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NAME

       aegis -Project_Attributes - modify the attributes of a project

SYNOPSIS

       aegis -Project_Attributes attr-file [ option...  ]
       aegis -Project_Attributes -Edit [ option...  ]
       aegis -Project_Attributes -List [ option...  ]
       aegis -Project_Attributes -Help

DESCRIPTION

       The aegis -Project_Attributes command is used to set, edit or list the
       attributes of a project.

       The output of the -List variant is suitable for use as input at a later
       time.

       See aepattr(5) for a description of the file format.

OPTIONS

       The following options are understood:

       -Edit
               Edit the attributes with a text editor, this is usually more
               convenient than supplying a text file.  The VISUAL and then
               EDITOR environment variables are consulted for the name of the
               editor to use; defaults to vi(1) if neither is set.  See the
               visual_command and editor_command fields in aeuconf(1) for how
               to override this specifically for Aegis.

               Warning: Aegis tries to be well behaved when faced with errors,
               so the temporary file is left in your home directory where you
               can edit it further and re-use it with a -file option.

               The -edit option may not be used in the background, or when the
               standard input is not a terminal.

       -Edit_BackGround
               Edit the attributes with a dumb text editor, this is most often
               desired when edit commands are being piped into the editor via
               the standard input.  Only the EDITOR environment variable is
               consulted for the name of the editor to use; it is a fatal
               error if it is not set.  See the editor_command field in
               aeuconf(1) for how to override this specifically for Aegis.

       -File filename
               Take the attributes from the specified file.  The filename ‘-’
               is understood to mean the standard input.

       -Help
               This option may be used to obtain more information about how to
               use the aegis program.

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

       -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.

       -Descend_Project_Tree
               This option may be used to request that the command should be
               applied to the project and all its branches and sub-branches.

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

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

       -Wait   This option may be used to require Aegis commands to wait for
               access locks, if they cannot be obtained immediately.  Defaults
               to the user’s lock_wait_preference if not specified, see
               aeuconf(5) for more information.

       -No_Wait
               This option may be used to require Aegis commands to emit a
               fatal error if access locks cannot be obtained immediately.
               Defaults to the user’s lock_wait_preference if not specified,
               see aeuconf(5) for more information.

       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
       supplied.

       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
       aegis are long, this means ignoring the extra leading ’-’.  The
       "--option=value" convention is also understood.

RECOMMENDED ALIAS

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

ERRORS

       It is an error if the current user is not an administrator of the
       specified project.

EXIT STATUS

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

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

       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.

SEE ALSO

       tkaepa(1)
               Graphical interface to the aepa(1) command.

       aeca(1) modify the attributes of a change

       aepattr(5)
               project attribute file format

       aepstate(5)
               project state file format

       aeuconf(5)
               user configuration file format

COPYRIGHT

       aegis version 4.24.D001
       Copyright (C) 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999,
       2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 Peter Miller

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

AUTHOR

       Peter Miller   E-Mail:   millerp@canb.auug.org.au
       /\/\*             WWW:   http://www.canb.auug.org.au/~millerp/