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IDENT(1) General Commands Manual IDENT(1)

identify RCS keyword strings in files

ident [
] [
file ...

The ident program searches for the pattern $keyword:... $ from the files specified as argument (or standard input if none are given). See the KEYWORD SUBSTITUTION section of rcs(1) for more information.
The following options are supported:
Quiet mode: suppress warnings if no pattern found.
Display version information and exit.

The ident utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.

Given the following source code in file foo.c:
#include <stdio.h> 
static char const rcsid[] = 
	"$Id: foo.c,v 1.2 2005/11/18 09:34:51 xsa Exp $"; 
main(void) { 
	printf("%s\n", rcsid); 
	return (0); 
Compile it and run ident:
$ ident foo.c foo.o 
     $Id: foo.c,v 1.2 2005/11/18 09:34:51 xsa Exp $ 
     $Id: foo.c,v 1.2 2005/11/18 09:34:51 xsa Exp $

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