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RCSMERGE(1)		    General Commands Manual		   RCSMERGE(1)

       rcsmerge	- merge	RCS revisions

       rcsmerge	[options] file

       rcsmerge	 incorporates the changes between two revisions	of an RCS file
       into the	corresponding working file.

       Pathnames matching an RCS suffix	denote RCS files;  all	others	denote
       working files.  Names are paired	as explained in	ci(1).

       At  least  one  revision	 must be specified with	one of the options de-
       scribed below, usually -r.  At most two revisions may be	specified.  If
       only  one  revision  is	specified,  the	latest revision	on the default
       branch (normally	the highest branch on the trunk) is  assumed  for  the
       second  revision.   Revisions  may be specified numerically or symboli-

       rcsmerge	prints a warning if there are overlaps,	and delimits the over-
       lapping	regions	 as  explained in merge(1).  The command is useful for
       incorporating changes into a checked-out	revision.

       -A     Output conflicts using the -A style of diff3(1), if supported by
	      diff3.  This merges all changes leading from file2 to file3 into
	      file1, and generates the most verbose output.

       -E, -e These options specify conflict styles that generate less	infor-
	      mation  than  -A.	 See diff3(1) for details.  The	default	is -E.
	      With -e, rcsmerge	does not warn about conflicts.

	      Use subst	style keyword substitution.  See  co(1)	 for  details.
	      For example, -kk -r1.1 -r1.2 ignores differences in keyword val-
	      ues when merging the changes from	1.1 to 1.2.  It	normally  does
	      not  make	 sense	to merge binary	files as if they were text, so
	      rcsmerge refuses to merge	files if -kb expansion is used.

	      Send the result to standard output instead  of  overwriting  the
	      working file.

	      Run quietly; do not print	diagnostics.

	      Merge  with  respect  to revision	rev.  Here an empty rev	stands
	      for the latest revision on  the  default	branch,	 normally  the

       -T     This  option has no effect; it is	present	for compatibility with
	      other RCS	commands.

       -V     Print RCS's version number.

       -Vn    Emulate RCS version n.  See co(1)	for details.

	      Use suffixes to characterize RCS files.  See ci(1) for details.

       -zzone Use zone as the time zone	for keyword substitution.   See	 co(1)
	      for details.

       Suppose you have	released revision 2.8 of f.c.  Assume furthermore that
       after you complete an unreleased	revision 3.4, you receive  updates  to
       release	2.8 from someone else.	To combine the updates to 2.8 and your
       changes between 2.8 and 3.4, put	the updates to 2.8 into	file  f.c  and

	   rcsmerge  -p	 -r2.8	-r3.4  f.c  >f.merged.c

       Then  examine  f.merged.c.   Alternatively, if you want to save the up-
       dates to	2.8 in the RCS file, check them	in as revision and ex-
       ecute co	-j:

	   ci  -r2.8.1.1  f.c
	   co  -r3.4  -j2.8:  f.c

       As  another  example,  the following command undoes the changes between
       revision	2.4 and	2.8 in your currently checked out revision in f.c.

	   rcsmerge  -r2.8  -r2.4  f.c

       Note the	order of the arguments,	and that f.c will be overwritten.

	      options prepended	to the argument	 list,	separated  by  spaces.
	      See ci(1)	for details.

       Exit status is 0	for no overlaps, 1 for some overlaps, 2	for trouble.

       Author: Walter F. Tichy.
       Manual Page Revision: 1.5; Release Date:	1999/08/27.
       Copyright (C) 1982, 1988, 1989 Walter F.	Tichy.
       Copyright (C) 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995	Paul Eggert.

       ci(1),  co(1),  ident(1),  merge(1),  rcs(1),  rcsdiff(1), rcsintro(1),
       rlog(1),	rcsfile(5)
       Walter F. Tichy,	RCS--A System for Version Control,  Software--Practice
       _ Experience 15,	7 (July	1985), 637-654.

GNU				  1999/08/27			   RCSMERGE(1)


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