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Re: Can't start new branch in VC with RCS

From: Dale Snell
Subject: Re: Can't start new branch in VC with RCS
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2016 16:52:36 -0800

On Mon, 11 Jan 2016 16:48:43 -0500, in message,
allan gottlieb wrote:

> I have a single file class-notes.html (with RCS/class-notes.html,v).
> I am using rcs in default (locking) mode
> The head revision is 8.6.  I am the only user and the head revision is
> locked by me.  C-x v = shows the one simple change I made since 8.6.1
> and the file has been saved.
> I want to start branch 8.6.1.  The manual suggests C-u C-x v v.
> C-u x v v asks for a new backend.  I do not want to change backends.
> If I type RCS, it correctly reports that RCS is the current backend
> and exits.  If I try 8.6.1, it correctly reports that there is no
> match (it is looking for a backend).
> Is this supposed to be possible under VC for RCS?  I presumably could
> achieve my goal using rcs directly from the command line.
> Thanks in advance.
> allan

Hi Allan,

For the record, I was unable to coerce, cajole, or otherwise
convince VC to create new branches in RCS.  I had to use the
command line.  It wasn't hard to do, but it would have been nice
if VC had the capability.  Perhaps it does and we just haven't see


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