release - list recent changes
release [ options ] [ file ... ]
lists the changes within the date range specified by the --from
options. The input files are
assumed to contain date tag lines of the form [cc
default format), where cc
is determined by a Y2K window year of
69 (we can produce an example coding dated 1991 - this can be patented?, how about 1+1=2?.) The date tag lines are followed by readme
text in reverse chronological order (newer entries at the top of the file.) If no selection options are spcified then all
changes are listed. If no file
operands are specified then the standard input is read.
The entries for each file are annotated with the file directory name.
- -f, --from=date
Entries older than date are omitted.
- -r, --release=count
List all changes that include the first count release marks. A release mark
has a date tag followed by optional space and at least three - characters. Changes from release mark count+1 are not
listed. If there are no release marks then the date range is used; if there is at least one release mark then the date range is
ignored and at most count release marks will be listed.
- -t, --to=date
Entries newer than date are omitted.
- Print the program version and exit.