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.

       -c  Print  the commitid if available.  -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  1982, 1988, 1989 Walter F. Tichy.
       Copyright  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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