NAMErcsclean - clean up working files
SYNOPSISrcsclean [options] [ file ... ]
DESCRIPTIONrcsclean removes files that are not being worked on. rcsclean -u also unlocks and removes files that are being worked on but have not changed.
For each file given, rcsclean compares the working file and a revision in the corresponding
Files are paired as explained in ci(1). If no file is given, all working files in the current directory are cleaned. Filenames matching an
The number of the revision to which the working file is compared may be attached to any of the options -n, -q, -r, or -u. If no revision number is specified, then if the -u option is given and the caller has one revision locked, rcsclean uses that revision; otherwise rcsclean uses the latest revision on the default branch, normally the root.
- Use subst style keyword substitution when retrieving the revision for comparison. See co(1) for details.
- Do not actually remove any files or unlock any revisions. Using this option will tell you what rcsclean would do without actually doing it.
- Do not log the actions taken on standard output.
- This option has no effect other than specifying the revision for comparison.
Preserve the modification time on the RCSfile even if theRCSfile changes because a lock is removed. This option can suppress extensive recompilation caused by a make(1) dependency of some other copy of the working file on theRCSfile. Use this option with care; it can suppress recompilation even when it is needed, i.e. when the lock removal would mean a change to keyword strings in the other working file.
- Unlock the revision if it is locked and no difference is found.
Print RCS's version number.
Emulate RCSversion n. See co(1) for details.
to characterize RCSfiles. See ci(1) for details.
- Use zone as the time zone for keyword substitution; see co(1) for details.
- rcsclean *.c *.h
removes all working files ending in .c or .h that were not changed since their checkout.
removes all working files in the current directory that were not changed since their checkout.
FILESrcsclean accesses files much as ci(1) does.
Options prepended to the argument list, separated by spaces.
A backslash escapes spaces within an option.
RCSINIToptions are prepended to the argument lists of mostRCScommands. UsefulRCSINIToptions include -q, -V, -x, and -z.
Normally, for speed, commands either memory map or copy into memory
the RCSfile if its size is less than the memory-limit, currently defaulting to ``unlimited''. Otherwise (or if the initially-tried speedy ways fail), the commands fall back to using standard i/o routines. You can adjust the memory limit by settingRCS_MEM_LIMITto a numeric value lim (measured in kilobytes). An empty value is silently ignored. As a side effect, specifyingRCS_MEM_LIMITinhibits fall-back to slower routines.
Name of the temporary directory.
If not set, the environment variables
TMPandTEMPare inspected instead and the first value found is taken; if none of them are set, a host-dependent default is used, typically /tmp.
DIAGNOSTICSThe exit status is zero if and only if all operations were successful. Missing working files and
IDENTIFICATIONAuthor: Walter F. Tichy.
Manual Page Revision: 5.9.4; Release Date: 2015-06-21.
Copyright © 2010-2015 Thien-Thi Nguyen.
Copyright © 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993 Paul Eggert.
Copyright © 1982, 1988, 1989 Walter F. Tichy.
SEE ALSOci(1), co(1), ident(1), rcs(1), rcsdiff(1), rcsmerge(1), rlog(1), rcsfile(5).
Walter F. Tichy,
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