Flags are set and cleared with the
admin program. See admin.
- Enable branch deltas: this enables the -b option of get
- This flag indicates that the file controlled by this sccs file is a
binary file, and hence the body of the sccs file is uuencoded.
This flag can only be set with the -b option of
the time the file is created (or if admin takes it upon itself to set
this flag automatically), and cannot be unset. The circumstances under
which this can happen are discussed in Interoperability.
- This flag is specific to the BitKeeper suite, and is only
supported if cssc has recognised the file as a BitKeeper file.
cssc does not understand the significance of this flag.
delta exit unsuccessfully when the
‘Warning: No id keywords’ message is issued.
- Enables concurrent updates: if you try to get a revision for editing,
this normally fails if another user already has the file locked.
Setting the ‘j’ flag overrides this.
- Create empty releases when the -r option to
get is used to
skip releases. These empty releases can later serve as branch
- Sets the executable bit on the g-file. This flag is a SCO OpenServer
extension and is not supported by other versions of sccs.
Setting this flag with
admin -fx generates a warning to this
effect. If cssc is simply processing a file which already has
this flag set, no message will be generated. See
Interoperability for more information on compatibility between
cssc and other implementations of sccs.
- Set the release ceiling. Releases higher than the ceiling cannot be
- Set the release floor. Releases lower then the release floor cannot be
- Set the default delta which is used when the
get command is given
without the -r option. The default behaviour for
defined in get.
- Set the locked release list. These releases cannot be checked out with
get -e. The special value ‘a’ denotes all releases.
- Sets the value substituted for the ‘%Q%’ keyword as described in
Keyword Substitution. This flag is referred to in the output of
sccs as ‘csect name’, and is variously referred to here as
that, or the “user flag” or the “Q flag”.
- Sets the overridden value for the ‘%M%’ keyword as described in
- Sets the value for the ‘%Y%’ keyword as described in Keyword Substitution.
- Sets the name of the program used to validate mr (modification
request) numbers; mrs are described in Modification Request Numbers. This flag can be set to the empty string, in which case
mrs are allowed and the validation silently succeeds without any
program being run.
- By default, all keywords are expanded in the gotten file.
See Keyword Substitution for a list of such keywords. This flag
can be set to a list of letters separated by commas, in which case
keyword expansion will be limited to the specified keywords. For
example, ‘admin -fyQ,M,Y’ restricts keyword expansion so that
‘%Q%’, ‘%M%’ and ‘%Y%’ are expanded, while other
keywords such as ‘%Z%’ are not.
This flag is an extension introduced by Sun Solaris 8. See
Interoperability for a discussion of the interoperability of
cssc with other sccs implementations.