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Commands Reference, Volume 5

sccshelp Command


Provides information about a SCCS message or command.


sccshelpErrorCode ] [ Command ]


The sccshelp command displays information about the use of a specified Source Code Control System (SCCS) command or about messages generated while using the commands. Each message has an associated code, which can be supplied as part of the argument to the sccshelp command. Zero or more arguments may be supplied. If you do not supply an argument, the sccshelp command prompts for one. You may include any of the SCCS commands as arguments to the sccshelp command.

The ErrorCode parameter specifies the code, consisting of numbers and letters, that appears at the end of a message. For example, in the following message, (cm7) is the code:

There are no SCCS identification keywords in the file. (cm7)


To get sccshelp on the rmdel command and two error codes, enter:

$ sccshelp rmdel gee ad3

The sccshelp command replies:

rmdel -r<SID> <file> ...
1255-141 gee is not a valid parameter. Specify a valid command or error code.
The header flag you specified is not recognized.
The header flag you supplied with the -d or the -f flag is not correct.
Choose a valid header flag.


/usr/bin/sccshelp Contains the SCCS sccshelp command.

Related Information

The admin command, cdc command, comb command, delta command, get command, prs command, rmdel command, sccsdiff command, what command.

The sccsfile file format.

List of SCCS Commands, Source Code Control System (SCCS) Overview in AIX 5L Version 5.1 General Programming Concepts: Writing and Debugging Programs.

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