Identify Type of AMPS File

amps_file is a utility that identifies the file type and version number of AMPS files.

Options and Parameters



file_name (required)

The file name to report on.

This argument supports UNIX shell globbing.


The following example shows the output of running amps_file on a SOW file:

%> ./amps_file /amps_dir/sow/mytopic.sow

mytopic.sow: AMPS sow 4.0

In this case, the file is recognized as an AMPS SOW file that uses the version 4.0 of the AMPS SOW file format.

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