Subject: Re: what(1) [was: Re: CVS commit: basesrc]
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Giles Lean <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/23/1999 07:40:37
On Wed, 22 Dec 1999 20:42:17 +0100 (MET) Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> Given that we don't have the rest of the sccs suite, i wonder what sense
> this single program makes.
what(1) merely reports SCCS style @(#) identification strings. It's
useful in the same way that it is useful for file(1) to be able to
report on many non-NetBSD executable formats.
Usage of RCS/CVS style ident strings isn't universal; some projects
(but probably not free ones!) use products like ClearCase and continue
to hack SCCS style version strings into distributed binaries.