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NAME

        aegis project attributes - modify the attributes of a project

SYNOPSIS

        aegis -Project_Attributes attr-file [ option...  ]
        aegis -Project_Attributes -Edit [ option...  ]
        aegis -Project_Attributes -List [ option...  ]
        aegis -Project_Attributes -Help

DESCRIPTION

        The aegis -Project_Attributes command is used to set, edit or list the
        attributes of a project.

        The output of the -List variant is suitable for use as input at a
        later time.

        See aepattr(5) for a description of the file format.

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.

        -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.

        -Descend_Project_Tree
                This option may be used to request that the command should be
                applied to the project and all its branches and sub-branches.

        -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 aepa 'aegis -pa \!* -v'
        sh$     aepa(){aegis -pa "$@" -v}

ERRORS

        It is an error if the current user is not an administrator of the
        specified project.

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

        tkaepa(1)
                Graphical interface to the aepa(1) command.

        aeca(1) modify the attributes of a change

        aepattr(5)
                project attribute file format

        aepstate(5)
                project state 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/