RCSFREEZE(1)              USER COMMANDS              RCSFREEZE(1)

     rcsfreeze  -  freeze  a  configuration of sources checked in
     under RCS

     rcsfreeze [name]

     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 gener­
     ated 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 refer­

     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.

          version number

          log messages, most recent first

     Stephan v. Bechtolsheim

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

     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  com­
     plete solution.

GNU                  Last change: 1990/11/13                    1