commit when you want to incorporate changes
from your working source files into the source
If you don't specify particular files to commit, all of
the files in your working current directory are
commit is careful to change in the
repository only those files that you have really
changed. By default (or if you explicitly specify the
`-R' option), files in subdirectories are also
examined and committed if they have changed; you can
use the `-l' option to limit
commit to the
current directory only.
commit verifies that the selected files are up
to date with the current revisions in the source
repository; it will notify you, and exit without
committing, if any of the specified files must be made
current first with
update (see section update--Bring work tree in sync with repository).
commit does not call the
for you, but rather leaves that for you to do when the
time is right.
When all is well, an editor is invoked to allow you to
enter a log message that will be written to one or more
logging programs (see section The modules file, and see section Loginfo)
and placed in the RCS file inside the
repository. This log message can be retrieved with the
log command; see section log--Print out log information for files. You can specify the
log message on the command line with the `-m
message' option, and thus avoid the editor invocation,
or use the `-F file' option to specify
that the argument file contains the log message.
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