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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.

       -v[string]
	   Print  only	the  working  pathname and tip-revision.  The optional
	   string is prepended to the outputline.

       -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: 1.8.56.1.6.1; Release Date: 2010/12/21.
       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.

GNU				  2010/12/21			       RLOG(1)
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