First step:Pick a working directory and add a link to the RCS repository.
cd working_directory mkdir RCS ln -s /home/Project/src/RCS RCSThis links your working directory to the RCS repository.
co -l file.cIn this case, the latest version of the file "file.c" will be placed in your current working directory and "locked" from use by other programmers.
To checkout a particular (previous) version:
co -r1.2 file.c
Check out for reading not updating and locking:
co -u file.c
History/Status:To view file info:
rlog -b file.c
Quit / Clean-up:
Cleanup, don't commit changes:
rcsclean -u *.c
Check-in / Commit:
When done editing the file, check-in (commit) your changes:
rcsdiff file.cThis will compare the version of the file in your working directory with that of the original you checked out.
rcsdiff -r1.2 file.cCompare current working version with version 1.2.
The following will compare the two revisions of the file.
rcsdiff -r 1.1 -r 1.2 file.c
RCS Information - man pages on rcsintro, rcs, co, ci, ident, rcsclean, rcsdiff, rcsmerge, ident, rlog, merge.