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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 4.24.3.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/