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        aede-policy - check change set is ready for aede


        aede-policy [ option...  ][ policy...  ]
        aede-policy -Help
        aede-policy -VERSion
        aede-policy -List


        The aede-policy command is used to verify that a change set is ready
        to end development.  This is intended to be used by the develop_end_
        policy_command field of the project configuration file.
                develop_end_policy_command =
                    "aede-policy -p $project -c $change all";
        If any of the pilies should fail, the aede-policy command will fail
        with an exit status of 1.  This, in turn, will cause the aede(1)
        command to leave the change in the being developed state.

        Note that the aede(1) command sets the appropriate environment
        variables, so the -Project and -Change options are rarely necessary.

        If no policies appear on the command line, the aede-policy project
        specific attribute will be checked.  If it exists, it contains a list
        of space separated policy names.

        There are a range of policies that can be selected.

        all     Check all of the copyright, crlf, description and printable

                This policy checks that each file in the change set contains a
                copyright notice of the form
                        Copyright (C) year something
                where year is the current year (you can have a range of years,
                too).  Binary files are ignored.  Change sets marked with a
                foreign-copyright=true attribute are ignored, as are files
                similarly marked.  The something part is either the project
                specific copyright-owner attribute, or the executing users
                full name.

        crlf    This policy cheks that all files are using UNIX line
                termination (NL), not DOS line termination (CRLF).  Binary
                files are ignored.

                This policy checks that the change set brief_description and
                description attributes have been updated to something other
                than the defaults.

                This policy checks that the FSF address, if present in source
                files, is up-to-date.  This is useful for Free Software


                This policy checks files that cite the GNU GPL in their file
                headers, to be sure they contain the correct version of the
                GNU GPL.  Defaults to version 3 if no version number


                This policy checks that files have this maximum line length.
                Defaults to 80 if no width is specified.  Can be overridden
                per file using the aede-policy-line-length file attribute.

                This policy requires that there be no fmerge(1) conflict lines
                present in any source files.  The name comes from the name of
                the package containing this tool: fhist.

                This policy requires that there be no merge(1) conflict lines
                present in any source files.  The name comes from the name of
                the package containing this tool: rcs.

                This policy checks that files have no tabs characters in them.
                This is useful when a team of developers all use different
                editors and differnt tab stops.  By only using spaces, the
                code is presented to all developers the same way.

                This check is not applied to change sets with a Iforeign-
                copyright=true attribute, because you have little control over
                them (change the tabs in a later change set, if at all).

                This check is not applied to files which are called Makefile
                or similar, and it is not applied to files carrying a aede-
                policy-tabs-allowed=true attribute.

                This policy checks that each file in the change set contains
                only printable text characters and white space.  The content-
                type file attribute is taken into account; if there is no
                content-type file attribute, or there is no charset specified
                by the content-type file attribute, plain 7-bit ASCII text is

        text    This policy checks that each file in the change set contains
                only text, although international character sets are
                acceptable.  This is basically a test for NUL characters,
                because everything else could be part of a valid character
                encoding of some international character set.

                This policy checks that there is no white space on the ends of
                lines, that there are no blank lines at the ends of files.

        If no policy is specified, only the description policy will be


        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

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

        -List   List all of the available validations.

        -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.

        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

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


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


        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.


        aede(1) end development of a change

                project configuration file


        aede-policy 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

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


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