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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 4.24.3.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/