rlog - print log messages and other information about RCS
rlog [ options ] file ...
rlog prints information about RCS files.
Pathnames matching an RCS suffix denote RCS files; all
others denote working files. Names are paired as
explained in ci(1).
rlog 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, rlog 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) by default;
this can be overridden with -z. Without options, rlog
prints complete information. The options below restrict
-L Ignore RCS files that have no locks set. This is convenient
in combination with -h, -l, and -R.
-R Print only the name of the RCS file. This is convenient
for translating a working pathname into an RCS
-h Print only the RCS pathname, working pathname, head,
default branch, access list, locks, symbolic names,
-t Print the same as -h, plus the descriptive text.
-N Do not print the symbolic names.
-b 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 dates. A range of the form d1<d2 or
d2>d1 selects the revisions that were deposited
between d1 and d2 exclusive. A range of the form <d
or d> selects all revisions earlier than d. A range
of the form d< or >d selects all revisions dated later
than d. If < or > is followed by = then the ranges
are inclusive, not exclusive. A range of the form d
selects the single, latest revision dated d or earlier.
The date/time strings d, d1, and d2 are in the
free format explained in co(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 lockers of login
names is given, ignore all locks other than those held
by the lockers. For example, rlog -L -R -lwft RCS/*
prints the name of RCS files locked by the user wft.
prints information about revisions given in the commaseparated
list revisions of revisions and ranges. A
range rev1:rev2 means revisions rev1 to rev2 on the
same branch, :rev means revisions from the beginning
of the branch up to and including rev, and rev: means
revisions starting with rev to the end of the branch
containing rev. 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 -r with no revisions 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 commaseparated
prints information about revisions checked in by users
with login names appearing in the comma-separated list
logins. If logins is omitted, the user's login is
-T This option has no effect; it is present for compatibility
with other RCS commands.
-V Print RCS's version number.
-Vn Emulate RCS version n when generating logs. See co(1)
Use suffixes to characterize RCS files. See ci(1) for
rlog prints the intersection of the revisions selected
with the options -d, -l, -s, and -w, intersected with the
union of the revisions selected by -b and -r.
-zzone specifies the date output format, and specifies the
default time zone for date in the -ddates option.
The zone should be empty, a numeric UTC offset, or
the special string LT for local time. The default
is an empty zone, which uses the traditional RCS
format of UTC without any time zone indication and
with slashes separating the parts of the date; otherwise,
times are output in ISO 8601 format with
time zone indication. For example, if local time
is January 11, 1990, 8pm Pacific Standard Time,
eight hours west of UTC, then the time is output as
option time output
-z 1990/01/12 04:00:00
-zLT 1990-01-11 20:00:00-08
-z+05:30 1990-01-12 09:30:00+05:30
rlog -L -R RCS/*
rlog -L -h RCS/*
rlog -L -l RCS/*
The first command prints the names of all RCS files in the
subdirectory RCS 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 ci(1) for details.
The exit status is zero if and only if all operations were
Author: Walter F. Tichy.
Manual Page Revision: 1.1; Release Date: 1996/08/12.
Copyright (C) 1982, 1988, 1989 Walter F. Tichy.
Copyright (C) 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 Paul
ci(1), co(1), ident(1), rcs(1), rcsdiff(1), rcsintro(1),
Walter F. Tichy, RCS--A System for Version Control,
Software--Practice & Experience 15, 7 (July 1985),
The separator for revision ranges in the -r option used to
be - instead of :, but this leads to confusion when symbolic
names contain -. For backwards compatibility rlog
-r still supports the old - separator, but it warns about
this obsolete use.
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