emacs(1) Version Control.
The Version Control facility of
emacs(1) works as a front end
to RCS. This information applies specifically to Version 19.34 of GNU
Emacs, which is provided with the major Linux distributions. When
editing a file with
emacs(1) which is registered with RCS,
vc-toggle-read-only (bound to
C-x C-q by
default) will check a file in to the emacs's Version Control, and then
into RCS. Emacs will open a buffer where you can type a log message
to be included in the RCS log. When you are finished typing a log
C-c C-c to terminate your input and proceed with
the check-in process.
If you have selected strict locking for the file with RCS, you must
re-lock the file for editing by
emacs(1). You can check the
file out for emacs's Version Control with the command
For more information, see the GNU Emacs Manual and the Emacs info pages.