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tailor: tool to keep in sync various kinds of repository

tailor - tool to keep in sync various kinds of repository


Usage: 1. tailor [options] [project ...] 2. tailor test [--help] [...]


-D, --debug Print each executed command. This also keeps temporary files with the upstream logs, that are otherwise removed after use. -v, --verbose Be verbose, echoing the changelog of each applied changeset to stdout. -c CONFNAME, --configfile=CONFNAME Centralized storage of projects info. With this option and no other arguments tailor will update every project found in the config file. --encoding=CHARSET Force the output encoding to given CHARSET, rather then using the user's default settings specified in the environment. --version show program's version number and exit -h, --help show this help message and exit Bootstrap options: -s VC-KIND, --source-kind=VC-KIND Select the backend for the upstream source version control VC-KIND. Default is 'cvs'. -t VC-KIND, --target-kind=VC-KIND Select VC-KIND as backend for the shadow repository, with 'darcs' as default. -R REPOS, --repository=REPOS, --source-repository=REPOS Specify the upstream repository, from where bootstrap will checkout the module. REPOS syntax depends on the source version control kind. -m MODULE, --module=MODULE, --source-module=MODULE Specify the module to checkout at bootstrap time. This has different meanings under the various upstream systems: with CVS it indicates the module, while under SVN it's the prefix of the tree you want and must begin with a slash. Since it's used in the description of the target repository, you may want to give it a value with darcs too, even though it is otherwise ignored. -r REV, --revision=REV, --start-revision=REV Specify the revision bootstrap should checkout. REV must be a valid 'name' for a revision in the upstream version control kind. For CVS it may be either a branch name, a timestamp or both separated by a space, and timestamp may be 'INITIAL' to denote the beginning of time for the given branch. Under Darcs, INITIAL is a shortcut for the name of the first patch in the upstream repository, otherwise it is interpreted as the name of a tag. Under Subversion, 'INITIAL' is the first patch that touches given repos/module, otherwise it must be an integer revision number. 'HEAD' means the latest version in all backends. -T REPOS, --target-repository=REPOS Specify the target repository, the one that will receive the patches coming from the source one. -M MODULE, --target-module=MODULE Specify the module on the target repository that will actually contain the upstream source tree. --subdir=DIR Force the subdirectory where the checkout will happen, by default it's the tail part of the module name. Update options: -F FORMAT, --patch-name-format=FORMAT Specify the prototype that will be used to compute the patch name. The prototype may contain %(keyword)s such as 'author', 'date', 'revision', 'firstlogline', 'remaininglog'. It defaults to 'Tailorized "%(revision)s"'; setting it to the empty string means that tailor will simply use the original changelog. -1, --remove-first-log-line Remove the first line of the upstream changelog. This is intended to pair with --patch-name-format, when using its 'firstlogline' variable to build the name of the patch. -N, --refill-changelogs Refill every changelog, useful when upstream logs are not uniform. VC specific options: --use-propset Use 'svn propset' to set the real date and author of each commit, instead of appending these information to the changelog. This requires some tweaks on the SVN repository to enable revision propchanges. --ignore-arch-ids Ignore .arch-ids directories when using a tla source.


The syntax for tailor's configuration file format and a good number of examples are in tailor's README file, which on Debian systems can be found in /usr/share/doc/tailor/README.rst.gz


tailor was written by Lele Gaifax <lele@nautilus.homeip.net>. This manual page was written by Vincent Danjean <vdanjean@debian.org>, with the help of help2man for the Debian project (but may be used by others). TAILOR(1)

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