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RCCS(1)			       Programmers tools		       RCCS(1)

NAME
       rccs - apply RCS	commands to sets of files

SYNOPSIS
       rccs command [ options ]	[ filename and/or directory ...	 ]

DESCRIPTION
       rccs  is	 a perl	script that tries to emulate the Berkeley SCCS program
       for RCS.	 If your fingers know how to type commands to  SCCS,  just  do
       the same	thing to rccs.

       A  subset  of  the  SCCS	commands are implemented, the ones that	I use.
       Some new	commands have been added.  It is easy to  add  more  commands,
       see the Example routine at the bottom of	rccs to	see how.

       This  interface	does  not require a list of files/directories for most
       commands; the implied list is *,v  and/or  RCS/*,v.   Destructive  com-
       mands,  such  as	 clean -f, unedit, unget, do not have an implied list.
       In other	words, rccs diffs is the same  as  rccs	 diffs	RCS  but  rccs
       unedit is not the same as rccs unedit RCS.

COMMANDS
       options Note that RCS options are typically passed through to RCS.  The
	       options that made sense to SCCS commands	are translated to  RCS
	       options.

       ci	 Alias for delta.  Checks in files.

       clean [-e] [-f] [-d|y'message'] [files]
		 Without  any  arguments,  this	command	removes	all files that
		 are read only and have	an associated RCS file.	 With  the  -e
		 argument,  clean  removes  files  that	 have been checked out
		 writable but have not been modified.  The -d|y|m  option  may
		 be  combined  with  -e	to check in the	set of files that have
		 been modified.	 With the -f option, clean removes all working
		 files,	 including  files  that	 have  been modified since the
		 check out.  Be	careful.

       co	 Alias for get.	 Checks	out files.

       create [-y|d'message'] [-g] files
		 Initial check in of files to the RCS system.  The  files  are
		 then  checked	out  readonly unless the -g option is present.
		 The -y	or -d options may be used to set the descriptive  text
		 message.   Differs  from  SCCS	in that	the original files are
		 not preserved.

       deledit	 Alias for delta followed by a get -e.

       delget	 Alias for delta followed by a get.

       delta [-y|d'message'] [-q] [files]
		 Check in a delta of the file.	-q is changed to RCS'  -s  and
		 means	to  be	quiet about hwat is happening.	-y'message' or
		 -d'message' or	-m'message' all	get sent through to RCS	as the
		 check in message.  No other arguments are translated.

       diffs [-C|c] [-r<rev>] [-sdiff] [files]
		 Shows	changes	 between  the  working files and the RCS file.
		 Note that the files do	not  need  to  be  checked  out,  only
		 writable.  -C or -c means do a	context	diff.  -sdiff means do
		 a side	by side	diff.  The sdiff option	will figure  out  your
		 screen	 width	if  it knows how - see the source to make this
		 work on your system.

       edit	 Alias for get -e.

       enter	 Alias for create -g.

       fix	 Useful	if you just checked in the file	and then realized  you
		 forgot	 something.  The fix command will remove the top delta
		 from the history and leave you	with an	editable working  file
		 with the top delta as the contents.

       get [-e]	[-p] [-k] [-s] [files]
		 Get,  or  check out, the file.	 Without any options, get just
		 gets the latest revision of the RCS file in the working file.
		 With -e, check	out the	file writable.	With -p, send the file
		 to stdout.  With -k, supress expansion	of  key	 words.	  With
		 -s, be	quiet about what is happening.

       help	 Get a brief help screen of information.

       history [files]
		 Print the RCS history (my format) of the specified files.

       info [files]
		 Print the list	of files being edited.

       print	 Alias	for  a	loop that prints the history of	each file fol-
		 lowed by the contents of the file.

       prs	 Alias for history.

       prt	 Alias for history.

       unedit	 Alias for clean -f.

       unget	 Alias for clean -f.

GLOBAL OPTIONS
       -debug	 Turn on debugging.  Used when debugging rccs itself.

       -verbose	 Be more verbose about what is happening.

EXAMPLES
       To start	off, add a bunch of files to RCS: rccs	create	-y'my  program
       name'  myprog.c	myprog.h  Now  let's  edit them	all: rccs get -e If we
       didn't change anything, the following gives us a	clean directory:  rccs
       clean  -e If we changed myprog.h, the following gives us	a clean	direc-
       tory after checking in myprog.h:	rccs clean -e -d'some message'	If  we
       want to see what	we changed: rccs diffs

SEE ALSO
       RCS commands, SCCS commands, sdiff(1), perl(1).

TODO
       It would	be nice	to implement a -i option that prompted before each ac-
       tion, especially	the destructive	ones.

lm@sgi.com			   Nov,	1995			       RCCS(1)

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