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comb(1)								      comb(1)


  comb - Combines Source Code Control System (SCCS) deltas


  comb [-clist]	[-os] [-pSID] file...

  The comb command writes to standard output a shell procedure for combining
  the specified	deltas (SIDs) of an SCCS file and creating a new version of
  the file with	fewer deltas.


  Each option or group of options applies independently	to each	named file.

      Specifies	a list of deltas (SIDs)	that the shell procedure will
      preserve (see get	-ilist). The procedure will combine all	other deltas.

  -o  Accesses the reconstructed file at the release of	the delta to be
      created for each get -e generated; otherwise, accesses the recon-
      structed file at the most	recent ancestor.  Using	the -o option may
      decrease the size	of the reconstructed SCCS file.	 It may	also alter
      the shape	of the delta tree of the original file.

      Specifies	the SID	of the oldest delta for	the resulting procedure	to
      preserve.	 All older deltas are combined in the reconstructed file.

  -s  Causes comb to generate a	shell procedure	that, instead of combining
      the deltas, produces a report for	each file, which lists the file	name,
      size (in blocks) after combining,	original size (also in blocks),	and
      percentage change	computed by the	following formula:
	   100 * (original - combined) / original

      Run comb using this option before	actually combining SCCS	deltas in
      order to judge how much space will actually be saved by the combining


  By piping the	output of the comb command to a	shell, or redirecting the
  output to a file and running that file as a shell procedure, you can reduce
  the size of your SCCS	file. You can first see	how much the file will be
  reduced by running the comb command with the -s option.

  If you specify a directory in	place of file, the comb	command	performs the
  requested actions on all SCCS	files (that is,	those with file	names with
  the s. prefix).  If you specify a - (dash) in	place of file, the comb	com-
  mand reads standard input and	interprets each	line as	the name of an SCCS
  file.	The comb command continues to take input until it reads	End-of-File.

  If you do not	specify	any options, the comb command preserves	only leaf
  deltas and the minimal number	of ancestors needed to preserve	the tree (see
  the delta command).

  The comb command may rearrange the shape of the tree deltas.

  The comb command may not save	any space; in fact, it is possible for the
  reconstructed	file to	actually be larger than	the original.


   1.  To  generate a report on	how much space will be saved by	combing	all
       deltas older than SID 1.4 for SCCS file s.test.c, enter:
	    comb -p1.4 -s s.test.c | sh

   2.  To actually combine the deltas, enter:
	    comb -p1.4 s.test.c	| sh



      Temporary	files.


  Commands:  admin(1), cdc(1), delta(1), get(1), prs(1), rmdel(1), sact(1),
  sccs(1), sccsdiff(1),	sccshelp(1), unget(1), val(1), what(1)

  Files:  sccsfile(4)

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