sccs-val, val - validate an SCCS file
/usr/ccs/bin/val [-s] [-m name] [-rsid] [-y type]
The val utility determines if the specified s.files meet the
characteristics 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
val generates diagnostic messages on the standard output for
each command line and file processed and also returns a sin-
gle 8-bit code upon exit as described below.
The 8-bit code returned by val is a disjunction of the pos-
sible errors, that is, it can be interpreted as a bit string
where (moving from left to right) the bits set are inter-
preted 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.
The following options are supported:
-s Silent. Suppresses the normal error or warning mes-
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.
Compares type with the %Y% ID keyword.
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.
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attri-
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
| Availability | SUNWsprot |
| Interface Stability | Standard |
sccs(1), sccs-admin(1), sccs-delta(1), sccs-get(1), sccs-
help(1), what(1), sccsfile(4), attributes(5), environ(5),
Use the SCCS help command for explanations (see sccs-
Man(1) output converted with