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Editing author names in RCS files

From: Sylvain Beucler
Subject: Editing author names in RCS files
Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2004 22:52:47 +0100
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I would like to fix a problem that occured at Savannah. The issue is
pretty much described here:

and to sum up, the logged username became uid##### instead of the
actual username, for a few days about a year ago. For example, user
"miles" became "uid65618":

The mapping uid<->user can be found using /etc/passwd.

We would like to write a script to fix these usernames. However,
rcs(1) is not meant to do it; moreover, the various RCS parser I had a
look at are more concerned about extracting revisions than making
changes to the actual RCS file, when they are not beta versions.

Various web and mailing list archive searches didn't help.

What do you think is the best way to fix the RCS files? Of course,
"manual editing" is valid, but I have the failing to expect a quicker
way :)


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