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Adding ID keywords in an RCS file

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An ID keyword is just a string of characters in your file that will be updated automatically by RCS to reflect the latest version number. It's not necessary to have ID keywords in your file, but it can help you keep different versions straight.

The easiest way to get the version number information into your file is to include the string "$Header$" somewhere in your file. Whenever you check out a new version with the co command, RCS will add version information before the second "$".

Here are all the possible ID keywords:


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John Shipman, john@nmt.edu
Last updated: 1995/12/06 21:16:34 UT
URL: http://www.nmt.edu/tcc/help/tool/rcs/idkeys.html
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