RCS quickstart

Gleaned from Linux Server Hacks

  • Create an RCS directory
  • Execute a ci -i filename
  • Execute a co -l filename and edit as you wish.
  • Execute a ci -u filename to check in changes.

The initial time you checkout the copy, it will be locked, and this can cause problems if someone else wishes to edit it; you should probably edit it once and put in the version placeholder in comments somewhere at the top or bottom:


and then check it back in with the -u flag to unlock it.