Name

aegis -New_PRoject — create a new project

Synopsis

aegis -New_PRoject project-name [option...]

aegis -New_PRoject -List [option...]

aegis -New_PRoject -Help

DESCRIPTION

The aegis -New_PRoject command is used to create a new project. The project is created as an empty directory structure with no staff except the administrator, no changes, and branches to implement the version specified.

Please note: unless you specify a version (see the -version option, below) this command will default to creating branches to support version 1.0. If you discovered this too late, all is not lost: you can use the aenbru(1) command to get rid of the branches you didn't want.

Directory

The project directory, under which the project baseline and history and state and change data are kept, will be created at this time. If the -DIRectory option is not given, the project directory will be created in the directory specified by the default_project_directory field of aeuconf(5), or if not set in current user's home directory; in either case with the same name as the project.

Staff

The project is created with the current user and group as the owning user and group. The current user is an administrator for the project. The project has no developers, reviewers, integrators or other administrators. The project's umask is derived from the current user's umask, but guaranteeing that group members will have access and that only the project owner will have write access.

Pointer

The project pointer will be added to the first element of the search path, or /var/lib/aegis if no path is set. If this is inappropriate, use the -LIBrary option to explicitly set the desired location. See the -LIBrary option for more information.

Version

You may specify the project version in two ways:

1.

The version number may be implicit in the project name, in which case the version numbers will be stripped off. For example, “aenpr example.1.2” will create a project called “example” with branch number 1 created, and sub-branch 2 of branch 1 created.

2.

The version number may be stated explicitly, in which case it will be subdivided for branch numbers. For example, “aenpr example -version 1.2” will create a project called “example” with branch number 1 created, and sub-branch 2 of branch 1 created.

In each case, these branches may be named wherever a project name may be given, such as “-p example.1” and “-p example-1.2”. The actual punctuation character is unimportant.

You may have any depth of version numbers you like. Both methods of specifying version numbers may be used, and they will be combined. If you want no version numbers at all, use -version with a single dash as the argument, as in “-version -

If no version number is given, either explicitly or implicitly, version 1.0 is used.

Project Directory Location

Please Note: Aegis also consults the underlying file system, to determine its notion of maximum file size. Where the file system's maximum file size is less than maximum_filename_length, the filesystem wins. This can happen, for example, when you are using the Linux UMSDOS file system, or when you have an NFS mounted an ancient V7 filesystem. Setting maximum_filename_length to 255 in these cases does not alter the fact that the underlying file systems limits are far smaller (12 and 14, respectively).

If your development directories (or your whole project) is on filesystems with filename limitations, or a portion of the heterogeneous builds take place in such an environment, it helps to tell Aegis what they are (using the project config file's fields) so that you don't run into the situation where the project builds on the more permissive environments, but fails with mysterious errors in the more limited environments.

If your development directories are routinely on a Linux UMSDOS filesystem, you would probably be better off setting dos_filename_required = true, and also changing the development_directory_template field. Heterogeneous development with various Windows environments may also require this.

OPTIONS

The following options are understood:

-DIRectory path

This option may be used to specify which directory is to be used. It is an error if the current user does not have appropriate permissions to create the directory path given. This must be an absolute path.

Caution: If you are using an automounter do not use `pwd` to make an absolute path, it usually gives the wrong answer.

-Edit

Edit the attributes with a text editor, this is usually more convenient than supplying a text file. The VISUAL and then EDITOR environment variables are consulted for the name of the editor to use; defaults to vi(1) if neither is set. See the visual_command and editor_command fields in aeuconf(1) for how to override this specifically for Aegis.

Warning: Aegis tries to be well behaved when faced with errors, so the temporary file is left in your home directory where you can edit it further and re-use it with a -file option.

The -edit option may not be used in the background, or when the standard input is not a terminal.

-Edit_BackGround

Edit the attributes with a dumb text editor, this is most often desired when edit commands are being piped into the editor via the standard input. Only the EDITOR environment variable is consulted for the name of the editor to use; it is a fatal error if it is not set. See the editor_command field in aeuconf(1) for how to override this specifically for Aegis.

-File filename

Take the attributes from the specified file. The filename `-' is understood to mean the standard input.

-Help

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

-Keep

This option may be used to re-attach a project detached using aermpr -keep and possibly moved by the system administrator.

-LIBrary abspath

This option may be used to specify a directory to be searched for global state files and user state files. (See aegstate(5) and aeustate(5) for more information.) Several library options may be present on the command line, and are search in the order given. Appended to this explicit search path are the directories specified by the AEGIS_PATH environment variable (colon separated), and finally, /usr/local/lib/aegis is always searched. All paths specified, either on the command line or in the AEGIS_PATH environment variable, must be absolute.

-List

This option may be used to obtain a list of suitable subjects for this command. The list may be more general than expected.

-TERse

This option may be used to cause listings to produce the bare minimum of information. It is usually useful for shell scripts.

-Verbose

This option may be used to cause aegis to produce more output. By default aegis only produces output on errors. When used with the -List option this option causes column headings to be added.

-VERSion number

This option may be used to specify the version number for the project. Version numbers are implemented as branches. Use a single dash (“-”) as the argument if you want no version branches created.

-Wait

This option may be used to require Aegis commands to wait for access locks, if they cannot be obtained immediately. Defaults to the user's lock_wait_preference if not specified, see aeuconf(5) for more information.

-No_Wait

This option may be used to require Aegis commands to emit a fatal error if access locks cannot be obtained immediately. Defaults to the user's lock_wait_preference if not specified, see aeuconf(5) for more information.

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.

RECOMMENDED ALIAS

The recommended alias for this command is



csh% alias aenpr 'aegis -npr \!* -v'
sh$ aenpr(){aegis -npr "$@" -v}

ERRORS

It is an error if the project name already exists. It is an error if the project directory already exists. It is an error if the current user does not have sufficient permissions to create the directory specified with the -DIRectory option.

EXIT STATUS

The aegis command will exit with a status of 1 on any error. The aegis 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

aena(1)

add a new administrator to a project

aenbru(1)

Remove a new branch. This can often be useful if aenpr(1) created some default branches for you, and now you want to get rid of them.

aenc(1)

add a new change to a project

aend(1)

add a new developer to a project

aenrls(1)

create a new project from an existing project

aenrv(1)

add a new reviewer to a project

aermpr(1)

remove project

aeuconf(5)

user configuration file format

COPYRIGHT

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

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

AUTHOR

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