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NAME

       aegis -New_Change - add a new change to a project

SYNOPSIS

       aegis -New_Change [ number ] -File attr-file [ option...  ]
       aegis -New_Change [ number ] -Edit [ option...  ]
       aegis -New_Change -List [ option...  ]
       aegis -New_Change -Help

DESCRIPTION

       The aegis -New_Change command is used to add a new change to a project.
       See aecattr(5) for information on the format of the attr-file.

       The change is created in the awaiting development state.  The change is
       not assigned to any user.  The change has no development directory.
       boxwid = 1 down S0: arrow " new" ljust " change" ljust S1: box
       "awaiting" "development" arrow " develop" ljust " begin" ljust S2: box
       "being" "developed" spline -> from 1/3<S1.nw,S1.sw> then left 0.75 then
       up 2/3 "new" "change" "undo" T1: spline -> from S2.w then left 0.75
       then up 11/12    then to 1/3<S1.sw,S1.nw> " develop" ljust " begin"
       ljust " undo" ljust at T1.c - (0.75,0)

       You may choose your own change number if you want, provided that it has
       not been used already.  If you do not specify a change number, aegis
       will allocate the lowest unused change number.  The first few change
       numbers are reserved for branches later in the project, and so
       automatically allocated change numbers will usually not start from 1.
       See aepa(1) and aepattr(5) for more information.

       You must give the -Project option, see below.

   Notification
       This is one of the rare "state transitions" which does not have a
       notification command.  The assumption is this command is invoked by the
       system which usually receives notifications.

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.

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

       -Project name
               This option is used to select the project for the new change.

               You must supply the -Project option to this command.
               Experience has shown that when a site has a number of active
               projects or several active branches on a project, new changes
               are frequently created against the wrong project or the wrong
               branch.  Making the project explicit reduces this problem.

       -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.

       -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 aenc ’aegis -nc \!* -v’
       sh$     aenc(){aegis -nc "$@" -v}

ERRORS

       It is an error if the current user is not an administrator of the
       project.  (In some cases it is possible for developers of a project to
       create changes, see aepattr(5) for more information.)

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

       tkaenc(1)
               GUI interface to the aenc(1) command.

       aeca(1) modify the attributes of a change

       aedb(1) begin development of a change

       aena(1) add a new administrator to a project

       aencu(1)
               remove a new change from a project

       aenpr(1)
               create a new project

       aepa(1) modify the attributes of a project

       aecattr(5)
               change attributes file format

       aepattr(5)
               project attributes 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/