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Deletes an activity


ProductCommand type
ClearCasecleartool subcommand
ClearCase LTcleartool subcommand



rmact·ivity [ –c·omment comment | –cfi·le comment-file-pname
| –cq·uery | –nc·omment ] [ –f·orce ] activity-selector ...


The rmactivity command deletes one or more activities.

When executed in a view that is associated with a project enabled for ClearQuest, this command unlinks the activity from its associated ClearQuest record and deletes the activity but it does not delete the ClearQuest record.



You must have one of the following identities:

  • Activity owner
  • Project VOB owner
  • root (UNIX)
  • Member of the ClearCase administrators group (ClearCase on Windows only)
  • Local administrator of the ClearCase LT server host (ClearCase LT on Windows only)


An error occurs if one or more of these objects are locked: the project VOB, the activity.


(Replicated VOBs only) Your current replica must master the activity.


The following restrictions apply:

  • The activity can have no versions in its change set. If versions exist in the change set, you can delete the versions using rmver or move the versions to another change set with chactivity –fcset –tcset.
  • The activity cannot be set as the current activity for a view.


Event Records and Comments

 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.

–c·omment comment | –cfi·le comment-file-pname |–cq·uery | –cqe·ach | –nc·omment
Overrides the default with the option you specify. See the comments reference page.

Confirmation Step

Prompts for confirmation that the specified activity is to be deleted.

Suppresses the confirmation step.

Specifying the Activity


activity-selector ...
Specifies one or more activities to delete.

You can specify an activity as a simple name or as an object selector of the form [activity]:name@vob-selector, where vob-selector specifies a project VOB (see the cleartool reference page). If you specify a simple name and the current directory is not a project VOB, this command assumes that the activity resides in the project VOB associated with the stream attached to the current view. If the current directory is a project VOB, that project VOB is the context for identifying the activity.


The UNIX examples in this section are written for use in csh. If you use another shell, you may need to use different quoting and escaping conventions.

The Windows examples that include wildcards or quoting are written for use in cleartool interactive mode. If you use cleartool single-command mode, you may need to change the wildcards and quoting to make your command interpreter process the command appropriately.

In cleartool single-command mode, cmd-context represents the UNIX shell or Windows command interpreter prompt, followed by the cleartool command. In cleartool interactive mode, cmd-context represents the interactive cleartool prompt.

  • Remove an activity that is set as the current activity in a view.
    1. Issue an rmactivity command. The error message tells you that the specified activity is in use by the view java_parser_int:

      cmd-context rmactivity -f new_object_tree@/usr1/tmp/foo_project   
      cleartool: Error: Activity "activity:new_object_tree@/usr1/tmp/foo_project" 
      is setworked in view "java_parser_int".

      cleartool: Error: Unable to remove activity "new_object_tree@/usr1/tmp/foo_project".

    2. Go to the view in which the activity is set and unset it:

      cmd-context setact  –none
      Cleared current activity from view java_parser_int.

    3. Reissue the rmactivity command:

      cmd-context rmactivity -f new_object_tree@/usr1/tmp/foo_project 
      Removed activity "new_object_tree@/usr1/tmp/foo_project".



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