darcs-monitor - Darcs add-on that sends mail about newly pushed changes
darcs-monitor [ option ... ] email recipient [ repository ... ]
darcs-monitor -h | --help
darcs-monitor reads one or more darcs(1) repositories and sends email
about every change it has not previously sent an email about to the
same address. To have darcs-monitor run every time someone pushes to a
repository, add the following lines to _darcs/prefs/defaults.
apply posthook darcs-monitor --charset=charset email recipient
In the above, charset should be the MIME charset that patches
(including their metadata) are in, and recipient should be the email
address where emails should be sent.
You can also run darcs-monitor from crontab(1) or from the command
line. In those cases, it is easiest to specify the path to the
repository on the command line after other arguments. In fact, you can
specify more than one.
By default, mail is sent by calling /usr/sbin/sendmail. Another
sendmail (1) binary can be specified by using a command-line switch.
You can customise the email by providing a template. You should put
your own template in the file _darcs/third-party/darcs-monitor/email-
template (you can use other files, but then you have to specify where
it is). In the template you can use the following substitutions:
the email address to which email is sent
%DIFF% the Darcs-provided diff -u of the patch
a Darcs-provided summary of changes
%REPO% the path to the repository
the final component of the path to the repository
the patch author
%DATE% the patch date
%HASH% the patch Darcs hash
the patch name
the patch comment
Also, in the template, two percent signs in sequence (%%) start a
comment that extends to the end of the current line.
Do not actually do anything, but do mark it done.
Provide the location of the darcs(1) executable.
Provide additional arguments to darcs(1), separating arguments
Use sendmail(1) (either at /usr/sbin/sendmail or at FILE).
Only include the first SIZE bytes of the diff in the e-mail.
Specify the MIME name of the repository’s character set.
Success is indicated by 0, failure by any other exit status.
The default email template. See above for the format.
darcs-monitor was written by Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho.