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2.10 Invoking rlog

rcs log [options] file …
(or “rlog” instead of “rcs log”)

The rlog command displays information about RCS files.


Ignore RCS files with no locks set.


Print only the name of the RCS file.


Print only the “header” information.


Like -h, but also include the description.


Omit symbolic names.


Select the default branch.


See Date option. Select revisions based on timestamp, in the range dates, with spec:


single revision d or earlier


between d1 and d2, exclusive


before d


after d

Instead of ‘<’ or ‘>’, you can use ‘<=’ or ‘>=’, respectively, to specify inclusive ranges. dates may also be a list of semicolon-separated specs.


Select revisions locked by who (comma-separated list of usernames) only, or by anyone if who is omitted.


Select revisions in revs, a comma-separated list of range specs, one of: rev, rev:, :rev, rev1:rev2.


See Misc common options. states can also be a comma-separated list of states. Select revisions with specified state(s).


Select revisions checked in by who (comma-separated list of usernames), or by the user if who is omitted.


See Misc common options.


See Date option.

These options have no effect, and are included solely for consistency with other comamnds (see Environment): ‘-q’, ‘-T’.

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