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

NAME
	aegis new change - add a new change to a project

SYNOPSIS
	aegis -New_Change [ number ] -File attr-file [ option...  ]
	aegis -New_Change [ number ] -Edit [ option...	]
	aegis -New_Change -List	[ option...  ]
	aegis -New_Change -Help

DESCRIPTION
	The aegis -New_Change command is used to add a new change to a
	project.  See aecattr(5) for information on the	format of the attr-
	file.

	The change is created in the awaiting development state.  The change
	is not assigned	to any user.  The change has no	development directory.
	boxwid = 1 down	S0: arrow " new" ljust " change" ljust S1: box "await-
	ing" "development" arrow " develop" ljust " begin" ljust S2: box "be-
	ing" "developed" move to 1/3<S1.nw,S1.sw> spline -> left 0.75 then up
	2/3 "new" "change" "undo" move to S2.w T1: spline -> left 0.75 then up
	11/12	  then to 1/3<S1.sw,S1.nw> " develop" ljust " begin" ljust "
	undo" ljust at T1.c - (0.75,0)

	You may	choose your own	change number if you want, provided that it
	has not	been used already.  If you do not specify a change number,
	aegis will allocate the	lowest unused change number.  The first	few
	change numbers are reserved for	branches later in the project, and so
	automatically allocated	change numbers will usually not	start from 1.
	See aepa(1) and	aepattr(5) for more information.

	You must give the -Project option, see below.

   Notification
	This is	one of the rare	"state transitions" which does not have	a no-
	tification command.  The assumption is this command is invoked by the
	system which usually receives notifications.

OPTIONS
	The following options are understood:

	-Edit
		Edit the attributes with a text	editor,	this is	usually	more
		convenient than	supplying a text file.	The VISUAL and then
		EDITOR environment variables are consulted for the name	of the
		editor to use; defaults	to vi(1) if neither is set.  See the
		visual_command and editor_command fields in aeuconf(1) for how
		to override this specifically for Aegis.

		Warning: Aegis tries to	be well	behaved	when faced with	er-
		rors, so the temporary file is left in your home directory
		where you can edit it further and re-use it with a -file op-
		tion.

		The -edit option may not be used in the	background, or when
		the standard input is not a terminal.

	-Edit_BackGround
		Edit the attributes with a dumb	text editor, this is most of-
		ten desired when edit commands are being piped into the	editor
		via the	standard input.	 Only the EDITOR environment variable
		is consulted for the name of the editor	to use;	it is a	fatal
		error if it is not set.	 See the editor_command	field in aeu-
		conf(1)	for how	to override this specifically for Aegis.

	-File filename
		Take the attributes from the specified file.  The filename `-'
		is understood to mean the standard input.

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

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

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

	-Project name
		This option is used to select the project for the new change.

		You must supply	the -Project option to this command.  Experi-
		ence has shown that when a site	has a number of	active
		projects or several active branches on a project, new changes
		are frequently created against the wrong project or the	wrong
		branch.	 Making	the project explicit reduces this problem.

	-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.

	-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 aenc 'aegis -nc \!* -v'
	sh$	aenc(){aegis -nc "$@" -v}

ERRORS
	It is an error if the current user is not an administrator of the
	project.  (In some cases it is possible	for developers of a project to
	create changes,	see aepattr(5) for more	information.)

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.

SEE ALSO
	tkaenc(1)
		GUI interface to the aenc(1) command.

	aeca(1)	modify the attributes of a change

	aedb(1)	begin development of a change

	aena(1)	add a new administrator	to a project

	aencu(1)
		remove a new change from a project

	aenpr(1)
		create a new project

	aepa(1)	modify the attributes of a project

	aecattr(5)
		change attributes file format

	aepattr(5)
		project	attributes file	format

	aeuconf(5)
		user configuration file	format

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_Change(1)

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

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