recfix man page

recfix — check a recfile for errors




Check and fix rec files.

don't use external descriptors.
force the requested operation.
print a help message and exit.
show version and exit.


check integrity of the specified file. Default.
sort the records in the specified file.
insert auto-generated fields in records missing them.
encrypt confidential fields in the specified file.
decrypt confidential fields in the specified file.

De/Encryption options

-s, --password=PASSWORD
encrypt/decrypt with this password.

If no FILE is specified then the command acts like a filter, getting the data from standard input and writing the result to standard output.


Written by Jose E. Marchesi.

Reporting Bugs

Report bugs to:
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March 2014 recfix 1.6.90 User Commands