checkdirfile - Man Page

verify Dirfile database metadata


checkdirfile DIRFILE

checkdirfile [ --help | --version ]


Report errors in metadata of the dirfile(5) database specified by DIRFILE.

Three separate checks are performed.  First, the format specification metadata is scanned for syntax errors (see dirfile-format(5)) and Dirfile Standards compliance.  Second, fields defined in the database are checked for self-consistency.  Finally, the database is queried for its length.



Show usage and version information and exit.


checkdirfile was written by D. V. Wiebe.

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See Also

dirfile(5), dirfile-format(5)


21 February 2012 Version 0.8.0 GETDATA