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NAME

       aegis -DELta_NAme - assign a symbolic name to a project delta

SYNOPSIS

       aegis -DELta_NAme [ option...  ] name
       aegis -Help
       aegis -VERSion

DESCRIPTION

       The aegis -DELta_NAme command is used to add a symbolic name to a
       project delta.  This is so that this name may be used, rather than the
       number, when extracting previous versions of the file using the aecp(1)
       command.

       The -DELta number option on the command line specifies a delta number
       of the project.  That is, it is the delta number assigned to an
       integration.  Delta names may only be applied to project baselines.  If
       no delta number is given on the command line, the current baseline is
       the default.

       A name must be given on the command line.  This is the name which will
       be assigned to the delta.  If the name has already been used, you will
       be given a fatal error message.  If you also specify the -OverWriting
       option the name will be removed from its previous delta and assigned to
       the requested delta.

OPTIONS

       The following options are understood:

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

       -DELta number
               This option may be used to specify a particular delta in the
               project’s history to name.

       -DELta_DAte string
               This option may be used to specify a particular date and time
               in the project’s history.

       -Delta_From_Change number
               This option may be used to specify a particular delta in the
               project’s history, based on when the given change was
               successfully integrated.

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

       -OverWriting
               This option may be used to force overwriting of files.  The
               default action is to give an error if an existing file would be
               overwritten.

       -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.

       -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.

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

       aecp(1) copy a file into a change, particularly the -DELta option

       aeib(1) start the integration of a change

       ael(1)  list interesting this, particularly the project_history listing

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/