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NAME

        aegis change owner - set change owner

SYNOPSIS

        aegis -Change_Owner change-number user-name [ option...  ]
        aegis -Change_Owner -Help
        aegis -Change_Owner -VERSion

DESCRIPTION

        The aegis -Change_Owner command is used to reassign a change from one
        developer to another.

        A new development directory is created for the change in the new
        developers default area (see aedb(1) for more information) and the
        change files are copied across.  Derived files are ignored, so a new
        build will be required.  The old development directory will be
        deleted.

        This command must be performed by a project administrator, and the new
        assignee must be a developer.

        Warning: capricious use of this command will alienate developers very
        rapidly.

   Notification
        This command mimics many of the actions of the aebdu(1) and aedb(1)
        command.  In particular, it invokes the develop_begin_undo_command and
        develop_begin_command of the project config file.  See aepconf(5) for
        more information.

   Development Directory Location
        Please Note: Aegis also consults the underlying file system, to
        determine its notion of maximum file size.  Where the file system's
        maximum file size is less than maximum_filename_length, the filesystem
        wins.  This can happen, for example, when you are using the Linux
        UMSDOS file system, or when you have an NFS mounted an ancient V7
        filesystem.  Setting maximum_filename_length to 255 in these cases
        does not alter the fact that the underlying file systems limits are
        far smaller (12 and 14, respectively).

        If your development directories (or your whole project) is on
        filesystems with filename limitations, or a portion of the
        heterogeneous builds take place in such an environment, it helps to
        tell Aegis what they are (using the project config file's fields) so
        that you don't run into the situation where the project builds on the
        more permissive environments, but fails with mysterious errors in the
        more limited environments.

        If your development directories are routinely on a Linux UMSDOS
        filesystem, you would probably be better off setting
        dos_filename_required = true, and also changing the
        development_directory_template field.  Heterogeneous development with
        various Windows environments may also require this.

OPTIONS

        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
                option.

        -DIRectory path
                This option may be used to specify which directory is to be
                used.  It is an error if the current user does not have
                appropriate permissions to create the directory path given.
                This must be an absolute path.

                Caution: If you are using an automounter do not use `pwd` to
                make an absolute path, it usually gives the wrong answer.

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

        -Interactive
                Specify that aegis should ask the user for confirmation before
                deleting each file.  Answer the question yes to delete the
                file, or no to keep the file.  You can also answer all to
                delete the file and all that follow, or none to keep the file
                and all that follow.

                Defaults to the user's delete_file_preference if not
                specified, see aeuconf(5) for more information.

                If aegis is running in the background, the question will not
                be asked, and the files will be deleted.

        -Keep
                This option may be used to retain files and/or directories
                usually deleted or replaced by the command.  Defaults to the
                user's delete_file_preference if not specified, see aeuconf(5)
                for more information.

        -No_Keep
                This option may be used to ensure that the files and/or
                directories are deleted or replaced by the command.  Defaults
                to the user's delete_file_preference if not specified, see
                aeuconf(5) for more information.

        -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.

        -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.

        -User name
                This option is used to specify the user who is to develop the
                change.

        -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 aechown 'aegis -chown \!* -v'
        sh$     aechown(){aegis -chown "$@" -v}

ERRORS

        It is an error if the user issuing the command is not a project
        administrator.
        It is an error if the change is not in the being developed state.
        It is an error if the user given is not a developer.

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.

COPYRIGHT

        aegis version 4.24.3.D001
        Copyright (C) 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999,
        2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 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/