Manual page for RCSMERGE(1)
rcsmerge - merge RCS revisions
incorporates the changes between two revisions
of an RCS file into the corresponding working file.
Pathnames matching an RCS suffix denote RCS files;
all others denote working files.
Names are paired as explained in
At least one revision must be specified with one of the options
described below, usually
At most two revisions may be specified.
If only one revision is specified, the latest
revision on the default branch (normally the highest branch on the trunk)
is assumed for the second revision.
Revisions may be specified numerically or symbolically.
prints a warning if there are overlaps, and delimits
the overlapping regions as explained in
The command is useful for incorporating changes into a checked-out revision.
style keyword substitution.
-kk -r1.1 -r1.2
ignores differences in keyword values when merging the changes from
Send the result to standard output instead of overwriting the working file.
Run quietly; do not print diagnostics.
Merge with respect to revision
Here an empty
stands for the latest revision on the default branch, normally the head.
Emulate RCS version
to characterize RCS files.
Suppose you have released revision 2.8 of
furthermore that after you complete an unreleased revision 3.4, you receive
updates to release 2.8 from someone else.
To combine the updates to 2.8 and your changes between 2.8 and 3.4,
put the updates to 2.8 into file f.c and execute
rcsmerge -p -r2.8 -r3.4 f.c >f.merged.c
Alternatively, if you want to save the updates to 2.8 in the RCS file,
check them in as revision 22.214.171.124 and execute
ci -r126.96.36.199 f.c
co -r3.4 -j2.8:188.8.131.52 f.c
As another example, the following command undoes the changes
between revision 2.4 and 2.8 in your currently checked out revision
rcsmerge -r2.8 -r2.4 f.c
Note the order of the arguments, and that
options prepended to the argument list, separated by spaces.
Exit status is 0 for no overlaps, 1 for some overlaps, 2 for trouble.
Author: Walter F. Tichy.
Revision Number: 5.3; Release Date: 1991/08/19.
Copyright © 1982, 1988, 1989 by Walter F. Tichy.
Copyright © 1990, 1991 by Paul Eggert.
ci(1), co(1), ident(1), merge(1), rcs(1), rcsdiff(1), rcsintro(1), rlog(1),
Walter F. Tichy,
RCS--A System for Version Control,
Software--Practice & Experience
7 (July 1985), 637-654.
Created by unroff & hp-tools.
© by Hans-Peter Bischof. All Rights Reserved (1997).
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