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lid - Query ID database and report results


lid [OPTION]... PATTERN...


Query ID database and report results. By default, output consists of multiple lines, each line containing the matched identifier followed by the list of file names in which it occurs.
-f, --file=FILE
file name of ID database
-i, --ignore-case
match PATTERN case insensitively
-l, --literal
match PATTERN as a literal string
-r, --regexp
match PATTERN as a regular expression
-w, --word
match PATTERN as a delimited word
-s, --substring
match PATTERN as a substring
Note: If PATTERN contains extended regular expression metacharacters, it is interpreted as a regular expression substring. Otherwise, PATTERN is interpreted as a literal word.
-k, --key=STYLE
STYLE is one of `token', `pattern' or `none'
-R, --result=STYLE
STYLE is one of `filenames', `grep', `edit' or `none'
-S, --separator=STYLE
STYLE is one of `braces', `space' or `newline' and only applies to file names when `--result=filenames'
The above STYLE options control how query results are presented. Defaults are --key=token --result=filenames --separator=space
-F, --frequency=FREQ
find tokens that occur FREQ times, where FREQ is a range expressed as `N..M'. If N is omitted, it defaults to 1, if M is omitted it defaults to MAX_USHRT
-a, --ambiguous=LEN
find tokens whose names are ambiguous for LEN chars
-x, --hex
only find numbers expressed as hexadecimal
-d, --decimal
only find numbers expressed as decimal
-o, --octal
only find numbers expressed as octal
By default, searches match numbers of any radix.
display this help and exit
output version information and exit


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The full documentation for the id-utils package is maintained as a Texinfo manual. If the info and id-utils packages are properly installed, the command
info 'ID database'

should give you access to the complete manual.

May 2020 lid - 4.6.28-15da