The Miscellaneous utilities are an assortment of scripts that wrap
standard applications, such as emacs, and set various ISIP-specific
resources, such as environment variables, initialization files, etc.
These scripts provide useful, and often simplified, interfaces to complex
tools such as RCS.
Let's begin with a simple example:
This invokes the default editor, emacs, for the file foo.text.
To see the help message available for this utility, try:
which will display this message:
isip114_: isip_e -help
synopsis: isip_e [options] files
descr: edits files by automatically invoking the proper editor
example: isip_e -tool emacs file_0.text file_1.C file_2.sh ...
-tool: sets the type of editor to be invoked (emacs, mule, etc.)
-help: display this help message
arguments: standard tool arguments are passed to the tool
man page: none
The option, "-tool", can be used to specify the tool name.
Multiple files can be listed on the command line using standard
In this second example, we demonstrate the use of rcs.
01 touch foo.text
02 isip_ci foo.text
03 isip_co foo.text
04 echo "xx" > foo.text
05 isip_ci foo.text
The first command creates the file "foo.text". The second command
checks the file in, and creates an RCS revision log for the file
(stored in "foo.text,v"). The third command checks the file out,
making it available for editing. The next command modifies the file.
The fifth command checks the file in and logs a revision.
The following utilities (applications) can be found in the