Functionally RCS and SCCS (up to revision ) are similar, with SCCS now having RCS uses fewer intermediate files while applying a delta to a history file . Reviewer: John R. Levine. SCCS and RCS are two classic sets of Unix tools. They both do the same thing, namely, track changes to text files by keeping. A version control file contains the original file (called a g-file in SCCS) together with all the changes, or deltas, that have been applied to it. Each delta is.

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Note that these files will not be locked, so others will be able to check them out; if you want to work on your specific file, you will have to check it out and lock it while you’re working on it, as so: If you’ve already made an RCS subdirectory, then the file will be created there.

Using RCS with TCB Reports The first step for using apolying RCS trees is to create a sub-directory in your home directory for the report; this will hold your local copies of the data, which you can work on without modifying the other users’ data.

You do this scs the -m option to ci as we’ve mentioned a few times in other contexts. Both systems can maintain separate lines of development for each file.

Locks the specified SID s from being retrieved for editing. RCS can assign symbolic names to revisions so that configurations of modules can be described simply and directly. You may enter as much text as you like in response, ending your input with a line containing a period by itself. You can give a description either as the value to -t or in a file, which you name using -t. This command would check in qpplying current sccs of xform. Each option begins with a hyphen, which is what distinguishes it from a filename.


The check-out is aborted unconditionally. RCS file name, working file name, head the number of the latest revision on the trunkdefault branch, access list, locks, symbolic names, number of abd and descriptive text.

RCS – Revision Control System

If you want to remove the working file, you have to do that yourself with rm 1. As we’ve seen, the ci command asks you for a description when you create an RCS file, as well as when znd add a revision to one. Apllying you invoke rcsclean with no arguments, it will process all of the working files in the current directory.

A standard header containing the full pathname of the RCS file, the revision number, the date, the author, the state, and the locker if locked.

Note that these files will not be apolying, so others will be able to check them out; if you want to work on your specific file, you will have to check it out and lock it while you’re working on it, as so:. Equivalent to the sccs unedit command. That said, let’s see what SCCS has to offer.

This simplicity is a strong point of the system.

Equivalent to the unget command. So a simple example of creating an RCS file is.

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Also, if your test builds are taking too long, you may want to build appling local disk space instead of the shared file system. In this case you don’t have the option of forcing the check-out to proceed, so co doesn’t ask whether you want to. Any commands rcsclean executes are echoed to its standard output so you can see what’s going on.

At this point, co expects a response from you that starts with y or n –responding with nor with anything other than a word beginning with ywill cause co to abort the check-out. For instance, the last check-in that we showed could be phrased as. And if you want to continue the description over more than one line, you’ll have to use whatever convention your shell supports for continuing a command line. Say, for instance, you’re archiving sources distributed from outside your group, you’ve moved a new distribution into place, and now you want to check in the new version of each file.


If you take this approach, though, you won’t want to be typing horrendously long command lines all the time. You might use -p if you wanted to have more than rds revision of a file checked out simultaneously–you could check out all but one revision with -p into files with special names. Searches the checked-in file for scc markers, and assigns them to new revisions.

To set a lock without creating a working file, use the command rcs -l. The user name can be a group ID; all users in that group are removed. Finally, we presented rcsclean to remove unmodified working files. This will check out all current files in the RCS directory. Supported by sccs Command. Each one contains the description that was originally entered for that revision.

Without this flag, skipped releases do not appear in the s-file. Both systems provide a way to merge changes to a file from two separate lines of development.

Specifies the default SID to be used on a get or edit command. You might use -f if you had copied some outdated copy of the file into your work area but now wanted to overwrite it with a current copy from the archive file.

As you can see, the current output confirms that a lock has been set on the sccss of xform.