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ident [option] [files]

Extract keyword/value symbols from files. files can be text files, object files, or dumps.



Suppress warning message when no keyword patterns are found.


If file prog.c is compiled, and it contains this line of code:

char rcsID[] = "$Author: george $

then the following output is produced:

% ident prog.c prog.o
     $Author: george $
     $Author: george $

Show keywords for all RCS files (suppress warnings):

co -p RCS/*,v | ident -q

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