pathchk man page

pathchk — check whether file names are valid or portable


pathchk [OPTION]... NAME...


Diagnose invalid or unportable file names.

check for most POSIX systems
check for empty names and leading "-"
check for all POSIX systems (equivalent to -p -P)
display this help and exit
output version information and exit


Written by Paul Eggert, David MacKenzie, and Jim Meyering.

Reporting Bugs

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See Also

Full documentation at: <…>
or available locally via: info '(coreutils) pathchk invocation'


November 2016 GNU coreutils 8.26 User Commands