Use vovequiv to Check Equivalences

To test the equivalence file, use the command vovequiv. The option -s shows all the equivalences valid on the current host plus those computed automatically:
% vovequiv -s
Directory of equiv files: ${JOHN}/vov
Executable equiv file:    ${JOHN}/vov/italia.equiv.tcl
Cached     equiv file:    ${JOHN}/vov/italia.equiv.caches/saturn
(Hits     0) VOVDIR          -> /remote/proj2/evolve_cdrom/evcdrom/common
* (Hits     0) VOVDIR          -> /remote/proj2/evolve_cdrom/evcdrom/sun5
(Hits     0) SUNW            -> /export/home/opt/SUNWspro
* (Hits     0) TOP             -> /home/john/Italia
* (Hits     0) VENDORS         -> /remote/vendors
(Hits     0) VENDORS         -> /rtda/vendors
* (Hits     0) SUNW            -> /opt/SUNWspro
* (Hits     0) JOHN            -> /home/john
To test the effect of equivalences on a specific file, use the option -p. For example, in your home directory you can try:
% cd ~
% vovequiv -p file
Notice how FlowTracer correctly handles dots and symbolic links:
% vovequiv -p ~/./file
% ln -s file foobar% vovequiv -p foobar