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       aereport -RePorT - report generator


       aereport [ option...  ] report-name
       aereport [ option...  ] -File filename
       aereport -RePorT -List
       aereport -Help
       aereport -VERSion


       The aereport command is used to generate reports from aereport’
       database.  Reports are specified in a C-like language described in the
       aer(5) manual entry.

       For a list of the reports available on your system, use the ’aer -list’
       command.  These reports live in the /usr/share/aegis/report directory,
       and it initially contains the reports distributed with aereport,
       however sites are free to add their own here.


       Getting started writing report scripts can be difficult.  You are best
       to have a look at the reports distributes with Aegis, and try to adapt
       them.  The report script files are kept in the /usr/share/aegis/report

       For information about the data structures which may be accessed from a
       report script, you need to see the relevant manual entries:

       the projects list
               See aegstate(1) for the member fields.

       a specific project
               See aepstate(1) for the member fields.

       a specific change
               See aecstate(1) for the member fields.

       a specific file
               See aefstate(1) for the member fields.

       Each of the above man pages also contains a section towards the end
       which specifically addresses report generator use, usually with code


       The following options are understood:

       -Change number
               This option may be used to specify a particular change within a
               project.  See aegis(1) for a complete description of this

       -File filename
               Take the report script from the specified file, rather than
               looking for the named report in the library of reports
               distributed with Aegis.  The filename ‘-’ is understood to mean
               the standard input.

               This option may be used to obtain more information about how to
               use the aereport program.

               This option may be used to obtain a list of suitable subjects
               for this command.  The list may be more general than expected.

       -Output filename
               This option may be used to specify the output file.  The output
               is sent to the standard output by default.

       -Project name
               This option may be used to select the project of interest.
               When no -Project option is specified, the AEGIS_PROJECT
               environment variable is consulted.  If that does not exist, the
               user’s $HOME/.aegisrc file is examined for a default project
               field (see aeuconf(5) for more information).  If that does not
               exist, when the user is only working on changes within a single
               project, the project name defaults to that project.  Otherwise,
               it is an error.

               This option may be used to cause listings to produce the bare
               minimum of information.  It is usually useful for shell

               This option may be used with most listings to specify that the
               column formatting is not to be performed.  This is useful for
               shell scripts.

               This option requests that page headings be present in listings
               and reports.  This is the default.

               This option requests that page headings be omitted from
               listings and reports.

               This option may be used to cause aereport to produce more
               output.  By default aereport only produces output on errors.
               When used with the -List option this option causes column
               headings to be added.

       See also aegis(1) for options common to all aegis commands.

       All options may be abbreviated; the abbreviation is documented as the
       upper case letters, all lower case letters and underscores (_) are
       optional.  You must use consecutive sequences of optional letters.

       All options are case insensitive, you may type them in upper case or
       lower case or a combination of both, case is not important.

       For example: the arguments "-project, "-PROJ" and "-p" are all
       interpreted to mean the -Project option.  The argument "-prj" will not
       be understood, because consecutive optional characters were not

       Options and other command line arguments may be mixed arbitrarily on
       the command line, after the function selectors.

       The GNU long option names are understood.  Since all option names for
       aereport are long, this means ignoring the extra leading ’-’.  The
       "--option=value" convention is also understood.


       The recommended alias for this command is
       csh%    alias aer ’aereport \!* -v’
       sh$     aer(){aereport "$@" -v}


       ael(1)  list (possibly) interesting things

       aer(5)  report script language definition


       The aereport command will exit with a status of 1 on any error.  The
       aereport command will only exit with a status of 0 if there are no


       See aegis(1) for a list of environment variables which may affect this
       command.  See aepconf(5) for the project configuration file’s project_
       specific field for how to set environment variables for all commands
       executed by Aegis.


       aereport version 4.21
       Copyright (C) 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999,
       2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 Peter Miller; All rights reserved.

       The aereport program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details use
       the ’aereport -VERSion License’ command.  This is free software and you
       are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions; for details
       use the ’aereport -VERSion License’ command.


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