A program for extracting version information useful in release/build scripting from repositories.
Supported repository types include
svn. The record can be emitted in a ready-to-use form for
ini and others.
Emitted information includes the ID of the most recent commit, its branch, its date, and several other useful pieces of meta-information.
There is support for reading and writing a cache file so autorevision will remain useful during a build from an unpacked distribution tarball.
See the manual page, included in the distribution, for invocation details.