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

NAME
	aegis new branch - create a new	branch

SYNOPSIS
	aegis -New_BRanch [ number ][ option...	 ]
	aegis -New_BRanch -Help

DESCRIPTION
	The aegis -New_BRanch command is used to create	a new branch.  A
	branch is very similar to a change, except that	a branch may have
	changes	(or branches) of its own, and a	change may not.

	You may	choose your own	branch number, if you want.  Zero and posi-
	tives are legal, but negatives are not.	 It is an error	if that	number
	has already been used for a change or another branch.  If you do not
	specify	a change number, the lowest available positive number (1 or
	more) will be used.

	The new	branch will be a special sort of change.  It will be in	the
	'being developed' state, but the usual commands	in that	stat (build,
	diff, etc) will	not work.  Instead, you	must create changes on the
	branch,	and when those changes are integrated into the branch, this is
	the equivalent of build, diff, etc, on the branch.  Once the branch is
	completed, the aede(1) command may be used to advance it to the	being
	reviewed state,	and from then on it becomes a normal change.  Should
	it be returned to the being developed state for	any reason, it will
	once again require sub-changes to alter	anything.

OPTIONS
	The following options are understood:

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

	-Output	filename
		This option may	be used	to specify a filename which is to be
		written	with the automatically determined branch number.  Use-
		ful for	writing	scripts.

	-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.

	-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.

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.

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

SEE ALSO
	aenbru(1)
		remove a branch

	aenc(1)	create a new change

	aede(1)	develop	end

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	-New_BRanch(1)

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