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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.


April 2022 recfix 1.9