings, one per line, each indented by
at least one tab (this is the same format in which what outputs its
For each path name, revck checks that the file exists, and that
executing what on the current path name produces results identical to
the whatstrings in the reference file. Only the first 1024 bytes of
whatstrings are checked.
ref_files are usually the absolute path names of the revlist files
shipped with HP-UX. Each HP-UX software product includes a file named
/system/product/revlist (for example, /system/97070A/revlist). The
revlist file for each product is a reference list for the ordinary
files shipped with the product, plus any empty directories on which
the product depends.
/system/product/revlist lists of HP-UX files and revision
revck is silent except for reporting missing files or mismatches.
revck produces unpredictable results if a ref_file is not in the right
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