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COMB(1)								       COMB(1)

NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     comb - combine SCCS deltas

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     comb [ -o ][ -s ][	-p sid][ -c list] files

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     comb generates a shell procedure [see sh(1)] which, when run, will
     reconstruct the given SCCS	files.	The reconstructed files	will,
     hopefully,	be smaller than	the original files.  The arguments may be
     specified in any order, but all keyletter arguments apply to all named
     SCCS files.  If a directory is named, comb	behaves	as though each file in
     the directory were	specified as a named file, except that non-SCCS	files
     (last component of	the path name does not begin with s.)  and unreadable
     files are silently	ignored.  If a name of - is given, the standard	input
     is	read; each line	of the input is	taken to be the	name of	an SCCS	file
     to	be processed; non-SCCS files and unreadable files are silently
     ignored.  The generated shell procedure is	written	on the standard

     The keyletter arguments are as follows.  Each is explained	as though only
     one named file is to be processed,	but the	effects	of any keyletter
     argument apply independently to each named	file.

     -o	  For each get -e generated, this argument causes the reconstructed
	  file to be accessed at the release of	the delta to be	created,
	  otherwise the	reconstructed file would be accessed at	the most
	  recent ancestor.  Use	of the -o keyletter may	decrease the size of
	  the reconstructed SCCS file.	It may also alter the shape of the
	  delta	tree of	the original file.

     -s	  This argument	causes comb to generate	a shell	procedure which, when
	  run, will produce a report giving, for each file:  the file name,
	  size (in blocks) after combining, original size (also	in blocks),
	  and percentage change	computed by:
			 100 * (original - combined) / original
	  It is	recommended that before	any SCCS files are actually combined,
	  one should use this option to	determine exactly how much space is
	  saved	by the combining process.

	  The CCS IDentification string	(SID) of the oldest delta to be
	  preserved.  All older	deltas are discarded in	the reconstructed

     -c	list A
	  list (see get(1) for the syntax of a list) of	deltas to be
	  preserved.  All other	deltas are discarded.

     If	no keyletter arguments are specified, comb will	preserve only leaf
     deltas and	the minimal number of ancestors	needed to preserve the tree.

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COMB(1)								       COMB(1)

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

     s.COMB	   The name of the reconstructed SCCS file.
     comb?????	   Temporary.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     admin(1), delta(1), get(1), help(1), prs(1), sh(1), sccsfile(4)

DIAGNOSTICS    [Toc]    [Back]

     Use help(1) for explanations.

BUGS    [Toc]    [Back]

     comb may rearrange	the shape of the tree of deltas.  It may not save any
     space; in fact, it	is possible for	the reconstructed file to actually be
     larger than the original.

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