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NAME

       aegis -New_BRanch - create a new branch

SYNOPSIS

       aegis -New_BRanch [ number ][ option...  ]
       aegis -New_BRanch -Help

DESCRIPTION

       The aegis -New_BRanch command is used to create a new branch.  A branch
       is very similar to a change, except that a branch may have changes (or
       branches) of its own, and a change may not.

       You may choose your own branch number, if you want.  Zero and positives
       are legal, but negatives are not.  It is an error if that number has
       already been used for a change or another branch.  If you do not
       specify a change number, the lowest available positive number (1 or
       more) will be used.

       The new branch will be a special sort of change.  It will be in the
       ’being developed’ state, but the usual commands in that stat (build,
       diff, etc) will not work.  Instead, you must create changes on the
       branch, and when those changes are integrated into the branch, this is
       the equivalent of build, diff, etc, on the branch.  Once the branch is
       completed, the aede(1) command may be used to advance it to the being
       reviewed state, and from then on it becomes a normal change.  Should it
       be returned to the being developed state for any reason, it will once
       again require sub-changes to alter anything.

OPTIONS

       The following options are understood:

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

       -Output filename
               This option may be used to specify a filename which is to be
               written with the automatically determined branch number.
               Useful for writing scripts.

       -REAson text
               This option may be used to attach a comment to the change
               history generated by this command.  You will need to use quotes
               to insulate the spaces from the shell.

       -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.

RECOMMENDED ALIAS

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

SEE ALSO

       aenbru(1)
               remove a branch

       aenc(1) create a new change

       aede(1) develop end

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/