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Linux in a Nutshell, Fourth Edition by Aaron Weber, Stephen Figgins, Ellen Siever

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log

Synopsis

log  
 [ -b ]  
 [ -d dates ]  
 [ -h ]  
 [ -N ]  
 [ -rrevisions ]  
 [ -R ]  
 [ -s states ]  
 [ -t ]  
 [ -wlogins ]  
 [ file ... ]

Print an activity log for the files.

The standard meaning of the common client option -l applies. Additional options are:

-b

List revisions on default branch.

-d dates

Report on these dates.

-h

Print header only.

-N

Don’t print tags.

-r[revisions]

Report on the listed revisions. There is no space between -r and its argument. Without an argument, the latest revision of the default branch is used.

-R

Print RCS filename only. The usage of -R here is different from elsewhere in CVS (-R usually causes CVS to operate recursively).

-s states

Print only those revisions having one of the specified states.

-S

Don’t print the header if the output would otherwise be empty.

-t

Print only header and descriptive text.

-wlogins

Report on checkins by the listed logins. There is no space between -w and its argument.

For -d, use the date specifications in Table 15-23. Multiple specifications separated by semicolons may be provided. For -s, separate multiple states with commas.

Table 15-23. log date range specifications

Specification

Description

d1<d2 or d2>d1

The revisions dated between d1 and d2, exclusive

d1<=d2 or d2>=d1

The revisions dated between d1 and d2, inclusive

<d or d>

The revisions dated before d

<=d or d>=

The revisions dated on or before d

d< or >d

The revisions dated after d

d<= or >=d

The revisions dated on or after d

d

The most recent ...

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