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RE: Deltatexts format

From: Richard Page
Subject: RE: Deltatexts format
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2003 14:09:47 -0400

These are "ed" commands. Diff -e outputs these commands. Man ed for
further info. 

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To: Christian Viehmann
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Subject: Re: Deltatexts format

Yeah there needs to be documentation on this, not much in rcsfile(5)

my guess is they are sed script commands:

"d16 1" means delete line sixteen from file handle one.

did you have a problem or did something get lost in the translation?
perhaps you meant to use the word "puzzle"..

good day,

On Mon, 14 Apr 2003, Christian Viehmann wrote:

> If I look at a RCS file, I find in the "description" part first the 
> latest version of the file, and then all deltatexts. My question is 
> about descriptors like "d16 1" or "a8 1", which appear in my 
> text(example below). What do they stand for? Are the digits the line 
> numbers, or what?
> I'd be glad to get behind this problem.
> <snip>

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