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aegis -New_PRoject(1)	    General Commands Manual	 aegis -New_PRoject(1)

	aegis new project - create a new project

	aegis -New_PRoject project-name	[ option...  ]
	aegis -New_PRoject -List [ option...  ]
	aegis -New_PRoject -Help

	The aegis -New_PRoject command is used to create a new project.	 The
	project	is created as an empty directory structure with	no staff ex-
	cept the administrator,	no changes, and	branches to implement the ver-
	sion specified.

	Please note: unless you	specify	a version (see the -version option,
	below) this command will default to creating branches to support ver-
	sion 1.0.  If you discovered this too late, all	is not lost: you can
	use the	aenbru(1) command to get rid of	the branches you didn't	want.

	The project directory, under which the project baseline	and history
	and state and change data are kept, will be created at this time.  If
	the -DIRectory option is not given, the	project	directory will be cre-
	ated in	the directory specified	by the default_project_directory field
	of aeuconf(5), or if not set in	current	user's home directory; in ei-
	ther case with the same	name as	the project.

	The project is created with the	current	user and group as the owning
	user and group.	 The current user is an	administrator for the project.
	The project has	no developers, reviewers, integrators or other admin-
	istrators.  The	project's umask	is derived from	the current user's
	umask, but guaranteeing	that group members will	have access and	that
	only the project owner will have write access.

	The project pointer will be added to the first element of the search
	path, or /usr/local/com	if no path is set.  If this is inappropriate,
	use the	-LIBrary option	to explicitly set the desired location.	 See
	the -LIBrary option for	more information.

	You may	specify	the project version in two ways:

	1. The version number may be implicit in the project name, in which
	   case	the version numbers will be stripped off.  For example,	"aenpr
	   example.1.2"	will create a project called "example" with branch
	   number 1 created, and sub-branch 2 of branch	1 created.

	2. The version number may be stated explicitly,	in which case it will
	   be subdivided for branch numbers.  For example, "aenpr example
	   -version 1.2" will create a project called "example"	with branch
	   number 1 created, and sub-branch 2 of branch	1 created.

	In each	case, these branches may be named wherever a project name may
	be given, such as "-p example.1" and "-p example-1.2".	The actual
	punctuation character is unimportant.

	You may	have any depth of version numbers you like.  Both methods of
	specifying version numbers may be used,	and they will be combined.  If
	you want no version numbers at all, use	-version with a	single dash as
	the argument, as in "-version -"

	If no version number is	given, either explicitly or implicitly,	ver-
	sion 1.0 is used.

   Project Directory Location
	Please Note: Aegis also	consults the underlying	file system, to	deter-
	mine its notion	of maximum file	size.  Where the file system's maximum
	file size is less than maximum_filename_length,	the filesystem wins.
	This can happen, for example, when you are using the Linux UMSDOS file
	system,	or when	you have an NFS	mounted	an ancient V7 filesystem.
	Setting	maximum_filename_length	to 255 in these	cases does not alter
	the fact that the underlying file systems limits are far smaller (12
	and 14,	respectively).

	If your	development directories	(or your whole project)	is on filesys-
	tems with filename limitations,	or a portion of	the heterogeneous
	builds take place in such an environment, it helps to tell Aegis what
	they are (using	the project config file's fields) so that you don't
	run into the situation where the project builds	on the more permissive
	environments, but fails	with mysterious	errors in the more limited en-

	If your	development directories	are routinely on a Linux UMSDOS
	filesystem, you	would probably be better off setting dos_filename_re-
	quired = true, and also	changing the development_directory_template
	field.	Heterogeneous development with various Windows environments
	may also require this.

	The following options are understood:

	-DIRectory path
		This option may	be used	to specify which directory is to be
		used.  It is an	error if the current user does not have	appro-
		priate permissions to create the directory path	given.	This
		must be	an absolute path.

		Caution: If you	are using an automounter do not	use `pwd` to
		make an	absolute path, it usually gives	the wrong answer.

		Edit the attributes with a text	editor,	this is	usually	more
		convenient than	supplying a text file.	The VISUAL and then
		EDITOR environment variables are consulted for the name	of the
		editor to use; defaults	to vi(1) if neither is set.  See the
		visual_command and editor_command fields in aeuconf(1) for how
		to override this specifically for Aegis.

		Warning: Aegis tries to	be well	behaved	when faced with	er-
		rors, so the temporary file is left in your home directory
		where you can edit it further and re-use it with a -file op-

		The -edit option may not be used in the	background, or when
		the standard input is not a terminal.

		Edit the attributes with a dumb	text editor, this is most of-
		ten desired when edit commands are being piped into the	editor
		via the	standard input.	 Only the EDITOR environment variable
		is consulted for the name of the editor	to use;	it is a	fatal
		error if it is not set.	 See the editor_command	field in aeu-
		conf(1)	for how	to override this specifically for Aegis.

	-File filename
		Take the attributes from the specified file.  The filename `-'
		is understood to mean the standard input.

		This option may	be used	to obtain more information about how
		to use the aegis program.

	-Keep	This option may	be used	to re-attach a project detached	using
		aermpr -keep and possibly moved	by the system administrator.

	-LIBrary abspath
		This option may	be used	to specify a directory to be searched
		for global state files and user	state files.  (See aegstate(5)
		and aeustate(5)	for more information.)	Several	library	op-
		tions may be present on	the command line, and are search in
		the order given.  Appended to this explicit search path	are
		the directories	specified by the AEGIS_PATH environment	vari-
		able (colon separated),	and finally, /usr/local/lib/aegis is
		always searched.  All paths specified, either on the command
		line or	in the AEGIS_PATH environment variable,	must be	abso-

		This option may	be used	to obtain a list of suitable subjects
		for this command.  The list may	be more	general	than expected.

		This option may	be used	to cause listings to produce the bare
		minimum	of information.	 It is usually useful for shell

		This option may	be used	to cause aegis to produce more output.
		By default aegis only produces output on errors.  When used
		with the -List option this option causes column	headings to be

	-VERSion number
		This option may	be used	to specify the version number for the
		project.  Version numbers are implemented as branches.	Use a
		single dash ("-") as the argument if you want no version
		branches created.

	-Wait	This option may	be used	to require Aegis commands to wait for
		access locks, if they cannot be	obtained immediately.  De-
		faults to the user's lock_wait_preference if not specified,
		see aeuconf(5) for more	information.

		This option may	be used	to require Aegis commands to emit a
		fatal error if access locks cannot be obtained immediately.
		Defaults to the	user's lock_wait_preference if not specified,
		see aeuconf(5) for more	information.

	See also aegis(1) for options common to	all aegis commands.

	All options may	be abbreviated;	the abbreviation is documented as the
	upper case letters, all	lower case letters and underscores (_) are op-
	tional.	 You must use consecutive sequences of optional	letters.

	All options are	case insensitive, you may type them in upper case or
	lower case or a	combination of both, case is not important.

	For example: the arguments "-project", "-PROJ" and "-p"	are all	inter-
	preted to mean the -Project option.  The argument "-prj" will not be
	understood, because consecutive	optional characters were not supplied.

	Options	and other command line arguments may be	mixed arbitrarily on
	the command line, after	the function selectors.

	The GNU	long option names are understood.  Since all option names for
	aegis are long,	this means ignoring the	extra leading '-'.  The	"--op-
	tion=value" convention is also understood.

	The recommended	alias for this command is
	csh%	alias aenpr 'aegis -npr	\!* -v'
	sh$	aenpr(){aegis -npr "$@"	-v}

	It is an error if the project name already exists.
	It is an error if the project directory	already	exists.
	It is an error if the current user does	not have sufficient permis-
	sions to create	the directory specified	with the -DIRectory option.

	The aegis command will exit with a status of 1 on any error.  The
	aegis command will only	exit with a status of 0	if there are no	er-

	See aegis(1) for a list	of environment variables which may affect this
	command.  See aepconf(5) for the project configuration file's
	project_specific field for how to set environment variables for	all
	commands executed by Aegis.

	aena(1)	add a new administrator	to a project

		Remove a new branch.  This can often be	useful if aenpr(1)
		created	some default branches for you, and now you want	to get
		rid of them.

	aenc(1)	add a new change to a project

	aend(1)	add a new developer to a project

		create a new project from an existing project

		add a new reviewer to a	project

		remove project

		user configuration file	format

	aegis version 4.25.D510
	Copyright (C) 1991, 1992, 1993,	1994, 1995, 1996, 1997,	1998, 1999,
	2000, 2001, 2002, 2003,	2004, 2005, 2006, 2007,	2008, 2009, 2010,
	2011, 2012 Peter Miller

	The aegis program comes	with ABSOLUTELY	NO WARRANTY; for details use
	the 'aegis -VERSion License' command.  This is free software and you
	are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions; for details
	use the	'aegis -VERSion	License' command.

	Peter Miller   E-Mail:
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