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

NAME
       bk commit - commit deltas to a changeset

SYNOPSIS
       bk commit [-cfq]	[-lfile] [--tag=tag] [-sALIAS] [-S] [-Yfile] [-]
       bk commit [-cfq]	[-lfile] [-ycomment] [-]

DESCRIPTION
       This  command  commits work to a	changeset, creating a logical group of
       changes which can span multiple files and/or multiple deltas within one
       or more files.

       If  the	command	line does not have a trailing dash then	bk commit will
       search the repository for any files which are in	"pending" state, i.e.,
       have  deltas  which do not yet belong to	a changeset, and groups	all of
       them into a changeset.  If the trailing dash is present,	then the  com-
       mand  takes  the	 list of files to commit from the standard input; each
       line of input must be of	the format:

	   sfile|rev

       where sfile is an sfile name as described in bk filetypes and rev is  a
       file  revision  number,	such  as  1.1 or 1.2. Example: SCCS/s.foo|1.2.
       This is the same	format produced	by bk gfiles -pA and bk	gfiles -pC.

       Note: rev specifies the most recent change to commit;  all  uncommitted
       changes prior to	rev are	also included.

       You  can	 see what will be added	to a changeset when you	commit by run-
       ning:

	   $ bk	pending

       All revisions which you have checked in will become part	of  a  change-
       set.  As	part of	the commit step, you will be prompted for comments (if
       none were provided on the command line).	 The comments should  describe
       the  logical change that	you have made; these comments are what will be
       displayed by bk changes.

       If no comments are provided and there is	 a  BitKeeper/templates/commit
       file  present in	the repository,	then the default comments are the con-
       tents of	that file.

       Note: using bk citool is	the preferred way to commit. Not only will  bk
       citool  help with checking in files, it will also create	a changeset if
       you enter ChangeSet comments.

       Note: using the default comments	on an import is	 not  advisable.   The
       default	comments  contain  information	about each file	and can	create
       very large comment entries in the ChangeSet file.  The  ChangeSet  file
       is  the	center	of  activity in	BitKeeper, and having an unnecessarily
       large one will not help performance.

OPTIONS
       -c	     Use comments saved	by a previous run of citool, fix, col-
		     lapse,  etc.   It	is an error if there are no saved com-
		     ments.
       --ci	     Check in any edited files as part of the commit.
       -f	     Don't run interactively; do the commit with  the  default
		     comments.	Ignores	the commit template, if	any.

       -lfile	     Get  the list of files to commit from file.  Each line of
		     this file must use	the sfile|rev format described above.
       -q	     Run quietly.

       --tag=tag     Tag the tree with tag at the same time as the com-
		     mit.
       -Yfile	     Get check-in comment for changeset	from file.
       -ycomment     Set check-in comment of changeset to comment.

SEE ALSO
       bk-changes, bk-citool, bk-import, bk-pending, bk-gfiles,	bk-sta-
       tus, bk-tag, bk-templates

CATEGORY
       Repository

BitKeeper Inc			      1E1		      bk commit(7.3.3)

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