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:
GNU recutils home page: <>
General help using GNU software: <>

See Also

The full documentation for recfix is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If the info and recfix programs are properly installed at your site, the command

info recutils

should give you access to the complete manual.


March 2014 recfix 1.6.90 User Commands