RLOG(1)                                                                RLOG(1)



NAME
       rlog - print log messages and other information about RCS files

SYNOPSIS
       rlog [ options ] file ...

DESCRIPTION
       rlog 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)  by default; this can be overridden
       with -z.  Without  options,  rlog  prints  complete  information.   The
       options below restrict this output.

       -L  Ignore  RCS  files  that  have no locks set.  This is convenient in
           combination with -h, -l, and -R.

       -R  Print only the name of the RCS file.  This is convenient for trans-
           lating a working pathname into an RCS pathname.

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

       -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,  nor-
           mally the highest branch on the trunk.

       -ddates
           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 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.

       -l[lockers]
           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.

       -r[revisions]
           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 contain-
           ing 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.

       -sstates
           prints information about revisions whose state attributes match one
           of the states given in the comma-separated list states.

       -w[logins]
           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.

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

       -V  Print RCS's version number.

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

       -xsuffixes
           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.

       -zzone 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 special 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

EXAMPLES
           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 command prints complete information.

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

DIAGNOSTICS
       The exit status is zero if and only if all operations were  successful.

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

SEE ALSO
       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.

BUGS
       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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