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sccs-delta(1)                    User Commands                   sccs-delta(1)

       sccs-delta, delta - make a delta to an SCCS file

       /usr/ccs/bin/delta  [-dnps]  [-g sid-list  | -gsid-list]  [-m mr-list |
       -mmr-list]  [-r sid | -rsid]  [ -y [comment]]  s.filename...

       /usr/xpg4/bin/delta [-dnps] [-g sid-list | -gsid-list]   [-m mr-list  |
       -mmr-list]  [-r sid | -rsid]  [ -y [comment]]  s.filename...

       The  delta  utility  checks in a record of the line-by-line differences
       made to a checked-out version of  a  file  under  SCCS  control.  These
       changes  are  taken  from  the writable working copy that was retrieved
       using the SCCS get command (see sccs-get(1)).  This working  copy  does
       not have the `s.' prefix, and is also referred to as a g-file.

       If  a  directory  name is used in place of the s.filename argument, the
       delta command applies to all  s.files  in  that  directory.  Unreadable
       s.files  produce  an error; processing continues with the next file (if
       any). The use of `-' as the  s.filename  argument  indicates  that  the
       names  of  files are to be read from the standard input, one s.file per
       line (requires -y, and in some cases, -m).

       delta may issue prompts on  the  standard  output  depending  upon  the
       options  specified  and the flags that are set in the s.file (see sccs-
       admin(1), and the -m and -y options below, for details).

       The SID of the delta is not echoed to stdout.

       The following options are supported:

       -d                              Use   command   diff(1)   instead    of
                                       bdiff(1).  Returns  exit  status  2  if
                                       s.filename argument is not specified.

       -n                              Retain the edited g-file, which is nor-
                                       mally removed at the completion of pro-

       -p                              Display  line-by-line  differences  (in
                                       diff(1) format) on the standard output.

       -s                              Silent.  Do not display warning or con-
                                       firmation messages.   Do  not  suppress
                                       error  messages  (which  are written to
                                       standard error).

       -g sid-list | -gsid-list        Specify a list of deltas to  omit  when
                                       the  file  is accessed at the SCCS ver-
                                       sion ID (SID) created  by  this  delta.
                                       sid-list  is  a comma-separated list of
                                       SIDs. To specify a range of deltas, use
                                       a  `-'  separator  instead  of a comma,
                                       between two SIDs in the list.

       -m mr-list | -mmr-list          If the SCCS file has  the  v  flag  set
                                       (see  sccs-admin(1)),  you  must supply
                                       one or more Modification  Request  (MR)
                                       numbers  for the new delta. When speci-
                                       fying more than one MR  number  on  the
                                       command line, mr-list takes the form of
                                       a quoted, space-separated list.  If  -m
                                       is not used and the standard input is a
                                       terminal, delta prompts with  MRs?  for
                                       the  list (before issuing the comments?
                                       prompt). If the v flag  in  the  s.file
                                       has a value, it is taken to be the name
                                       of a program to validate  the  MR  num-
                                       bers.   If   that   validation  program
                                       returns a non-zero exit  status,  delta
                                       terminates   without  checking  in  the

       -r sid | -rsid                  When two or more versions  are  checked
                                       out,  specify  the version to check in.
                                       This SID value can be  either  the  SID
                                       specified  on  the get command line, or
                                       the  SID  of  the  new  version  to  be
                                       checked  in as reported by get. A diag-
                                       nostic results if the specified SID  is
                                       ambiguous,  or  if  one is required but
                                       not supplied.

       -y[comment]                     Supply a comment for  the  delta  table
                                       (version   log).   A  null  comment  is
                                       accepted, and produces an empty commen-
                                       tary in the log. If -y is not specified
                                       and the standard input is  a  terminal,
                                       delta   prompts  with  `comments?'.  An
                                       unescaped NEWLINE terminates  the  com-

       See  environ(5) for descriptions of the following environment variables
       that affect the execution of delta: LANG, LC_ALL, LC_COLLATE, LC_CTYPE,

       The following exit values are returned:

       0        Successful completion.

       1        An error occurred and the -d option had not been specified.

       2        An  error  occurred, the -d option had been specified, and the
                s.filename argument was not specified.

       d.file   temporary file of differences

       p.file   lock file for a checked-out version

       q.file   temporary file

       s.file   SCCS history file

       x.file   temporary copy of the s.file

       z.file   temporary file

       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       tab()    allbox;    cw(2.750000i)|     cw(2.750000i)     lw(2.750000i)|
       lw(2.750000i).  ATTRIBUTE TYPEATTRIBUTE VALUE AvailabilitySUNWsprot

       tab()     allbox;     cw(2.750000i)|    cw(2.750000i)    lw(2.750000i)|
       lw(2.750000i).   ATTRIBUTE  TYPEATTRIBUTE  VALUE  AvailabilitySUNWxcu4t
       Interface StabilityStandard

       bdiff(1),   diff(1),  sccs-admin(1),  sccs-cdc(1),  sccs-get(1),  sccs-
       help(1),  sccs-prs(1),  sccs-prt(1),  sccs-rmdel(1),  sccs-sccsdiff(1),
       sccs-unget(1),  sccs(1),  what(1),  sccsfile(4),  attributes(5),  envi-
       ron(5), standards(5)

       Use the SCCS help command for explanations (see sccs-help(1)).

       Lines beginning with an ASCII SOH  character  (binary  001)  cannot  be
       placed  in  the SCCS file unless the SOH is escaped. This character has
       special meaning to SCCS (see sccsfile(4)) and produces an error.

SunOS 5.10                        1 Nov 1999                     sccs-delta(1)