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bk history(7.3.3)	    BitKeeper User's Manual	     bk	history(7.3.3)

NAME
       bk history - guide to viewing changes to	files and/or repositories

TEXTUAL	HISTORY
       There  are  multiple  tools to view the history of the repository, of a
       file, or	of a collection	of files such as a directory.  All  tools  are
       described more completely on their own man pages.

       To view the high-level changes to a repository, type:

	   $ bk	changes

       bk  changes has many options to control which changesets	are shown, how
       they are	shown, etc.  It	is the primary way for finding out  what  hap-
       pened in	the repository and reading the changes man page	is highly rec-
       ommended.

       The revision history of a file can be accessed by typing:

	   $ bk	log foo.c

       bk log has many options.	The most commonly used is the -r option	 which
       is  used	 to select a particular	revision of the	file.  For example, to
       see the most recent check-in for	every file in the current directory:

	   $ bk	log -r+

       The bk log command documents the	metadata associated with  a  BitKeeper
       file  as	 well  as  how	to display it.	Reading	the bk log man page is
       highly recommended.

       The bk sccslog command is a time	ordered	view of	changes	over a set  of
       files.	Unlike	bk  log,  bk sccslog sorts all changes from all	of the
       specified (or implied) files and	then displays each change  in  chrono-
       logical	order.	The following will display the changes which have hap-
       pened to	all the	files in the current directory:

	   $ bk	sccslog

       All three commands support the same range notation as well as a	method
       of controlling the output format	known as "dspecs" which	are documented
       on the bk log man page.

GRAPHICAL HISTORY
       There are two graphical tools which are primarily used to view  changes
       to files	or repositories.  These	tools are described more completely on
       their man pages.

       bk csettool is a	graphical changeset viewer which displays the list  of
       changes	in each	changeset, the ChangeSet history, and the file differ-
       ences (in a side	by side	display) for each file in each changeset.   It
       is the graphical	version	of bk changes.

       bk revtool as a tool which shows	the revision history graph of either a
       specified file or of the	the ChangeSet file.  Nodes in the graph	may be
       selected	 to  view that version of the file.  If	two nodes are selected
       then the	differences between the	two versions are shown.

SEE ALSO
       bk-changes, bk-csettool,	bk-difftool, bk-log, bk-range, bk-revtool, bk-
       sccslog,	bk-set

CATEGORY
       Overview
       Repository

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