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sccs-get(1)                      User Commands                     sccs-get(1)

       sccs-get, get - retrieve a version of an SCCS file

       /usr/ccs/bin/get  [-begkmnpst]  [  -l [p]] [-asequence] [-c date-time |
       -cdate-time]   [-Gg-file]  [-i sid-list  |  -isid-list]   [  -r  [sid]]
       [-x sid-list | -xsid-list]  s.filename...

       /usr/xpg4/bin/get  [-begkmnpst]  [ -l [p]] [-asequence] [-c date-time |
       -cdate-time]  [-Gg-file] [-i sid-list | -isid-list]  [-r sid  |  -rsid]
       [-x sid-list | -xsid-list]  s.filename...

       The  get  utility  retrieves a working copy from the SCCS history file,
       according to the specified options.

       For each s.filename argument, get displays the  SCCS delta ID (SID) and
       number of lines retrieved.

       If  a  directory  name is used in place of the s.filename argument, the
       get 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

       The retrieved file normally has the same filename base as  the  s.file,
       less the prefix, and is  referred to as the g-file.

       For each file processed, get responds (on the standard output) with the
       SID being accessed, and with the number of  lines  retrieved  from  the

       The following options are supported:

       -asequence              Retrieves  the  version  corresponding  to  the
                               indicated delta sequence number. This option is
                               used  primarily  by  the SCCS comb command (see
                               sccs-comb(1)). For users, -r is an  easier  way
                               to  specify a version. The -a option supersedes
                               the -r option when both are used.

       -b                      Creates a new branch. Used with the  -e  option
                               to  indicate  that  the new delta should have a
                               SID in a new branch.  Instead  of  incrementing
                               the  level  for  version  to be checked in, get
                               indicates in the p.file that the  delta  to  be
                               checked  in  should  either  initialize  a  new
                               branch and sequence (if there  is  no  existing
                               branch  at the current level), or increment the
                               branch component of the SID. If the b  flag  is
                               not set in the s.file, this option is ignored.

       -c date-time | -cdate-timetrieves  the  latest version checked in prior
                               to the date and time indicated by the date-time
                               argument. date-time takes the form:

                                yy[mm[dd[ hh[mm[ss]]]]]

                               Units  omitted from the indicated date and time
                               default to their maximum possible values;  that
                               is -c7502 is equivalent to -c750228235959. Val-
                               ues of yy in the range 69-99 refer to the twen-
                               tieth  century. Values in the range 00-68 refer
                               to the twenty-first century. Any number of non-
                               numeric  characters  may separate the various 2
                               digit  components.  If  white-space  characters
                               occur,  the  date-time  specification  must  be

       -e                      Retrieves a  version  for  editing.  With  this
                               option,  get  places  a  lock on the s.file, so
                               that no one else can check in  changes  to  the
                               version  you have checked out. If the j flag is
                               set in the s.file, the lock  is  advisory:  get
                               issues  a  warning  message.  Concurrent use of
                               `get  -e' for different SIDs is  allowed.  How-
                               ever,  get  will not check out a version of the
                               file if a writable version is  present  in  the
                               directory.  All SCCS file protections stored in
                               the  s.file,  including  the  release  ceiling,
                               floor, and authorized user list, are honored by
                               `get -e'.

       -g                      Gets the SCCS version  ID,  without  retrieving
                               the  version  itself.  Used to verify the exis-
                               tence of a particular SID.

       -Gnewname               Uses newname as the name of the retrieved  ver-

       -i sid-list | -isid-listSpecifies  a  list  of deltas to include in the
                               retrieved  version.  The  included  deltas  are
                               noted  in the standard output message. 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.

       -k                      Suppresses expansion  of  ID  keywords.  -k  is
                               implied by the -e.

       -l[p]                   Retrieves a summary of the delta table (version
                               log) and write it to a listing file,  with  the
                               `l.'  prefix  (called  `l.file').  When  -lp is
                               used, write the summary onto the standard  out-

       -m                      Precedes  each  retrieved  line with the SID of
                               the delta in which it was added  to  the  file.
                               The SID is separated from the line with a TAB.

       -n                      Precedes  each line with the %M% ID keyword and
                               a TAB. When both the  -m  and  -n  options  are
                               used,  the ID keyword precedes the SID, and the
                               line of text.

       -p                      Writes the text of the retrieved version to the
                               standard  output. All messages that normally go
                               to the standard output are written to the stan-
                               dard error instead.

       -s                      Suppresses  all  output normally written on the
                               standard output. However, fatal error  messages
                               (which  always go to the standard error) remain

       -t                      Retrieves the most recently created (top) delta
                               in a given release (for example: -r1).

       -r[sid]                 Retrieves  the  version  corresponding  to  the
                               indicated SID (delta).

                               The SID for a given delta is a number, in Dewey
                               decimal format, composed of two or four fields:
                               the release and level fields,  and  for  branch
                               deltas,  the  branch  and sequence fields.  For
                               instance, if 1.2 is the SID, 1 is the  release,
                               and  2  is the level number.  If is the
                               SID, 3 is the branch and 4 is the sequence num-

                               You need not specify the entire SID to retrieve
                               a version with get.  When  you  omit  -r  alto-
                               gether,  or  when  you  omit  both  release and
                               level,  get  normally  retrieves  the   highest
                               release  and level.  If the d flag is set to an
                               SID in the s.file and you  omit  the  SID,  get
                               retrieves the default version indicated by that

                               When you specify a release but omit the  level,
                               get   retrieves   the  highest  level  in  that
                               release. If that release does  not  exist,  get
                               retrieves  highest  level from the next-highest
                               existing release.

                               Similarly  with  branches,  if  you  specify  a
                               release,  level  and  branch, get retrieves the
                               highest sequence in that branch.

       -r sid | -rsid          Same as for /usr/ccs/bin/get except that SID is

       -x sid-list | -xsid-listExcludes   the   indicated   deltas   from  the
                               retrieved  version.  The  excluded  deltas  are
                               noted  in the standard output message. 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.

       The output format for /usr/ccs/bin/get is as follows:

       "%s\n%d lines\n", <SID>, <number of lines>

       The output format for /usr/xpg4/bin/get is as follows:

       "%s\n%d\n", <SID>, <number of lines>

       Usage guidelines are as follows:

   ID Keywords
       In the absence of -e or -k, get expands the following  ID  keywords  by
       replacing  them  with the indicated values in the text of the retrieved

       tab() allbox; cw(0.791667i)| cw(4.708333i).  KeywordValue %A%T{  Short-
       hand notation for an ID line with data for what(1): %Z%%Y%  %M%  %I%%Z%
       T} %B%SID branch component %C%T{  Current  line  number.  Intended  for
       identifying  messages  output  by  the program such as ``this shouldn't
       have happened'' type errors.  It is not intended to be  used  on  every
       line  to  provide sequence numbers.  T} %D%Current date: yy/mm/dd %E%T{
       Date newest applied delta was created: yy/mm/dd T} %F%SCCS s.file  name
       %G%T{  Date  newest  applied  delta was created: mm/dd/yy T} %H%Current
       date: mm/dd/yy %I%T{ SID of the retrieved version:  %R%.%L%.%B%.%S%  T}
       %L%SID  level  component  %M%T{  Module name: either the value of the m
       flag in the s.file (see sccs-admin(1)), or the name of the s.file  less
       the  prefix T} %P%Fully qualified s.file name %Q%Value of the q flag in
       the s.file %R%SID Release component %S%SID Sequence  component  %T%Cur-
       rent  time:  hh:mm:ss  %U%T{ Time the newest applied delta was created:
       hh:mm:ss T} %W%T{ Shorthand notation for an ID line with data for what:
       %Z%%M%   %I% T} %Y%T{ Module type: value of the t flag in the s.file T}
       %Z%T{ 4-character string: `@(#)', recognized by what T}

   ID String
       The table below explains how the  SCCS identification string is  deter-
       mined for retrieving and creating deltas.

       tab()  box;  cw(0.916667i)  sw(0.916667i)  sw(1.375000i)  sw(0.916667i)
       sw(1.375000i)     cw(0.916667i)|     cw(0.916667i)|      cw(1.375000i)|
       cw(0.916667i)|      cw(1.375000i)     lw(0.916667i)|     lw(0.916667i)|
       lw(1.375000i)| lw(0.916667i)| lw(1.375000i).  T{ Determination of  SCCS
       Identification String T} SID (1)  Specified-b Option Used (2)Other Con-
       ditionsSID RetrievedSID of Delta to be Created none (3)noR defaults  to
       mRmR.mLmR.(mL+1)  none (3)yesR defaults to mRmR.mLmR.mL.(mB+1).1 RnoR >
       mRmR.mLR.1 (4) RnoR = mRmR.mLmR.(mL+1)  RyesR  >  mRmR.mLmR.mL.(mB+1).1
       RyesR  = mRmR.mLmR.mL.(mB+1).1 R-T{ R < mR and R does not exist T}hR.mL
       (5)hR.mL.(mB+1).1 R-T{ Trunk succ. (6) in release  >  R  and  R  exists
       T}R.mLR.mL.(mB+1).1   R.LnoNo   trunk  succ.R.LR.(L+1)  R.LyesNo  trunk
       succ.R.LR.L.(mB+1).1   R.L-T{   Trunk   succ.   in   release    >=    R
       T}R.LR.L.(mB+1).1 R.L.BnoNo branch succ.R.L.B.mSR.L.B.(mS+1) R.L.ByesNo
       branch       succ.R.L.B.mSR.L.(mB+1).1        R.L.B.SnoNo        branch
       succ.R.L.B.SR.L.B.(S+1)  R.L.B.SyesNo  branch succ. R.L.B.SR.L.(mB+1).1
       R.L.B.S-Branch succ.R.L.B.SR.L.(mB+1).1

       (1)      `R', `L', `B', and `S' are the `release',  `level',  `branch',
                and  `sequence' components of the SID, respectively; `m' means
                `maximum'. Thus, for example, `R.mL' means `the maximum  level
                number  within  release  R';  `R.L.(mB+1).1'  means `the first
                sequence number on the new branch  (that  is,  maximum  branch
                number  plus  one)  of level L within release R'. Note: If the
                SID specified is of the form  `R.L',  `R.L.B',  or  `R.L.B.S',
                each of the specified components must exist.

       (2)      The  -b  option  is effective only if the b flag is present in
                the file. An entry of `-' means `irrelevant'.

       (3)      This case applies if the d (default SID) flag is  not  present
                in  the  file.   If the d flag is present in the file, the SID
                obtained from the d flag is interpreted  as  if  it  had  been
                specified on the command line. Thus, one of the other cases in
                this table applies.

       (4)      Forces creation of the first delta in a new release.

       (5)      `hR' is the highest existing release that is  lower  than  the
                specified, nonexistent, release R.

       (6)      Successor.

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

       ``g-file''      version retrieved by get

       l.file          file containing extracted delta table info

       p.file          permissions (lock) file

       z.file          temporary copy of s.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

       sccs(1), sccs-admin(1), sccs-delta(1), sccs-help(1), sccs-prs(1), sccs-
       prt(1),     sccs-sact(1),    sccs-unget(1),    what(1),    sccsfile(4),
       attributes(5), environ(5), standards(5)

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

       If the effective  user  has  write  permission  (either  explicitly  or
       implicitly)  in  the  directory containing the SCCS files, but the real
       user does not, only one file may be named when using -e.

SunOS 5.10                        1 Nov 1999                       sccs-get(1)