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.TH RCSDIFF 1 \*(Dt GNU
.SH NAME
rcsdiff \- compare RCS revisions
.SH SYNOPSIS
.B rcsdiff
[
.BI \-k subst
] [
.B \-q
] [
.BI \-r rev1
[
.BI \-r rev2
] ] [
.B \-T
] [
.RI "\f3\-V\fP[" n ]
] [
.BI \-x suffixes
] [
.BI \-z zone
] [
.I "diff options"
]
.I "file .\|.\|."
.SH DESCRIPTION
.B rcsdiff
runs
.BR diff (1)
to compare two revisions of each \*r file given.
.PP
Pathnames matching an \*r suffix denote \*r files;
all others denote working files.
Names are paired as explained in
.BR ci (1).
.PP
The option
.B \-q
suppresses diagnostic output.
Zero, one, or two revisions may be specified with
.BR \-r .
The option
.BI \-k subst
affects keyword substitution when extracting
revisions, as described in
.BR co (1);
for example,
.B "\-kk\ \-r1.1\ \-r1.2"
ignores differences in keyword values when comparing revisions
.B 1.1
and
.BR 1.2 .
To avoid excess output from locker name substitution,
.B \-kkvl
is assumed if (1) at most one revision option is given,
(2) no
.B \-k
option is given, (3)
.B \-kkv
is the default keyword substitution, and
(4) the working file's mode would be produced by
.BR "co\ \-l".
See
.BR co (1)
for details
about
.BR \-T ,
.BR \-V ,
.B \-x
and
.BR \-z .
Otherwise, all options of
.BR diff (1)
that apply to regular files are accepted, with the same meaning as for
.BR diff .
.PP
If both
.I rev1
and
.I rev2
are omitted,
.B rcsdiff
compares the latest revision on the
default branch (by default the trunk)
with the contents of the corresponding working file.  This is useful
for determining what you changed since the last checkin.
.PP
If
.I rev1
is given, but
.I rev2
is omitted,
.B rcsdiff
compares revision
.I rev1
of the \*r file with
the contents of the corresponding working file.
.PP
If both
.I rev1
and
.I rev2
are given,
.B rcsdiff
compares revisions
.I rev1
and
.I rev2
of the \*r file.
.PP
Both
.I rev1
and
.I rev2
may be given numerically or symbolically.
.SH EXAMPLE
The command
.LP
.B "        rcsdiff  f.c"
.LP
compares the latest revision on the default branch of the \*r file
to the contents of the working file
.BR f.c .
.SH ENVIRONMENT
.TP
.B \s-1RCSINIT\s0
options prepended to the argument list, separated by spaces.
See
.BR ci (1)
for details.
.SH DIAGNOSTICS
Exit status is 0 for no differences during any comparison,
1 for some differences, 2 for trouble.
.SH IDENTIFICATION
Author: Walter F. Tichy.
.br
Manual Page Revision: \*(Rv; Release Date: \*(Dt.
.br
Copyright \(co 1982, 1988, 1989 Walter F. Tichy.
.br
Copyright \(co 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993 Paul Eggert.
.SH "SEE ALSO"
ci(1), co(1), diff(1), ident(1), rcs(1), rcsintro(1), rcsmerge(1), rlog(1)
.br
Walter F. Tichy,
\*r\*-A System for Version Control,
.I "Software\*-Practice & Experience"
.BR 15 ,
7 (July 1985), 637-654.
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