RCSMERGE(1)                 General Commands Manual                RCSMERGE(1)

       rcsmerge - merge RCS revisions

       rcsmerge [options] file

       rcsmerge  incorporates the changes between two revisions of an RCS file
       into the corresponding working file.

       Filenames matching an RCS suffix denote RCS files;  all  others  denote
       working files.  Names are paired as explained in ci(1).

       At  least  one  revision  must  be  specified  with  one of the options
       described below, usually -r.  At most two revisions may  be  specified.
       If  only  one revision is specified, the latest revision on the default
       branch (normally the highest branch on the trunk) is  assumed  for  the
       second  revision.   Revisions  may be specified numerically or symboli-

       rcsmerge prints a warning if there are overlaps, and delimits the over-
       lapping  regions  as  explained in merge(1).  The command is useful for
       incorporating changes into a checked-out revision.

       -A     Output conflicts using the -A style of diff3(1), if supported by
              diff3.  This merges all changes leading from file2 to file3 into
              file1, and generates the most verbose output.

       -E, -e These options specify conflict styles that generate less  infor-
              mation  than  -A.  See diff3(1) for details.  The default is -E.
              With -e, rcsmerge does not warn about conflicts.

              Use subst style keyword substitution.  See  co(1)  for  details.
              For example, -kk -r1.1 -r1.2 ignores differences in keyword val-
              ues when merging the changes from 1.1 to 1.2.  It normally  does
              not  make  sense  to merge binary files as if they were text, so
              rcsmerge refuses to merge files if -kb expansion is used.

              Send the result to standard output instead  of  overwriting  the
              working file.

              Run quietly; do not print diagnostics.

              Merge  with  respect  to revision rev.  Here an empty rev stands
              for the latest revision on  the  default  branch,  normally  the

       -T     This  option has no effect; it is present for compatibility with
              other RCS commands.

       -V     Print RCS's version number.

       -Vn    Emulate RCS version n.  See co(1) for details.

              Use suffixes to characterize RCS files.  See ci(1) for details.

       -zzone Use zone as the time zone for keyword substitution.   See  co(1)
              for details.

       Suppose you have released revision 2.8 of f.c.  Assume furthermore that
       after you complete an unreleased revision 3.4, you receive  updates  to
       release  2.8 from someone else.  To combine the updates to 2.8 and your
       changes between 2.8 and 3.4, put the updates to 2.8 into file  f.c  and

           rcsmerge  -p  -r2.8  -r3.4  f.c  >f.merged.c

       Then  examine  f.merged.c.   Alternatively,  if  you  want  to save the
       updates to 2.8 in the RCS file, check them in as revision  and
       execute co -j:

           ci  -r2.8.1.1  f.c
           co  -r3.4  -j2.8:  f.c

       As  another  example,  the following command undoes the changes between
       revision 2.4 and 2.8 in your currently checked out revision in f.c.

           rcsmerge  -r2.8  -r2.4  f.c

       Note the order of the arguments, and that f.c will be overwritten.

              Options prepended to the argument list, separated by spaces.   A
              backslash  escapes spaces within an option.  The RCSINIT options
              are prepended to the argument lists of most RCS commands.   Use-
              ful RCSINIT options include -q, -V, -x, and -z.

              Normally,  for  speed,  commands  either memory map or copy into
              memory the RCS file if its size is less than  the  memory-limit,
              currently  defaulting  to  ``unlimited''.   Otherwise (or if the
              initially-tried speedy ways fail), the  commands  fall  back  to
              using standard i/o routines.  You can adjust the memory limit by
              setting RCS_MEM_LIMIT to a numeric value lim (measured in  kilo-
              bytes).   An empty value is silently ignored.  As a side effect,
              specifying RCS_MEM_LIMIT inhibits fall-back to slower routines.

       TMPDIR Name of the temporary directory.  If not  set,  the  environment
              variables TMP and TEMP are inspected instead and the first value
              found is taken; if  none  of  them  are  set,  a  host-dependent
              default is used, typically /tmp.

       Exit status is 0 for no overlaps, 1 for some overlaps, 2 for trouble.

       Author: Walter F. Tichy.
       Manual Page Revision: 5.9.4; Release Date: 2018-01-01.
       Copyright (C) 2010-2015 Thien-Thi Nguyen.
       Copyright (C) 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 Paul Eggert.
       Copyright (C) 1982, 1988, 1989 Walter F. Tichy.

       ci(1),  co(1),  ident(1),  merge(1),  rcs(1), rcsdiff(1), rlog(1), rcs-

       Walter F. Tichy, RCS--A System for Version Control,  Software--Practice
       & Experience 15, 7 (July 1985), 637-654.

       The  full  documentation for RCS is maintained as a Texinfo manual.  If
       the info(1) and RCS programs are properly installed at your  site,  the

              info rcs

       should  give  you access to the complete manual.  Additionally, the RCS


       has news and links to the latest release, development site, etc.

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