Commit 967b69cd authored by Glenn Morris's avatar Glenn Morris
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New file. Basic man-page, largely from script commentary.

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.\" See section COPYING for copyright and redistribution information.
.TH rcs-checkin 1
rcs-checkin \- check files into RCS
.B rcs-checkin
.RI [ FILE .\|.\|.]
.B rcs-checkin
is a helper script for checking files into RCS. This program is
distributed with
.BR "GNU Emacs" .
This program converts files with an old
.BR Emacs -style
version history for use with the
.B "Emacs 19"
version control interface
.BR VC ,
which likes to use RCS as its back end.
For each file to be processed, the script looks for
.B Emacs
version files related to it. These files are checked in as deltas,
oldest first, so that the contents of the file itself becomes the
latest revision in the master.
The first line of each file is used as its description. The file
itself is not deleted, as under
.B vc-keep-workfiles
at its default of
.BR t ,
but all the version files are.
If an argument file is already version-controlled under RCS, any
version files are added to the list of deltas and deleted, and then
the workfile is checked in again as the latest version. This is
probably not quite what was wanted, and is the main reason VC doesn't
simply call this to do checkins.
In order to make it easier to use
.BR "rcs-checkin *" ,
files which are detectably either RCS masters (with names ending in
.BR ,v )
or Emacs version files (with names containing
.BR ~ )
are ignored.
The program accepts no options.
.I rcs-checkin
was originally written by Paul Eggert. It was revised for use with
.B "GNU Emacs"
by Eric S. Raymond.
.if t \(co
.if n (C)
2008 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
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