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RCSCLEAN(1)			     General Commands Manual			      RCSCLEAN(1)

       rcsclean - clean up working files

       rcsclean [options] [ file ... ]

       rcsclean removes files that are not being worked on.  rcsclean -u also unlocks and removes
       files that are being worked on but have not changed.

       For each file given, rcsclean compares the working file and a revision in the  correspond-
       ing RCS file.  If it finds a difference, it does nothing.  Otherwise, it first unlocks the
       revision if the -u option is given, and then removes the working file unless  the  working
       file is writable and the revision is locked.  It logs its actions by outputting the corre-
       sponding rcs -u and rm -f commands on the standard output.

       Files are paired as explained in ci(1).	If no file is given, all  working  files  in  the
       current	directory  are	cleaned.   Pathnames matching an RCS suffix denote RCS files; all
       others denote working files.

       The number of the revision to which the working file is compared may be attached to any of
       the  options -n, -q, -r, or -u.	If no revision number is specified, then if the -u option
       is given and the caller has one revision locked, rcsclean uses  that  revision;	otherwise
       rcsclean uses the latest revision on the default branch, normally the root.

       rcsclean  is useful for clean targets in makefiles.  See also rcsdiff(1), which prints out
       the differences, and ci(1), which normally reverts to the previous revision if a file  was
       not changed.

	      Use  subst  style keyword substitution when retrieving the revision for comparison.
	      See co(1) for details.

	      Do not actually remove any files or unlock any revisions.  Using this  option  will
	      tell you what rcsclean would do without actually doing it.

	      Do not log the actions taken on standard output.

	      This option has no effect other than specifying the revision for comparison.

       -T     Preserve the modification time on the RCS file even if the RCS file changes because
	      a lock is removed.  This option can suppress extensive recompilation  caused  by	a
	      make(1)  dependency  of  some  other copy of the working file on the RCS file.  Use
	      this option with care; it can suppress recompilation even when it is  needed,  i.e.
	      when  the  lock removal would mean a change to keyword strings in the other working

	      Unlock the revision if it is locked and no difference is found.

       -V     Print RCS's version number.

       -Vn    Emulate RCS version n.  See co(1) for details.

	      Use suffixes to characterize RCS files.  See ci(1) for details.

       -zzone Use zone as the time zone for keyword substitution; see co(1) for details.

	      rcsclean	*.c  *.h

       removes all working files ending in .c or .h that were not changed since their checkout.


       removes all working files in the current directory  that  were  not  changed  since  their

       rcsclean accesses files much as ci(1) does.

	      options  prepended  to the argument list, separated by spaces.  A backslash escapes
	      spaces within an option.	The RCSINIT options are prepended to the  argument  lists
	      of most RCS commands.  Useful RCSINIT options include -q, -V, -x, and -z.

       The  exit  status  is zero if and only if all operations were successful.  Missing working
       files and RCS files are silently ignored.

       Author: Walter F. Tichy.
       Manual Page Revision: 1.12; Release Date: 1993/11/03.
       Copyright (C) 1982, 1988, 1989 Walter F. Tichy.
       Copyright (C) 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993 Paul Eggert.

       ci(1), co(1), ident(1), rcs(1), rcsdiff(1), rcsintro(1), rcsmerge(1), rlog(1), rcsfile(5)
       Walter F. Tichy, RCS--A System for Version Control, Software--Practice & Experience 15,	7
       (July 1985), 637-654.

       At  least  one  file  must  be given in older Unix versions that do not provide the needed
       directory scanning operations.

GNU					    1993/11/03				      RCSCLEAN(1)

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