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        aereport -RePorT - report generator


        aereport [ option...  ] report-name
        aereport [ option...  ] -File filename
        aereport -RePorT -List
        aereport -Help
        aereport -VERSion


        The aereport command is used to generate reports from aereport’
        database.  Reports are specified in a C-like language described in the
aer(5) manual entry.
        For a list of the reports available on your system, use the ’aer -list’
        command.  These reports live in the /usr/share/aegis/report directory,
        and it initially contains the reports distributed with aereport, how‐
        ever sites are free to add their own here.
        Getting started writing report scripts can be difficult.  You are best
        to have a look at the reports distributes with Aegis, and try to adapt
        them.  The report script files are kept in the /usr/share/aegis/report
        For information about the data structures which may be accessed from a
        report script, you need to see the relevant manual entries:
        the projects list
aegstate(1) for the member fields.
        a specific project
aepstate(1) for the member fields.
        a specific change
aecstate(1) for the member fields.
        a specific file
aefstate(1) for the member fields.
        Each of the above man pages also contains a section towards the end
        which specifically addresses report generator use, usually with code


        The following options are understood:
        -Change number
                This option may be used to specify a particular change within a
aegis(1) for a complete description of this
        -File filename
                Take the report script from the specified file, rather than
                looking for the named report in the library of reports dis‐
                tributed with Aegis.  The filename ‘-’ is understood to mean
                the standard input.
                This option may be used to obtain more information about how to
                use the aereport program.
                This option may be used to obtain a list of suitable subjects
                for this command.  The list may be more general than expected.
        -Output filename
                This option may be used to specify the output file.  The output
                is sent to the standard output by default.
        -Project name
                This option may be used to select the project of interest.
                When no -Project option is specified, the AEGIS_PROJECT envi‐
                ronment variable is consulted.  If that does not exist, the
                user’s $HOME/.aegisrc file is examined for a default project
aeuconf(5) for more information).  If that does not
                exist, when the user is only working on changes within a single
                project, the project name defaults to that project.  Otherwise,
                it is an error.
                This option may be used to cause listings to produce the bare
                minimum of information.  It is usually useful for shell
                This option may be used with most listings to specify that the
                column formatting is not to be performed.  This is useful for
                shell scripts.
                This option requests that page headings be present in listings
                and reports.  This is the default.
                This option requests that page headings be omitted from list‐
                ings and reports.
                This option may be used to cause aereport to produce more out‐
                put.  By default aereport only produces output on errors.  When
                used with the -List option this option causes column headings
                to be added.
aegis(1) for options common to all aegis commands.
        All options may be abbreviated; the abbreviation is documented as the
        upper case letters, all lower case letters and underscores (_) are
        optional.  You must use consecutive sequences of optional letters.
        All options are case insensitive, you may type them in upper case or
        lower case or a combination of both, case is not important.
        For example: the arguments "-project, "-PROJ" and "-p" are all inter‐
        preted to mean the -Project option.  The argument "-prj" will not be
        understood, because consecutive optional characters were not supplied.
        Options and other command line arguments may be mixed arbitrarily on
        the command line, after the function selectors.
        The GNU long option names are understood.  Since all option names for
        aereport are long, this means ignoring the extra leading ’-’.  The
        "--option=value" convention is also understood.
        The recommended alias for this command is
        csh%    alias aer ’aereport \!* -v’
        sh$     aer(){aereport "$@" -v}
ael(1)  list (possibly) interesting things
aer(5)  report script language definition
        The aereport command will exit with a status of 1 on any error.  The
        aereport command will only exit with a status of 0 if there are no
aegis(1) for a list of environment variables which may affect this
aepconf(5) for the project configuration file’s project_‐
        specific field for how to set environment variables for all commands
        executed by Aegis.


        aereport version
        Copyright (C) 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999,
        2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 Peter Miller; All rights
        The aereport program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details use
        the ’aereport -VERSion License’ command.  This is free software and you
        are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions; for details
        use the ’aereport -VERSion License’ command.


        Peter Miller   E-Mail:   millerp@canb.auug.org.au


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