rcsfreeze - freeze a configuration of sources checked in under RCS
rcsfreeze assigns a symbolic revision number to a set of RCS files that
form a valid configuration.
The idea is to run rcsfreeze each time a new version is checked in. A
unique symbolic name (C_number, where number is increased each time
rcsfreeze is run) is then assigned to the most recent revision of each
RCS file of the main trunk.
An optional name argument to rcsfreeze gives a symbolic name to the
configuration. The unique identifier is still generated and is listed in
the log file but it will not appear as part of the symbolic revision name
in the actual RCS files.
A log message is requested from the user for future reference.
The shell script works only on all RCS files at one time. All changed
files must be checked in already. Run rcsclean(1) first and see whether
any sources remain in the current directory.
log messages, most recent first
Stephan v. Bechtolsheim
co(1), rcs(1), rcsclean(1), rlog(1), RCSsource(5)
rcsfreeze does not check whether any sources are checked out and
Although both source file names and RCS file names are accepted, they are
not paired as usual with RCS commands.
Error checking is rudimentary.
rcsfreeze is just an optional example shell script, and should not be
taken too seriously. See CVS for a more complete solution.
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