A.11.1 history options
Several options (shown above as `-report') control what
kind of report is generated:
- Report on each time commit was used (i.e., each time
the repository was modified).
- Everything (all record types). Equivalent to
specifying `-x' with all record types. Of course,
`-e' will also include record types which are
added in a future version of CVS; if you are
writing a script which can only handle certain record
types, you'll want to specify `-x'.
- Report on a particular module. (You can meaningfully
use `-m' more than once on the command line.)
- Report on checked-out modules. This is the default report type.
- Report on all tags.
- Extract a particular set of record types type from the CVS
history. The types are indicated by single letters,
which you may specify in combination.
Certain commands have a single record type:
One of four record types may result from an update:
- A merge was necessary but collisions were
detected (requiring manual merging).
- A merge was necessary and it succeeded.
- A working file was copied from the repository.
- The working copy of a file was deleted during
update (because it was gone from the repository).
One of three record types results from commit:
- A file was added for the first time.
- A file was modified.
- A file was removed.
The options shown as `-flags' constrain or expand
the report without requiring option arguments:
- Show data for all users (the default is to show data
only for the user executing
- Show last modification only.
- Show only the records for modifications done from the
same working directory where
The options shown as `-options args' constrain the report
based on an argument:
- Show data back to a record containing the string
str in either the module name, the file name, or
the repository path.
- Show data since date. This is slightly different
from the normal use of `-D date', which
selects the newest revision older than date.
- Show data for a particular file
(you can specify several `-f' options on the same command line).
This is equivalent to specifying the file on the command line.
- Show data for a particular module
(you can specify several `-n' options on the same command line).
- Show data for a particular source repository (you
can specify several `-p' options on the same command
- Show records referring to revisions since the revision
or tag named rev appears in individual RCS
files. Each RCS file is searched for the revision or
- Show records since tag tag was last added to the
history file. This differs from the `-r' flag
above in that it reads only the history file, not the
RCS files, and is much faster.
- Show records for user name.
- Show times in the selected records using the specified
time zone instead of UTC.
This document was generated
by Charlie & on October, 19 2001