NAME

      rcsfreeze - freeze a configuration of sources checked in under RCS


SYNOPSIS

      rcsfreeze [name]


DESCRIPTION

      rcsfreeze assigns a symbolic revision number to a set of RCS files
      that form a valid configuration.

      The idea is to run rcsfreeze each time a new version is checked in.  A
      unique symbolic name (C_number, where number is increased each time
      rcsfreeze is run) is then assigned to the most recent revision of each
      RCS file of the main trunk.

      An optional name argument to rcsfreeze gives a symbolic name to the
      configuration.  The unique identifier is still generated and is listed
      in the log file but it will not appear as part of the symbolic
      revision name in the actual RCS files.

      A log message is requested from the user for future reference.

      The shell script works only on all RCS files at one time.  All changed
      files must be checked in already.  Run rcsclean(1) first and see
      whether any sources remain in the current directory.


FILES

      RCS/.rcsfreeze.ver
           version number

      RCS/.rcsfreeze.log
           log messages, most recent first


AUTHOR

      Stephan v. Bechtolsheim


SEE ALSO

      co(1), rcs(1), rcsclean(1), rlog(1)


BUGS

      rcsfreeze does not check whether any sources are checked out and
      modified.

      Although both source file names and RCS file names are accepted, they
      are not paired as usual with RCS commands.

      Error checking is rudimentary.

      rcsfreeze is just an optional example shell script, and should not be
      taken too seriously.  See CVS for a more complete solution.