aegis new project alias - create a new project alias
aegis -New_Project_Alias [ option... ] project-name alias-name
The aegis -New_Project_Alias command is used to create a projects
alias, so that branches of projects may be referred by a shorter or
more specific name.
The project name must be given on the command line; the default project
is not sufficient. The project named may be a top-level project, or it
may be a branch (to any depth of branch).
The new alias name must also be given on the command line, and it must
be the second name. Project aliases have fewer limits than project
names: they must not need shell quoting, that’s all.
Aliases may be used in may ways. The most common is to give a
particular release a code name. You would do this by saying
aenpa example.4.2 sydney
This would make “sydney” an alias for the “example.4.2” branch.
Another use for aliases is to have a fixed alias for your active
branch, so that your developer team does not need to change their
default project, even though the branch number moves on for each
release. You could say
aenpa example.4.2 example.cur
This would make “example.cur” an alias for the “example.4.2” branch.
When this was finished, and 4.3 started, a project administrator could
aenpa example.4.3 example.cur
Now “example.cur” is an alias for the “example.4.3” branch, but the
developers need only reference “example.cur” to always work on the
The following options are understood:
This option may be used to obtain more information about how to
use the aegis program.
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
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.
It is an error if the old project does not exist.
It is an error if the current user is not a project administrator.
It is an error if the new alias name look like a branch name.
It is an error if the new alias contains unprintable characters.
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.
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.
Remove project alias.
aegis version 4.24.3.D001
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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.
Peter Miller E-Mail: email@example.com
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