git-pbchk - nits and pre-putback checks for git


git-pbchk [-b branch]

git-nits [-b branch]


Check your workspace for common nits and putback-ending mistakes, a
simple set of checks are run over various parts of your workspace and
errors encountered are reported, all of which should, generally, be

Comment format
Check that putback comments follow the prescribed format (only run
for pbchk)

Check that each source file contains a copyright notice for the
current year. You don't need to fix this if you, the potential new
copyright holder, chooses not to

C style
Check that C source files conform to the Illumos C style rules

Header check
Check that C header files conform to the Illumos header style
rules (in addition to the general C rules)

Java style
Check that Java source files conform to the Illumos Java style
rules (which differ from the traditionally recommended Java style)

SCCS Keywords
Check that no source files contain unexpanded SCCS keywords. It is
possible that this check may false positive on certain inputs. It
is generally obvious when this is the case.

This check does not check for expanded SCCS keywords, though the
common 'ident'-style lines should be removed regardless of whether
they are expanded.

Mapfile check
Check that linker mapfiles contain a comment directing anyone
editing to read the directions in usr/lib/README.mapfiles.


-b branch:

Compare the current workspace to /branch/ for the purposes of
generating file and comment lists.

If this option is not specified an attempt is made to determine
this automatically, if the git branch configuration contains this

If no branch is specified and none can be determined automatically
origin/master is used.


git nits and git pbchk support NOT files of the form used by Cadmium with
Mercurial. These are looked for in $CODEMGR_WS/.git/ and in
$CODEMGR_WS/exception_lists/ as normal. The files are named after the
check from which they exclude files.

+o copyright.NOT: exclude files listed from copyright checking

+o cstyle.NOT: exclude files from the C style check

+o hdrchk.NOT: exclude files from the C header style check

+o keywords.NOT: exclude files from the SCCS keywords check

+o mapfilechk.NOT: exclude files from the linker mapfile check

April 23, 2015 GIT-PBCHK(1ONBLD)