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The chtype command changes the element type of one or more existing elements or renames one or more existing branches. These operations involve changing the type object associated with the element or branch.
Creates one or more event records, with commenting controlled by your .clearcase_profile file (default: –nc). See the comments reference page. Comments can be edited with chevent.
Overrides the default with the option you specify. See the comments reference page.
chtype prompts for confirmation if changing an element's type will change the way its versions are stored in the VOB storage pool.
Suppresses the confirmation step.
An element type or branch type. The type must already exist. (Exception: If you specify a global element type or global branch type, a local copy of the type is created if one does not already exist.) Specify type-selector in the form [type-kind:]type-name[@vob-selector].
Object-selector for a VOB, in the form [vob:]pname-in-vob. The pname-in-vob can be the path name of the VOB tag (whether or not the VOB is mounted) or of any file system object within the VOB (if the VOB is mounted)
One or more path names, each of which specifies a file or directory element. A standard path name is valid; you need not append the extended naming symbol. That is, specifying a version is equivalent to specifying its element. Specifying a branch (for example, foo.c@@/main/bugfix) causes an error.
If pname has the form of an object selector (for example, eltype:fl2), you must use the –pname option to indicate that it is a path name. The –pname option must precede nonoption arguments. For example:
One or more extended path names, each of which specifies a particular branch of an element. For example:
cleartool chtype file hello.c
Change version manager and reconstruct all versions for "hello.c"? [no]
Changed type of element "hello.c" to "file".
chtype -c "rel2_bugfix no longer in use" maintenance
Changed type of branch "util.c@@\main\rel2_bugfix" to "maintenance".
cleartool chtype -force
Changed type of element "libutil.a" to "compressed_file".