checkout - check out files from a RCS library and locks RCS files
checkout [-i] [-ddate] [-lrev] [-qrev] [ -frev] [-rrev] [-urev] [-kkv]
[-kkvl] [-kk] [-ko] [-kv] [-xsuffixes] [-prev] [-Mrev] [-sstate] [-
wlogin] [-O] [-g grp] [ file...]
The command checkout exports files from a RCS library and copies them
to the current directory for editing. The corresponding RCS files are
locked. The command corresponds to the menu command Check Out from the
Softbench Version menu.
If the specified file version has the state Obsolete, it will not be
checked until the -O option is specified.
file... denotes files to be checked out. A wild card naming may be
used when specifying files.
-i Ask for each check out.
Retreives the lates revision on the selected branch whose checkin
date/time is less than or equal to date. The date and time may be
given in free format (see co(1).
Update and lock the RCS file. This option should be used when the
file is going to be modified (-l is always set by default).
Do not write a log message on the screen.
Force updating independently of if the file is up to date or not
(-f is always set by default).
Retreives the lates revision whose number is less than or equal
to rev. If rev indicates a branch rather than a revision, the
lates revision on that branch is retreived. If rev is omitted,
the latest revision on the default branch is retreived. If rev is
$, checkout determines the revision number from keyword values in
the working file. Otherwise, a revision is composed of one or
more numeric or symbolic fiellds separated by periods.
same as -r, except that it that it unlocks the retreived revision
if it was locked by the caller. If rev is omitted, -u retrieves
the revision locked by the caller, if there is one; otherwise, it
retreives the lates version on the default branch.
-O Checkout even if the version has the state Obsolete.
-kkv Generate keyword strings using the default form.
Like -kkv, except that a lockers name is always inserted if the
given revision is currently locked.
-kk Generate only keyword name in keyword strings; omit their values.
-ko Generate the old keyword string, present in the working file just
before it was checked in.
-kv Generate only keyword values for keyword strings.
Use suffixes to characterize RCS files. See checkin() for
Prints the retreived revision on standard output, rather than
storing it in the working file.
Set the modification time on the new working file to be the date
of the retreived revision. Use this option with care; it can
Retreives the lates revision on the selected branch whose state
is set to state.
Retreives the lates revision on the selected branch which was
checked in by the user with login name login. If the login is
omitted, the caller's login is assumed.
Select files that belong to the group grp.
checkout -i project*
lsver(1), cover(1), co(1)
Ivica Crnkovic, Marco Mohle