Category : Miscellaneous Language Source Code
Archive   : RCS56DOS.ZIP
Filename : RLOG.MAN

Output of file : RLOG.MAN contained in archive : RCS56DOS.ZIP


rlog - print log messages and other information about RCS

rrlloogg [ _o_p_t_i_o_n_s ] _f_i_l_e ...

rrlloogg prints information about RCS files.

Pathnames matching an RCS suffix denote RCS files; all
others denote working files. Names are paired as
explained in ccii(1).

rrlloogg prints the following information for each RCS file:
RCS pathname, working pathname, head (i.e., the number of
the latest revision on the trunk), default branch, access
list, locks, symbolic names, suffix, total number of
revisions, number of revisions selected for printing, and
descriptive text. This is followed by entries for the
selected revisions in reverse chronological order for each
branch. For each revision, rrlloogg prints revision number,
author, date/time, state, number of lines added/deleted
(with respect to the previous revision), locker of the
revision (if any), and log message. All times are
displayed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). Without
options, rrlloogg prints complete information. The options
below restrict this output.

--LL Ignore RCS files that have no locks set. This is
convenient in combination with --hh, --ll, and --RR.

--RR Print only the name of the RCS file. This is
convenient for translating a working pathname into an
RCS pathname.

--hh Print only the RCS pathname, working pathname, head,
default branch, access list, locks, symbolic names,
and suffix.

--tt Print the same as --hh, plus the descriptive text.

--bb Print information about the revisions on the default
branch, normally the highest branch on the trunk.

Print information about revisions with a checkin
date/time in the ranges given by the semicolon-
separated list of _d_a_t_e_s. A range of the form _d_1<<_d_2 or
_d_2>>_d_1 selects the revisions that were deposited
between _d_1 and _d_2 inclusive. A range of the form <<_d
or _d>> selects all revisions dated _d or earlier. A
range of the form _d<< or >>_d selects all revisions dated
_d or later. A range of the form _d selects the single,

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latest revision dated _d or earlier. The date/time
strings _d, _d_1, and _d_2 are in the free format explained
in ccoo(1). Quoting is normally necessary, especially
for << and >>. Note that the separator is a semicolon.

Print information about locked revisions only. In
addition, if the comma-separated list _l_o_c_k_e_r_s of login
names is given, ignore all locks other than those held
by the _l_o_c_k_e_r_s. For example, rrlloogg --LL --RR --llwwfftt RRCCSS//**
prints the name of RCS files locked by the user wwfftt.

prints information about revisions given in the comma-
separated list _r_e_v_i_s_i_o_n_s of revisions and ranges. A
range _r_e_v_1::_r_e_v_2 means revisions _r_e_v_1 to _r_e_v_2 on the
same branch, ::_r_e_v means revisions from the beginning
of the branch up to and including _r_e_v, and _r_e_v:: means
revisions starting with _r_e_v to the end of the branch
containing _r_e_v. An argument that is a branch means
all revisions on that branch. A range of branches
means all revisions on the branches in that range. A
branch followed by a .. means the latest revision in
that branch. A bare --rr with no _r_e_v_i_s_i_o_n_s means the
latest revision on the default branch, normally the

prints information about revisions whose state
attributes match one of the states given in the comma-
separated list _s_t_a_t_e_s.

prints information about revisions checked in by users
with login names appearing in the comma-separated list
_l_o_g_i_n_s. If _l_o_g_i_n_s is omitted, the user's login is

--VV Print s version number.

--VV_n Emulate RCS version _n when generating logs. See ccoo(1)
for more.

Use _s_u_f_f_i_x_e_s to characterize RCS files. See ccii(1) for

rrlloogg prints the intersection of the revisions selected
with the options --dd, --ll, --ss, and --ww, intersected with the
union of the revisions selected by --bb and --rr.

rrlloogg --LL --RR RRCCSS//**
rrlloogg --LL --hh RRCCSS//**

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rrlloogg --LL --ll RRCCSS//**
rrlloogg RRCCSS//**

The first command prints the names of all RCS files in the
subdirectory RRCCSS that have locks. The second command
prints the headers of those files, and the third prints
the headers plus the log messages of the locked revisions.
The last command prints complete information.

options prepended to the argument list, separated
by spaces. See ccii(1) for details.

The exit status is zero if and only if all operations were

Author: Walter F. Tichy.
Revision Number: 5.4; Release Date: 1992/07/28.
Copyright 1982, 1988, 1989 by Walter F. Tichy.
Copyright 1990, 1991, 1992 by Paul Eggert.

ci(1), co(1), ident(1), rcs(1), rcsdiff(1), rcsintro(1),
rcsmerge(1), rcsfile(5)
Walter F. Tichy, RCS--A System for Version Control,
_S_o_f_t_w_a_r_e_-_-_P_r_a_c_t_i_c_e _& _E_x_p_e_r_i_e_n_c_e 1155, 7 (July 1985),

The separator for revision ranges in the --rr option used to
be -- instead of ::, but this leads to confusion when
symbolic names contain --. For backwards compatibility
rrlloogg --rr still supports the old -- separator, but it warns
about this obsolete use.

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  3 Responses to “Category : Miscellaneous Language Source Code
Archive   : RCS56DOS.ZIP
Filename : RLOG.MAN

  1. Very nice! Thank you for this wonderful archive. I wonder why I found it only now. Long live the BBS file archives!

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