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aegis -Change_Owner(1)	    General Commands Manual	aegis -Change_Owner(1)

NAME
	aegis change owner - set change	owner

SYNOPSIS
	aegis -Change_Owner change-number user-name [ option...	 ]
	aegis -Change_Owner -Help
	aegis -Change_Owner -VERSion

DESCRIPTION
	The aegis -Change_Owner	command	is used	to reassign a change from one
	developer to another.

	A new development directory is created for the change in the new de-
	velopers default area (see aedb(1) for more information) and the
	change files are copied	across.	 Derived files are ignored, so a new
	build will be required.	 The old development directory will be
	deleted.

	This command must be performed by a project administrator, and the new
	assignee must be a developer.

	Warning: capricious use	of this	command	will alienate developers very
	rapidly.

   Notification
	This command mimics many of the	actions	of the aebdu(1)	and aedb(1)
	command.  In particular, it invokes the	develop_begin_undo_command and
	develop_begin_command of the project config file.  See aepconf(5) for
	more information.

   Development Directory Location
	Please Note: Aegis also	consults the underlying	file system, to	deter-
	mine its notion	of maximum file	size.  Where the file system's maximum
	file size is less than maximum_filename_length,	the filesystem wins.
	This can happen, for example, when you are using the Linux UMSDOS file
	system,	or when	you have an NFS	mounted	an ancient V7 filesystem.
	Setting	maximum_filename_length	to 255 in these	cases does not alter
	the fact that the underlying file systems limits are far smaller (12
	and 14,	respectively).

	If your	development directories	(or your whole project)	is on filesys-
	tems with filename limitations,	or a portion of	the heterogeneous
	builds take place in such an environment, it helps to tell Aegis what
	they are (using	the project config file's fields) so that you don't
	run into the situation where the project builds	on the more permissive
	environments, but fails	with mysterious	errors in the more limited en-
	vironments.

	If your	development directories	are routinely on a Linux UMSDOS
	filesystem, you	would probably be better off setting dos_filename_re-
	quired = true, and also	changing the development_directory_template
	field.	Heterogeneous development with various Windows environments
	may also require this.

OPTIONS
	The following options are understood:

	-Change	number
		This option may	be used	to specify a particular	change within
		a project.  See	aegis(1) for a complete	description of this
		option.

	-DIRectory path
		This option may	be used	to specify which directory is to be
		used.  It is an	error if the current user does not have	appro-
		priate permissions to create the directory path	given.	This
		must be	an absolute path.

		Caution: If you	are using an automounter do not	use `pwd` to
		make an	absolute path, it usually gives	the wrong answer.

	-Help
		This option may	be used	to obtain more information about how
		to use the aegis program.

	-Interactive
		Specify	that aegis should ask the user for confirmation	before
		deleting each file.  Answer the	question yes to	delete the
		file, or no to keep the	file.  You can also answer all to
		delete the file	and all	that follow, or	none to	keep the file
		and all	that follow.

		Defaults to the	user's delete_file_preference if not speci-
		fied, see aeuconf(5) for more information.

		If aegis is running in the background, the question will not
		be asked, and the files	will be	deleted.

	-Keep
		This option may	be used	to retain files	and/or directories
		usually	deleted	or replaced by the command.  Defaults to the
		user's delete_file_preference if not specified,	see aeuconf(5)
		for more information.

	-No_Keep
		This option may	be used	to ensure that the files and/or	direc-
		tories are deleted or replaced by the command.	Defaults to
		the user's delete_file_preference if not specified, see	aeu-
		conf(5)	for more information.

	-List
		This option may	be used	to obtain a list of suitable subjects
		for this command.  The list may	be more	general	than expected.

	-Project name
		This option may	be used	to select the project of interest.
		When no	-Project option	is specified, the AEGIS_PROJECT	envi-
		ronment	variable is consulted.	If that	does not exist,	the
		user's $HOME/.aegisrc file is examined for a default project
		field (see aeuconf(5) for more information).  If that does not
		exist, when the	user is	only working on	changes	within a sin-
		gle project, the project name defaults to that project.	 Oth-
		erwise,	it is an error.

	-REAson	text
		This option may	be used	to attach a comment to the change his-
		tory generated by this command.	 You will need to use quotes
		to insulate the	spaces from the	shell.

	-TERse
		This option may	be used	to cause listings to produce the bare
		minimum	of information.	 It is usually useful for shell
		scripts.

	-User name
		This option is used to specify the user	who is to develop the
		change.

	-Verbose
		This option may	be used	to cause aegis to produce more output.
		By default aegis only produces output on errors.  When used
		with the -List option this option causes column	headings to be
		added.

	-Wait	This option may	be used	to require Aegis commands to wait for
		access locks, if they cannot be	obtained immediately.  De-
		faults to the user's lock_wait_preference if not specified,
		see aeuconf(5) for more	information.

	-No_Wait
		This option may	be used	to require Aegis commands to emit a
		fatal error if access locks cannot be obtained immediately.
		Defaults to the	user's lock_wait_preference if not specified,
		see aeuconf(5) for more	information.

	See also aegis(1) for options common to	all aegis commands.

	All options may	be abbreviated;	the abbreviation is documented as the
	upper case letters, all	lower case letters and underscores (_) are op-
	tional.	 You must use consecutive sequences of optional	letters.

	All options are	case insensitive, you may type them in upper case or
	lower case or a	combination of both, case is not important.

	For example: the arguments "-project", "-PROJ" and "-p"	are all	inter-
	preted to mean the -Project option.  The argument "-prj" will not be
	understood, because consecutive	optional characters were not supplied.

	Options	and other command line arguments may be	mixed arbitrarily on
	the command line, after	the function selectors.

	The GNU	long option names are understood.  Since all option names for
	aegis are long,	this means ignoring the	extra leading '-'.  The	"--op-
	tion=value" convention is also understood.

RECOMMENDED ALIAS
	The recommended	alias for this command is
	csh%	alias aechown 'aegis -chown \!*	-v'
	sh$	aechown(){aegis	-chown "$@" -v}

ERRORS
	It is an error if the user issuing the command is not a	project	admin-
	istrator.
	It is an error if the change is	not in the being developed state.
	It is an error if the user given is not	a developer.

EXIT STATUS
	The aegis command will exit with a status of 1 on any error.  The
	aegis command will only	exit with a status of 0	if there are no	er-
	rors.

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
	See aegis(1) for a list	of environment variables which may affect this
	command.  See aepconf(5) for the project configuration file's
	project_specific field for how to set environment variables for	all
	commands executed by Aegis.

COPYRIGHT
	aegis version 4.25.D510
	Copyright (C) 1991, 1992, 1993,	1994, 1995, 1996, 1997,	1998, 1999,
	2000, 2001, 2002, 2003,	2004, 2005, 2006, 2007,	2008, 2009, 2010,
	2011, 2012 Peter Miller

	The aegis program comes	with ABSOLUTELY	NO WARRANTY; for details use
	the 'aegis -VERSion License' command.  This is free software and you
	are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions; for details
	use the	'aegis -VERSion	License' command.

AUTHOR
	Peter Miller   E-Mail:	 pmiller@opensource.org.au
	/\/\*		  WWW:	 http://miller.emu.id.au/pmiller/

Reference Manual		     Aegis		aegis -Change_Owner(1)

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | OPTIONS | RECOMMENDED ALIAS | ERRORS | EXIT STATUS | ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES | COPYRIGHT | AUTHOR

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