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       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 --version

       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
              implement it.


              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
       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 <>
       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-
       buildpackage(1), hg-buildpackage(1).