MirBSD manpage: rlog(1)

RLOG(1)             UNIX Programmer's Manual              RLOG(1)


     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 oth-
     ers denote working files. Names are paired as explained in

     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 revi-
     sions 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 Coor-
     dinated Universal Time (UTC) by default; this can be over-
     ridden with -z. Without options, rlog prints complete infor-
     mation. The options below restrict this output.

     -L  Ignore RCS files that have no locks set. This is con-
         venient 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 pathname.

     -h  Print only the RCS pathname, working pathname, head,
         default branch, access list, locks, symbolic names, and

     -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

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         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 addi-
         tion, 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 attri-
         butes 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

     -T  This option has no effect; it is present for compatibil-
         ity with other RCS commands.

     -V  Print RCS's version number.

     -Vn Emulate RCS version n when generating logs. See co(1)
         for more.

         Use suffixes to characterize RCS files. See ci(1) for

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     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.

          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 spe-
          cial 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 follows:

               option    time output
               -z        1990/01/12 04:00:00        (default)
               -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/*
         rlog  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 com-
     mand prints complete information.


          options prepended to the argument list, separated by
          spaces. See ci(1) for details.

          Local keyword to substitute. See co(1) for details.


     The exit status is zero if and only if all operations were


     Author: Walter F. Tichy.
     Manual Page Revision: 5.9; Release Date: 1995/06/16.
     Copyright (C) 1982, 1988, 1989 Walter F. Tichy.
     Copyright (C) 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 Paul

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     ci(1), co(1), ident(1), rcs(1), rcsdiff(1), rcsintro(1),
     rcsmerge(1), rcsfile(5)
     Walter F. Tichy, RCS--A System for Version Control,
     Software--Practice & Experience 15, 7 (July 1985), 637-654.


     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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