rlog(1)rlog(1)NAMErlog - print log messages and other information about RCS files
SYNOPSISrlog [options] file...
DESCRIPTIONrlog 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). 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 ear‐
lier. 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 con‐
taining 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 details.
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.
EXAMPLESrlog-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 command prints complete information.
options prepended to the argument list, separated by spaces. See ci(1)
The exit status is zero if and only if all operations were successful.
Author: Walter F. Tichy.
Revision Number: 22.214.171.124; Release Date: 1993/10/07.
Copyright � 1982, 1988, 1989 by Walter F. Tichy.
Copyright � 1990, 1991 by Paul Eggert.
SEE ALSOci(1), co(1), ident(1), rcs(1), rcsdiff(1), rcsintro(1), rcsmerge(1),
Walter F. Tichy, RCS--A System for Version Control, Software--Practice
& Experience 15, 7 (July 1985), 637-654.