tickle - remind logins of stale RCS locks
tickle [-mt] [-L days] [dirs]
Tickle for each RCS directory under any of dirs we look for RCS cache
files that are locked and have been so for at least days. These cache
files are considered to have "stale" locks.
For each stale lock tickle emits a line including the path to the cache
file, and the number of lines added and deleted from the checked-out
These lines are output on stdout by default, but can be directed to e-
mail for a simple "poke at the logins" cron job.
Print only a brief help message.
Consider any RCS lock more days old as stale. The default is 45
days, which is too long in most environments.
Emit an e-mail reminder to each login with the list of stale
locks in the body (and a small reminder message).
Include a report of any trash files in each RCS cache directory.
Show only the standerd version banner, which includes the name
of a tunning enviornment variable and the local site policy for
the ouptut format.
List stale locks under the master source for local/bin.
tickle -V /
Display the version of tickle installed.
The default stale time is too long.
Cache files that do not live under an "RCS" directory are ignored
(which is site policy at the local institution). There should be an
option to include all RCS cache files in the scan.
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