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grep-changelog: print ChangeLog entries matching criteria


grep-changelog - print ChangeLog entries matching criteria


grep-changelog [options] [CHANGELOG...]


grep-changelog searches the named CHANGELOGs (by default files matching the regular expressions ChangeLog and ChangeLog\.[0-9]+) for entries matching the specified criteria. At least one option or file must be specified. This program is distributed with GNU Emacs.


The program accepts unambiguous abbreviations for option names.
Print entries whose author matches regular expression AUTHOR.
Print entries whose text matches regular expression TEXT.
Exclude entries matching regular expression TEXT.
Only consider entries made on or after the given date. ChangeLog date entries not in the ``YYYY-MM-DD'' format are never matched.
Only consider entries made on or before the given date.
Print output in a format suitable for RCS log entries. This format removes author lines, leading spaces, and file names.
In RCS log format, print short dates.
Show matches in reverse order.
Display version information.
Display basic usage information.


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