Name

aede-policy — check change set is ready for aede

Synopsis

aede-policy [policy...]

aede-policy -Help

aede-policy -VERSion

aede-policy -List

DESCRIPTION

The aede-policy command is used to verify that a change set is ready to end development. This is intended to be used by the develop_end_policy_command field of the project configuration file. develop_end_policy_command = "aede-policy -p $project -c $change all"; If any of the pilies should fail, the aede-policy command will fail with an exit status of 1. This, in turn, will cause the aede(1) command to leave the change in the being developed state.

Note that the aede(1) command sets the appropriate environment variables, so the -Project and -Change options are rarely necessary.

POLICIES

There are a range of policies that can be selected.

copyright

This policy checks that each file in the change set contains a copyright notice of the form

Copyright (C) year something

where year is the current year (you can have a range of years, too). Binary files are ignored. Change sets marked with a foreign-copyright=true attribute are ignored, as are files similarly marked. The something part is either the project specific copyright-owner attribute, or the executing users full name.

crlf

This policy cheks that all files are using UNIX line termination (NL), not DOS line termination (CRLF). Binary files are ignored.

description

This policy checks that the change set brief_description and description attributes have been updated to something other than the defaults.

printable

This policy checks that each file in the change set contains only printable text characters and white space. The content-type file attribute is taken into account; if there is no content-type file attribute, or there is no charset specified by the content-type file attribute, plain 7-bit ASCII text is assumed.

text

This policy checks that each file in the change set contains only text, although international character sets are acceptable. This is basically a test for NUL characters, because everything else could be part of a valid character encoding of some international character set.

text, all,

Check all of the above policies.

If no policy is specified, only the description policy will be checked.

OPTIONS

The following options are understood:

-Change number

This option may be used to specify a particular change within a project. See aegis(1) for a complete description of this option.

-Help

This option may be used to obtain more information about how to use the aegis program.

-List

List all of the available validations.

-Project name

This option may be used to select the project of interest. When no -Project option is specified, the AEGIS_PROJECT environment variable is consulted. If that does not exist, the user's $HOME/.aegisrc file is examined for a default project field (see aeuconf(5) for more information). If that does not exist, when the user is only working on changes within a single project, the project name defaults to that project. Otherwise, it is an error.

See also aegis(1) for options common to all aegis commands.

All options may be abbreviated; the abbreviation is documented as the upper case letters, all lower case letters and underscores (_) are optional. You must use consecutive sequences of optional letters.

All options are case insensitive, you may type them in upper case or lower case or a combination of both, case is not important.

For example: the arguments "-project, "-PROJ" and "-p" are all interpreted to mean the -Project option. The argument "-prj" will not be understood, because consecutive optional characters were not supplied.

Options and other command line arguments may be mixed arbitrarily on the command line, after the function selectors.

The GNU long option names are understood. Since all option names for aegis are long, this means ignoring the extra leading '-'. The "--option=value" convention is also understood.

EXIT STATUS

The aede-policy command will exit with a status of 1 on any error. The aede-policy command will only exit with a status of 0 if there are no errors.

ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES

See aegis(1) for a list of environment variables which may affect this command. See aepconf(5) for the project configuration file's project_specific field for how to set environment variables for all commands executed by Aegis.

SEE ALSO

aede(1)

end development of a change

aepconf(5)

project configuration file

COPYRIGHT

aede-policy version 4.22 Copyright (C) 1991-2006 Peter Miller; All rights reserved.

The aede-policy program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details use the 'aede-policy -VERSion License' command. This is free software and you are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions; for details use the 'aede-policy -VERSion License' command.

AUTHOR

Peter MillerE-Mail:millerp@canb.auug.org.au
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