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RCSCLEAN(1)							   RCSCLEAN(1)

       rcsclean - clean up working files

       rcsclean [options] [ file ... ]

       rcsclean	 removes  working  files that were checked out and never modi‐
       fied.  For each file given, rcsclean compares the working  file	and  a
       revision	 in  the corresponding RCS file.  If it finds a difference, it
       does nothing.  Otherwise, it first  unlocks  the	 revision  if  the  -u
       option  is  given, and then removes the working file unless the working
       file is writable and the revision is locked.  It logs  its  actions  by
       outputting  the corresponding rcs -u and rm -f commands on the standard

       If no file is given, all working files in  the  current	directory  are
       cleaned.	 Pathnames matching an RCS suffix denote RCS files; all others
       denote working files.  Names are paired as explained in ci(1).

       The number of the revision to which the working file is compared may be
       attached	 to any of the options -n, -q, -r, or -u.  If no revision num‐
       ber is specified, then if the -u option is given and the caller has one
       revision	 locked,  rcsclean uses that revision; otherwise rcsclean uses
       the latest revision on the default branch, normally the root.

       rcsclean is useful for clean targets  in	 Makefiles.   See  also	 rcsd‐
       iff(1),	which  prints  out  the differences, and ci(1), which normally
       asks whether to check in a file if it was not changed.

	      Use subst style keyword substitution when retrieving  the	 revi‐
	      sion for comparison.  See co(1) for details.

	      Do not actually remove any files or unlock any revisions.	 Using
	      this option will tell you what rcsclean would do	without	 actu‐
	      ally doing it.

	      Do not log the actions taken on standard output.

	      This option has no effect other than specifying the revision for

	      Unlock the revision if it is locked and no difference is found.

       -Vn    Emulate RCS version n.  See co(1) for details.

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

	      rcsclean	*.c  *.h

       removes all working files ending in .c or  .h  that  were  not  changed
       since their checkout.


       removes	all  working  files  in	 the  current  directory that were not
       changed since their checkout.

       rcsclean accesses files much as ci(1) does.

	      options prepended to the argument list, separated by spaces.   A
	      backslash	 escapes spaces within an option.  The RCSINIT options
	      are prepended to the argument lists of most RCS commands.	  Use‐
	      ful RCSINIT options include -q, -V, and -x.

       The  exit status is zero if and only if all operations were successful.
       Missing working files and RCS files are silently ignored.

       Author: Walter F. Tichy.
       Revision Number: 1.8; Release Date: 1991/11/03.
       Copyright © 1982, 1988, 1989 by Walter F. Tichy.
       Copyright © 1990, 1991 by Paul Eggert.

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

       At least one file must be given in older Unix versions that do not pro‐
       vide the needed directory scanning operations.

GNU				  1991/11/03			   RCSCLEAN(1)

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