Listing the current changes to an RCS file
When you check in a file after changing it, RCS will ask you to
type in a description of what you've done. There is a way to
review your changes on a line-by-line basis. Use the
command to generate a complete list of all the changed lines.
For example, if you have changed a file named
it was locked, you can get the list of changes with this command:
% rcsdiff fooThe output of this command shows the old versions of each line prefaced with a "
<" character and the new versions prefaced with a "
>" character, along with lines that tell what line number was affected. This output is similar to that of the
diffcommand; see the man page for
Once you have reviewed the changes you've made, you are ready to proceed to the next topic: `Checking in a new revision under RCS'.
John Shipman, firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated: 2007/12/05 22:23:14 UT