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        aegis new branch - create a new branch


        aegis -New_BRanch [ number ][ option...  ]
        aegis -New_BRanch -Help


        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.


        The following options are understood:

                This option may be used to obtain more information about how to use the aegis

        -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.

                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


        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.


        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.


        The recommended alias for this command is
        csh%    alias aenbr 'aegis -nbr \!* -v'
        sh$     aenbr(){aegis -nbr "$@" -v}


                remove a branch

        aenc(1) create a new change

        aede(1) develop end


        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.


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