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6 number revisions - bug?

From: tbrown
Subject: 6 number revisions - bug?
Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 16:25:10 -0500 (CDT)

RCS version 5.7 as shipped with Redhat Linux 7.0

On one of my projects RCS has started leaping from a.b.c.d to a.b.c.d.e.f
for no apparent reason - here's a shell session where I actually saw it
happen, it's also happened when I'm using emacs and didn't notice until

src> ci -u -m'Changes for wumpus / dump debugging'
RCS/,v  <--
ci: RCS/,v: no lock set by tbrown

src> rcs -l
RCS file: RCS/,v locked

src> ci -u -m'Changes for wumpus / dump debugging'
RCS/,v  <--
new revision:; previous revision:

Why would it do this?  I didn't even think it was possible.  I haven't
made any rcs manipulations to cause it.

Also, while I'm here, sometimes when I use emac's compare file with
revision function it will compare revision a.b.c.(d-x) when I'm editting
a.b.c.d.  x can be one or more, eg. it tries comparing when I'm

Thanks, Terry.

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