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Checking in a new revision under RCS

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Whenever you have a version of your file that you want to archive with RCS, check it in with the ci command:

    % ci foo
    RCS/foo,v  <--  foo
    new revision: 1.2; previous revision: 1.1
    enter log message, terminated with single '.' or end of file:
The >> prompt tells you to type a summary of the changes made since the last version. (See `Listing the current changes to an RCS file' for a discussion on how to review the changes you have made.)

Type one or more lines describing your recent changes, and end by typing a line containing only a period (.).

This procedure will delete your working copy. Use co -l to check out a new working (writeable) copy (see `Locking a file under RCS control'), or use co to check out a read-only copy (see `Checking out a read-only file under RCS').

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See also: What does a source code control system do?
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Last updated: 1995/12/06 21:16:34 UT
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