: Learning GNU Emacs, 3rd Edition

12.8.9 Renaming Version-Controlled Files

12.8.9 Renaming Version-Controlled Files

Renaming version-controlled files can be tricky. In RCS or SCCS, you have to rename not just the work file but its associated master. Under CVS, for reasons too arcane to go into here, it's hard to do at all without breaking something.

The vc-rename-file tries to insulate you from the details and to catch and inform you about various error conditions that can arise. It simply prompts for old and new filenames, tries to do the right thing, and tells you if it cannot.


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