rlog - print log messages and other information about RCS files
rlog [ options ] file ...
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
translating 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,
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 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.
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
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
containing 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.
-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.
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.
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
rlog -L -R RCS/*
rlog -L -h RCS/*
rlog -L -l 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
options prepended to the argument list, separated by spaces. See
ci(1) for details.
The exit status is zero if and only if all operations were successful.
Author: Walter F. Tichy.
Manual Page Revision: 1.3; Release Date: 1996/01/31.
Copyright c 1982, 1988, 1989 Walter F. Tichy.
Copyright c 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 Paul Eggert.
ci(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.
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.