Handige Clearcase commando’s

*** Make empty baseline

makebl cleartool mkbl -ide -comp <comp>@\<vob> <format i.e. xxx_10.050.5.0>

*** set baseline template

cleartool chproj -blname_template project,basename,date,time <project selector>

*** Files importen

clearfsimport -nsetevent -recurse -comment “VISI” d:\Test_000 (evt. -preview voor preview).

! d:\Test_000 word dan mee geimporteerd !

*** Change Ownership of stream

cleartool protect -chown <userID> <streamselector>

*** Forward Merge Graphical merge, forward (to undelete files) make sure parent directory is enabled

*** show rebase history

cleartool lshistory

*** How to a Create symbolic link from the GUI

1) create activity
2) ga in bovenliggende source directory staan, right click en create Symbolink link
3) Kies de destination directory
*** Snapshot view and hijacked files

To prevent hijacked files after updating/rebasing a snapshot view do not change casing in Clearcase filenames!
Background information: The clearcase (file)system was originally developed on Unix where there is case sensitivity. This is somehow preserved.
*** Renaming a UCM stream

Renaming the UCM stream is possible via the commandline interface.
Use the following commands:

cleartool rename brtype:old_name new_name
cleartool chstream -generate old_name
cleartool rename stream:old_name@\pvob new_name
cleartool setcs -stream -tag your_view_name

Note: the Project Explorer also has an option to rename when selecting a stream name. However,
When you use this option however, only the stream name is changed, and not the underlaying branch name. When using this the stream- and branchname are decoupled
Making it very hard to trace back changes in a branch.
*** Rename a baseline

Get desciption of the oldbasline:
cleartool desc baseline:<old baseline>
and note the labeltype (example: “label status: Fully Labeled”) connected to this baseline.

Second rename the baseline with
cleartool rename baseline:<old baseline> baseline:<new baseline>
and also rename the labeltype
cleartool rename lbtype::<old labeltype> baseline:<new labeltype>

See also: Renaming a Baseline does not change the label type name –> http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21251401 /

If a baseline is already in use with a stream then it might happen that the synchronisation with the stream seams to be lost and there are no object visible in the explorer tree.
To get the stream in sync again select a read-only interface from the streams configuration and change this to an older baseline.
After this change the baseline of this read-only interface back to the intended baseline, and now all objects should be visible again.
*** To remove an activity from a view:

remove all objects from the activity (check the empty UCM tab)
uncheck the checkbox from “MyActivities” field in your view

From the command line
cleartool rmact activity:<ClearQuestNr>@\<PVoB>

Optionally in ClearQuest change the activity to the correct project / stream.
*** remove private files

2 ways to remove your private files from a view:

1) Remove the view and recreate it (you will also lose checked out files)
2) From the command prompt in your view, issue following command:

for /F “” %A in (‘cleartool lsprivate -other’) do del /F /Q %A

NOTE: cleartool lsprivate also shows checked out files, so be careful!
*** find stream from a baseline

Find the stream on which a baseline is created open a command line and type in:

cleartool describe -long baseline:<baseline>@\<PVOB> | find “stream:”

cleartool describe -long baseline:<baseline>@\<PVOB> | find “stream:”

results in:

*** Find delta between two baselines

cleartool find . -version “{lbtype(<baseline_reference_1>) && !lbtype(<baseline_reference_2>)}” -exec “cleartool des -fmt “%En\n” %CLEARCASE_PN%”

The command must be invoked from within a relevant view context
*** Find changes since a particular date

cleartool find . -version “{brtype(<stream_path>) && created_since(<date>)}” -exec “cleartool des –
fmt “%En\n” %CLEARCASE_PN%”


cleartool find . -version “{brtype(\main\mboumans_TSM_UIM_RcktC) && created_since(13-Feb)}” -exec “cleartool des –
fmt “%En\n” %CLEARCASE_PN%”

The command must be invoked from within a relevant view context
*** Eclipsed files

Use the Windows Explorer to delete the files. The eclipsed files will dis-appear in the Clearcase explorer.


Over Mark de Bont

www.clearcase.nl www.markde.bont.nl
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