aegis -New_Project_Alias(1)                        aegis -New_Project_Alias(1)

        aegis new project alias - create a new project alias

        aegis -New_Project_Alias [ option...  ] project‐name alias‐name
        aegis -Help
        aegis -VERSion

        The aegis -New_Project_Alias command is used to create a projects
        alias, so that branches of projects may be referred by a shorter or
        more specific name.

        The project name must be given on the command line; the default
        project is not sufficient.  The project named may be a top‐level
        project, or it may be a branch (to any depth of branch).

        The new alias name must also be given on the command line, and it must
        be the second name.  Project aliases have fewer limits than project
        names: they must not need shell quoting, that's all.

        Aliases may be used in may ways.  The most common is to give a
        particular release a code name.  You would do this by saying
                aenpa example.4.2 sydney
        This would make “sydney” an alias for the “example.4.2” branch.

        Another use for aliases is to have a fixed alias for your active
        branch, so that your developer team does not need to change their
        default project, even though the branch number moves on for each
        release.  You could say
                aenpa example.4.2 example.cur
        This would make “example.cur” an alias for the “example.4.2” branch.
        When this was finished, and 4.3 started, a project administrator could
                aerpa example.cur
                aenpa example.4.3 example.cur
        Now “example.cur” is an alias for the “example.4.3” branch, but the
        developers need only reference “example.cur” to always work on the
        right branch.

        The following options are understood:

                This option may be used to obtain more information about how
                to use the aegis program.

        See also 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
        interpreted to mean the -Project option.  The argument “-prj” will not
        be understood, because consecutive optional characters were not

        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
        aegis are long, this means ignoring the extra leading '-'.  The
        “--option=value” convention is also understood.

        It is an error if the old project does not exist.
        It is an error if the current user is not a project administrator.
        It is an error if the new alias name look like a branch name.
        It is an error if the new alias contains unprintable characters.

        The aegis command will exit with a status of 1 on any error.  The
        aegis command will only exit with a status of 0 if there are no

        See aegis(1) for a list of environment variables which may affect this
        command.  See aepconf(5) for the project configuration file's
        project_specific field for how to set environment variables for all
        commands executed by Aegis.

                Remove project alias.

        aegis version 4.25.D510
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        2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010,
        2011, 2012 Peter Miller

        The aegis program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; for details use
        the 'aegis -VERSion License' command.  This is free software and you
        are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions; for details
        use the 'aegis -VERSion License' command.

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