darcs_load_dirs - Import upstream archives into tla, hg, darcs, or git
and handle renames
darcs_load_dirs [ -wWC | --wc=WC ] [ -lFILE | --log=FILE ] [ -LTEXT |
--log-message=TEXT ] [ -sMSG | --summary=MSG ] [ -v | --verbose ] [ -n
| --no-commit ] [ -f | --fs-changes-only ] vendor_source_dir
darcs_load_dirs [ --help | -h ]
darcs_load_dirs is a tool to help you import archives from people that
do not use Arch, Mercurial, Darcs, or Git into an Arch, Mercurial,
Darcs, or Git archive. Along the way, it takes care of all the typical
hassles: it will create tags in the repository for new files; delete
tags for removed files; and move tags for files that have themselves
been moved. darcs_load_dirs can handle both first imports of a package
and successive imports.
For those familiar with Subversion, you will know that it has a tool
called svn_load_dirs. darcs_load_dirs is modeled after that program,
but contains various improvements for ease of use.
In the simplest case, you will simply run darcs_load_dirs from your
working directory, passing it the name of the directory containing the
new upstream sources. darcs_load_dirs will run, usually making and
committing changes without any need of greater assistance from you.
darcs_load_dirs can automatically detect added files and deleted files
if they occur in isolation. However, it cannot automatically tell the
difference between a delete and an add, and a rename. (There is not
enough information in simple upstream imports to capture the intent.)
Therefore, darcs_load_dirs will prompt you to solve the problem. You
can opt to ignore it -- darcs_load_dirs will just issue deletes and
adds as appropriate -- but then your history will be harder to track if
there were indeed renames along the way.
You will be presented with a four-column listing. Those columns, in
order from left to right, represent:
1. File number for deleted file
2. File name of deleted file
3. File number of added file
4. File name of added file
You have three options at this point: you can press q to indicate that
there are no more renames; you can press r to request the list be re-
drawn, or you can supply one or more renames.
A rename uses the left column as the old name and the right column as
the new name. To save you typing, you just enter the appropriate file
numbers separated by spaces. So, if the file at position 5 on the left
moved to position 1b on the right, just enter "5 1b". After doing
that, the list will be automatically re-drawn, and you can either make
further selections or exit.
If you want to rename several files at once, enter your rename commands
separated by commas. For instance, "5 1b, 6 1c".
--help Displays a brief summary of the available options and exits.
Add the contents of FILE to the end of the log message
automatically generated by darcs_load_dirs for a commit/record.
Add the TEXT specified on the command line to the log message.
Sets the log summary line to the MSG supplied on the command
line. This operation requires Darcs, Mercurial, or tla 1.1 or
above; tla 1.0 does not provide the features necessary to
Do not commit changes to the target VCS.
Move files in the filesystem, but do not inform VCS of changes.
You will almost certainly want to use this with \-n. This also
suppresses the interactive interface.
Causes darcs_load_dirs to display additional status information.
You will see the darcs/tla/git/hg commands that are being run
behind the scenes, and some executed commands may receive
arguments asking them to be more verbose as well.
Causes darcs_load_dirs to print its version number and exit.
Explicitly set the working copy directory to WC. If not
specified, defaults to the current working directory.
darcs_load_dirs, and this manual, are Copyright (C) 2003-2007 John
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the
Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your
option) any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU
General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along
with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc.,
59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA
darcs_load_dirs, its libraries, documentation, and all included files,
except where noted, was written by John Goerzen <email@example.com>
and copyright is held as stated in the COPYRIGHT section.
The homepage for darcs_load_dirs is
This package may be downloaded from
tla(1), darcs(1), hg(1), git(1), tla-buildpackage(1), darcs-