Viewing a File's Revision Log

Use rlog to view the RCS revision log for a file−−type rlog followed by the name of a file to list all of the revisions of that file.
· To view the revision log for file `novel', type: $ rlog novel RET

RCS file: novel,v
Working file: novel
head: 1.2
locks: strict
access list:
symbolic names:
keyword substitution: kv
total revisions: 2; selected revisions: 2
The Great American Novel.
revision 1.2
date: 1991/06/20 15:31:44; author: leo; state: Exp; lines: +2 −2
Second draft.
revision 1.1
date: 1991/06/21 19:03:58; author: leo; state: Exp;
Initial revision

This command outputs the revision log for the file `novel'; it lists information about the RCS repository, including its name (`novel,v') and the name of the actual file (`novel'). It also shows that there are two revisions−−the first, which was checked in to RCS on 20 June 1991, and the second, which was checked in to RCS the next day, on 21 June 1991.

Posted on: 16/12/2009

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