pathchk

check pathnames

TLDR

Check pathames for validity in the current system

$ pathchk [path1 path2 …]
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Check pathnames for validity on a wider range of POSIX compliant systems

$ pathchk -p [path1 path2 …]
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Check pathnames for validity on all POSIX compliant systems

$ pathchk --portability [path1 path2 …]
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Only check for empty pathnames or leading dashes (-)

$ pathchk -P [path1 path2 …]
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SYNOPSIS

pathchk [OPTION]... NAME...

DESCRIPTION

Diagnose invalid or unportable file names.

-p

check for most POSIX systems

-P

check for empty names and leading "-"

--portability

check for all POSIX systems (equivalent to -p -P)

--help

display this help and exit

--version

output version information and exit

REPORTING BUGS

GNU coreutils online help: <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/>
Report any translation bugs to <https://translationproject.org/team/>

COPYRIGHT

Copyright © 2020 Free Software Foundation, Inc. License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <https://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it. There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

SEE ALSO

Full documentation <https://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/pathchk> or available locally via: info '(coreutils) pathchk invocation'

AUTHOR

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

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