delta command is used to add a new revision to the ones
already stored in an sccs file. Before being able to do this you
need to run get -e to check the file out for editing.
A new revision is created by the
delta program. These revisions
are each identified by a unique SID. A sid looks like
‘18.104.22.168’, where the four numbers are the release,
level, branch and sequence numbers.
New revisions on the main sequence (the trunk) have no branch or sequence numbers and so just have two number components (‘1.2’, for example).
When a new version is checked in,
delta usually prompts for
comments describing the changes just made. At this point you can enter
any comments, separating lines with backslash-newline pairs. An
unescaped newline terminates the comment, allowing operation to
delta results in the creation of a branch in
the sccs file; this is controlled by the
get command at the
time the file is checked out for editing (see Making Branches).
delta program checks to see if you are authorised to check
in a delta to this file. The list of authorised users can be
maintained with the
admin program (see admin). If the
MR-validation flag (see Flags) is set, you must also supply a
valid MR-number in order to be able to check in your change.