TICKLE(8)                                                            TICKLE(8)



NAME
       tickle - remind logins of stale RCS locks

SYNOPSIS
       tickle [-mt] [-L days] [dirs]
       tickle -h
       tickle -V

DESCRIPTION
       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
       version.

       These  lines are output on stdout by default, but can be directed to e-
       mail for a simple "poke at the logins" cron job.

OPTIONS
       -h
              Print only a brief help message.

       -L days
              Consider any RCS lock more days old as stale.  The default is 45
              days, which is too long in most environments.

       -m
              Emit  an  e-mail  reminder  to each login with the list of stale
              locks in the body (and a small reminder message).

       -t
              Include a report of any trash files in each RCS cache directory.

       -V
              Show  only  the standerd version banner, which includes the name
              of a tunning enviornment variable and the local site policy  for
              the ouptut format.

EXAMPLES
       tickle /usr/msrc/local/bin
              List stale locks under the master source for local/bin.

       tickle -V /
              Display the version of tickle installed.

BUGS
       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.

AUTHOR
       KS Braunsdorf
       NonPlayer Character Guild
       tickle atNoSpam ksb dot-here npcguild.org

SEE ALSO
       rcs(1), rlog(1), diff(1), cron(8), msync(8l), level2s(8l)



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