Some options that require (or allow) additional information can take multiple items of that information in the form of a delim-separated list, a concatenation of items with one or more delimiter characters between adjacent items. Multiple adjacent delim characters count as a single delimiter.
Most often you will use comma (
, or U+2C),
but RCS also permits others, depending on context.
In the following table,
“SPC” is the space character (U+20),
“LF” is the linefeed character (U+0A),
“TAB” is the tab character (U+09),
|context||permitted delimiter characters, notes|
|co -jjoins||SPC TAB comma|
joins is a delim-separated list, each item of which is a join pair of the form rev:rev. See Invoking co.
|SPC LF TAB comma|
accessors is a delim-separated list of logins. See Invoking rcs.
revspecs is a delim-separated list, each item of which has one of the forms:
REV REV1: REV1- REV1:REV2 REV1-REV2
The variants in the second column use hyphen (
|SPC TAB LF semi comma|
Both lockers and authors are a delim-separated list of logins. Note that authors is completely optional. See Invoking rlog.
|rlog -sstates||SPC TAB LF semi comma|
states is a delim-separated list of states (see State option). See Invoking rlog.
|rlog -ddates||SPC TAB LF semi comma|
dates is a delim-separated list of date/time specifications (see Date option). See Invoking rlog.
Maintainer’s Note: This embarrassment of choice for delim characters will probably be reduced to simply one character in RCS 6: comma.