This package is an ALPHA release of MySC, a set of utilities for
providing version control. See the file
release.h for the exact revision number of the release. It is designed to
be compatible with the Source Code Control System (SCCS), a standard part of the development
system of many Unix systems. The commands in this package provide
similar interface and use the same file format as the standard SCCS
commands. MySC is not intended as replacement for SCCS, these
utilities were written so that SCCS version control could be used on
systems that do not have SCCS. The only significant advantage the
MySC commands offer over SCCS is an optional feature for filename
guessing similar to that used by RCS.
New in this version:
MySC is written in C++ and currently only supports Unix-like operating systems. Previous versions worked under MS-DOS 5.0 (Borland C++ 3.1, DJGPP 1.10), and SCO Xenix 2.3.1 (GNU C++ 2.4.5), however this release has only been tested with Solaris (Sparc 2.3, Intel 2.5.1) and GNU C++ (2.7.2, 2.8.0). Using an appropriate version of GNU C++ this package should compile on other Unix systems without much difficulty. Because of the many different ways C++ compilers interpret the C++ language, trying to compile MySC with other compilers will likely be much more difficult.
SCCS commands implemented this package are:
what. Not all options and
capabilities of these commands have been implemented, and the
vc commands are not provided at all.
The utilities use getopt-like command line argument parsing which
differs from how the standard SCCS commands parse commands line
arguments. The key difference is that command line options that take
arguments can be specified with or without a space (eg.
-r 1.3). This also means that if an option can take
argument, it must take an argument. Where supplying an empty argument
for an option has meanomg to the standard SCCS commands, the
corresponding MySC command provides an additional option that does not
take any arguments and uses the same option letter but in upper case
delta -Y instead of
Unimplemented features include the null delta flag (
-fn), consistency checking (
admin -h), ignored
delta -g), printing the differences after a
delta -p), l-files (
get -l), and
getting a delta by sequence number (
get -a). Some
features like including and excluding deltas (
get -i -x)
have been implemented but not extensively tested.
See the file
INSTALL for information on how to compile the MySC utilities. The file
the MySC utilities to the The Open Group's Single UNIX Specification.
Please send any questions or bug reports by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
MySC 2.1 README file / Ross Ridge / email@example.com