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

From: allan gottlieb
Subject: Re: Can't start new branch in VC with RCS
Date: Tue, 19 Jan 2016 09:17:58 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.5 (gnu/linux)

On Mon, Jan 11 2016, Eli Zaretskii wrote:

>> From: allan gottlieb <>
>> Date: Mon, 11 Jan 2016 16:48:43 -0500
>> 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.
> What version of Emacs is that?


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