rcsfreeze - freeze a configuration of sources checked in
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 num-
ber 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
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)
rcsfreeze does not check whether any sources are checked
out and modified.
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
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