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
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). Without
options, rlog prints complete information. The options
below restrict this output. Ignore RCS files that have no
locks set. This is convenient in combination with -h, -l,
and -R. Print only the name of the RCS file. This is convenient
for translating a working pathname into an RCS
pathname. Print only the RCS pathname, working pathname,
head, default branch, access list, locks, symbolic names,
and suffix. Print the same as -h, plus the descriptive
text. 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 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, 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 comma-separated 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 trunk. prints information
about revisions whose state attributes match one of the
states given in the comma-separated list states. 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 assumed. Emulate
RCS version n when generating logs. See co(1) for more.
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.
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.
rlog -L -R RCS/* rlog -L -h RCS/* rlog -L -l RCS/* rlog
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.
Revision Number: 220.127.116.11; Release Date: 1993/10/07.
Copyright (C) 1982, 1988, 1989 by Walter F. Tichy.
Copyright (C) 1990, 1991 by Paul Eggert.
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), 637-654.
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