brz man page

brz — Breezy next-generation distributed version control

Synopsis

brz command [ command_options ]
brz help
brz help command

Description

Breezy (or brz) is a distributed version control system that is powerful, friendly, and scalable.  Breezy is a fork of the Bazaar version control system.

Breezy keeps track of changes to software source code (or similar information); lets you explore who changed it, when, and why; merges concurrent changes; and helps people work together in a team.

Command Overview

brz add [FILE...]

Add specified files or directories.

brz alias [NAME]

Set/unset and display aliases.

brz annotate FILENAME

Show the origin of each line in a file.

brz bind [LOCATION]

Convert the current branch into a checkout of the supplied branch.

brz bisect SUBCOMMAND [ARGS...]

Find an interesting commit using a binary search.

brz branch FROM_LOCATION [TO_LOCATION]

Create a new branch that is a copy of an existing branch.

brz branches [LOCATION]

List the branches available at the current location.

brz break-lock [LOCATION]

Break a dead lock.

brz cat FILENAME

Write the contents of a file as of a given revision to standard output.

brz check [PATH]

Validate working tree structure, branch consistency and repository history.

brz checkout [BRANCH_LOCATION] [TO_LOCATION]

Create a new checkout of an existing branch.

brz clean-tree

Remove unwanted files from working tree.

brz commit [SELECTED...]

Commit changes into a new revision.

brz config [NAME]

Display, set or remove a configuration option.

brz conflicts

List files with conflicts.

brz cp [NAMES...]

Copy a file.

brz deleted

List files deleted in the working tree.

brz diff [FILE...]

Show differences in the working tree, between revisions or branches.

brz export DEST [BRANCH_OR_SUBDIR]

Export current or past revision to a destination directory or archive.

brz grep PATTERN [PATH...]

Print lines matching PATTERN for specified files and revisions.

brz help [TOPIC]

Show help on a command or other topic.

brz ignore [NAME_PATTERN...]

Ignore specified files or patterns.

brz ignored

List ignored files and the patterns that matched them.

brz import SOURCE [TREE]

Import sources from a directory, tarball or zip file

brz info [LOCATION]

Show information about a working tree, branch or repository.

brz init [LOCATION]

Make a directory into a versioned branch.

brz init-repository LOCATION

Create a shared repository for branches to share storage space.

brz join TREE

Combine a tree into its containing tree.

brz launchpad-login [NAME]

Show or set the Launchpad user ID.

brz launchpad-logout

Unset the Launchpad user ID.

brz launchpad-open [LOCATION]

Open a Launchpad branch page in your web browser.

brz link-tree LOCATION

Hardlink matching files to another tree.

brz log [FILE...]

Show historical log for a branch or subset of a branch.

brz lp-find-proposal

Find the proposal to merge this revision.

brz ls [PATH]

List files in a tree.

brz merge [LOCATION]

Perform a three-way merge.

brz missing [OTHER_BRANCH]

Show unmerged/unpulled revisions between two branches.

brz mkdir DIR...

Create a new versioned directory.

brz mv [NAMES...]

Move or rename a file.

brz nick [NICKNAME]

Print or set the branch nickname.

brz pack [BRANCH_OR_REPO]

Compress the data within a repository.

brz ping LOCATION

Pings a Bazaar smart server.

brz plugins

List the installed plugins.

brz pull [LOCATION]

Turn this branch into a mirror of another branch.

brz push [LOCATION]

Update a mirror of this branch.

brz reconcile [BRANCH]

Reconcile brz metadata in a branch.

brz reconfigure [LOCATION]

Reconfigure the type of a brz directory.

brz remerge [FILE...]

Redo a merge.

brz remove [FILE...]

Remove files or directories.

brz remove-branch [LOCATION]

Remove a branch.

brz remove-tree [LOCATION...]

Remove the working tree from a given branch/checkout.

brz renames [DIR]

Show list of renamed files.

brz resolve [FILE...]

Mark a conflict as resolved.

brz revert [FILE...]

Set files in the working tree back to the contents of a previous revision.

brz revno [LOCATION]

Show current revision number.

brz root [FILENAME]

Show the tree root directory.

brz send [SUBMIT_BRANCH] [PUBLIC_BRANCH]

Mail or create a merge-directive for submitting changes.

brz serve

Run the brz server.

brz shelve [FILE...]

Temporarily set aside some changes from the current tree.

brz sign-my-commits [LOCATION] [COMMITTER]

Sign all commits by a given committer.

brz split TREE

Split a subdirectory of a tree into a separate tree.

brz status [FILE...]

Display status summary.

brz switch [TO_LOCATION]

Set the branch of a checkout and update.

brz tag [TAG_NAME]

Create, remove or modify a tag naming a revision.

brz tags

List tags.

brz testament [BRANCH]

Show testament (signing-form) of a revision.

brz unbind

Convert the current checkout into a regular branch.

brz uncommit [LOCATION]

Remove the last committed revision.

brz unshelve [SHELF_ID]

Restore shelved changes.

brz update [DIR]

Update a working tree to a new revision.

brz upgrade [URL]

Upgrade a repository, branch or working tree to a newer format.

brz verify-signatures [LOCATION]

Verify all commit signatures.

brz version

Show version of brz.

brz version-info [LOCATION]

Show version information about this tree.

brz view [FILE...]

Manage filtered views.

brz whoami [NAME]

Show or set brz user id.

Command Reference

brz --help

Alias for "help", see "brz help".

brz -?

Alias for "help", see "brz help".

brz -h

Alias for "help", see "brz help".

brz ?

Alias for "help", see "brz help".

brz add [FILE...]

Options:
   --dry-run                 Show what would be done, but don't
                             actually do anything.
   --file-ids-from ARG       Lookup file ids from this tree.
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --no-recurse, -N          Don't recursively add the contents of
                             directories.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

See also: ignore, remove

Add specified files or directories.

In non-recursive mode, all the named items are added, regardless of whether they were previously ignored.  A warning is given if any of the named files are already versioned.

In recursive mode (the default), files are treated the same way but the behaviour for directories is different.  Directories that are already versioned do not give a warning.  All directories, whether already versioned or not, are searched for files or subdirectories that are neither versioned or ignored, and these are added.  This search proceeds recursively into versioned directories.  If no names are given '.' is assumed.

A warning will be printed when nested trees are encountered, unless they are explicitly ignored.

Therefore simply saying 'brz add' will version all files that are currently unknown.

Adding a file whose parent directory is not versioned will implicitly add the parent, and so on up to the root. This means you should never need to explicitly add a directory, they'll just get added when you add a file in the directory.

--dry-run will show which files would be added, but not actually add them.

--file-ids-from will try to use the file ids from the supplied path. It looks up ids trying to find a matching parent directory with the same filename, and then by pure path. This option is rarely needed but can be useful when adding the same logical file into two branches that will be merged later (without showing the two different adds as a conflict). It is also useful when merging another project into a subdirectory of this one.

Any files matching patterns in the ignore list will not be added unless they are explicitly mentioned.

In recursive mode, files larger than the configuration option add.maximum_file_size will be skipped. Named items are never skipped due to file size.

brz alias [NAME]

Options:
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --remove                  Remove the alias.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

Set/unset and display aliases.

Examples:
   Show the current aliases:

       brz alias

   Show the alias specified for 'll':

       brz alias ll

   Set an alias for 'll':

       brz alias ll="log --line -r-10..-1"

   To remove an alias for 'll':

       brz alias --remove ll

brz ann

Alias for "annotate", see "brz annotate".

brz annotate FILENAME

Options:
   --all                     Show annotations on all lines.
   --directory ARG, -d       Branch to operate on, instead of working
                             directory.
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --long                    Show commit date in annotations.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --revision ARG, -r        See "help revisionspec" for details.
   --show-ids                Show internal object ids.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

Aliases: ann, blame, praise

Show the origin of each line in a file.

This prints out the given file with an annotation on the left side indicating which revision, author and date introduced the change.

If the origin is the same for a run of consecutive lines, it is shown only at the top, unless the --all option is given.

brz bind [LOCATION]

Options:
   --directory ARG, -d       Branch to operate on, instead of working
                             directory.
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

See also: checkouts, unbind

Convert the current branch into a checkout of the supplied branch. If no branch is supplied, rebind to the last bound location.

Once converted into a checkout, commits must succeed on the master branch before they will be applied to the local branch.

Bound branches use the nickname of its master branch unless it is set locally, in which case binding will update the local nickname to be that of the master.

brz bisect SUBCOMMAND [ARGS...]

Options:
   --directory ARG, -d       Branch to operate on, instead of working
                             directory.
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --output ARG, -o          Write log to this file.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --revision ARG, -r        See "help revisionspec" for details.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

Find an interesting commit using a binary search.

Bisecting, in a nutshell, is a way to find the commit at which some testable change was made, such as the introduction of a bug or feature.  By identifying a version which did not have the interesting change and a later version which did, a developer can test for the presence of the change at various points in the history, eventually ending up at the precise commit when the change was first introduced.

This command uses subcommands to implement the search, each of which changes the state of the bisection.  The subcommands are:

brz bisect start
   Start a bisect, possibly clearing out a previous bisect.

brz bisect yes [-r rev]
   The specified revision (or the current revision, if not given)
   has the characteristic we're looking for,

brz bisect no [-r rev]
   The specified revision (or the current revision, if not given)
   does not have the characteristic we're looking for,

brz bisect move -r rev
   Switch to a different revision manually.  Use if the bisect
   algorithm chooses a revision that is not suitable.  Try to
   move as little as possible.

brz bisect reset
   Clear out a bisection in progress.

brz bisect log [-o file]
   Output a log of the current bisection to standard output, or
   to the specified file.

brz bisect replay <logfile>
   Replay a previously-saved bisect log, forgetting any bisection
   that might be in progress.

brz bisect run <script>
   Bisect automatically using <script> to determine 'yes' or 'no'.
   <script> should exit with:
      0 for yes
      125 for unknown (like build failed so we could not test)
      anything else for no

brz blame

Alias for "annotate", see "brz annotate".

brz branch FROM_LOCATION [TO_LOCATION]

Options:
   --bind                    Bind new branch to from location.
   --files-from ARG          Get file contents from this tree.
   --hardlink                Hard-link working tree files where
                             possible.
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --no-tree                 Create a branch without a working-tree.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --revision ARG, -r        See "help revisionspec" for details.
   --stacked                 Create a stacked branch referring to the
                             source branch. The new branch will
                             depend on the availability of the source
                             branch for all operations.
   --standalone              Do not use a shared repository, even if
                             available.
   --switch                  Switch the checkout in the current
                             directory to the new branch.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --use-existing-dir        By default branch will fail if the
                             target directory exists, but does not
                             already have a control directory.  This
                             flag will allow branch to proceed.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

See also: checkout

Create a new branch that is a copy of an existing branch.

If the TO_LOCATION is omitted, the last component of the FROM_LOCATION will be used.  In other words, "branch ../foo/bar" will attempt to create ./bar. If the FROM_LOCATION has no / or path separator embedded, the TO_LOCATION is derived from the FROM_LOCATION by stripping a leading scheme or drive identifier, if any. For example, "branch lp:foo-bar" will attempt to create ./foo-bar.

To retrieve the branch as of a particular revision, supply the --revision parameter, as in "branch foo/bar -r 5".

brz branches [LOCATION]

Options:
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --recursive, -R           Recursively scan for branches rather
                             than just looking in the specified
                             location.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

List the branches available at the current location.

This command will print the names of all the branches at the current location.

brz break-lock [LOCATION]

Options:
   --config                  LOCATION is the directory where the
                             config lock is.
   --force                   Do not ask for confirmation before
                             breaking the lock.
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

Break a dead lock.

This command breaks a lock on a repository, branch, working directory or config file.

CAUTION: Locks should only be broken when you are sure that the process holding the lock has been stopped.

You can get information on what locks are open via the 'brz info [location]' command.

Examples:
   brz break-lock
   brz break-lock brz+ssh://example.com/brz/foo
   brz break-lock --conf ~/.config/breezy

brz cat FILENAME

Options:
   --directory ARG, -d       Branch to operate on, instead of working
                             directory.
   --filters                 Apply content filters to display the
                             convenience form.
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --name-from-revision      The path name in the old tree.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --revision ARG, -r        See "help revisionspec" for details.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

See also: ls

Write the contents of a file as of a given revision to standard output.

If no revision is nominated, the last revision is used.

Note: Take care to redirect standard output when using this command on a binary file.

brz check [PATH]

Options:
   --branch                  Check the branch related to the current
                             directory.
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --repo                    Check the repository related to the
                             current directory.
   --tree                    Check the working tree related to the
                             current directory.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

See also: reconcile

Validate working tree structure, branch consistency and repository history.

This command checks various invariants about branch and repository storage to detect data corruption or brz bugs.

The working tree and branch checks will only give output if a problem is detected. The output fields of the repository check are:

revisions
   This is just the number of revisions checked.  It doesn't
   indicate a problem.

versionedfiles
   This is just the number of versionedfiles checked.  It
   doesn't indicate a problem.

unreferenced ancestors
   Texts that are ancestors of other texts, but
   are not properly referenced by the revision ancestry.  This is a
   subtle problem that Breezy can work around.

unique file texts
   This is the total number of unique file contents
   seen in the checked revisions.  It does not indicate a problem.

repeated file texts
   This is the total number of repeated texts seen
   in the checked revisions.  Texts can be repeated when their file
   entries are modified, but the file contents are not.  It does not
   indicate a problem.

If no restrictions are specified, all data that is found at the given location will be checked.

Examples:

   Check the tree and branch at 'foo':

       brz check --tree --branch foo

   Check only the repository at 'bar':

       brz check --repo bar

   Check everything at 'baz':

       brz check baz

brz checkin

Alias for "commit", see "brz commit".

brz checkout [BRANCH_LOCATION] [TO_LOCATION]

Options:
   --files-from ARG          Get file contents from this tree.
   --hardlink                Hard-link working tree files where
                             possible.
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --lightweight             Perform a lightweight checkout.
                             Lightweight checkouts depend on access
                             to the branch for every operation.
                             Normal checkouts can perform common
                             operations like diff and status without
                             such access, and also support local
                             commits.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --revision ARG, -r        See "help revisionspec" for details.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

Alias: co

See also: branch, checkouts, remove-tree, working-trees

Create a new checkout of an existing branch.

If BRANCH_LOCATION is omitted, checkout will reconstitute a working tree for the branch found in '.'. This is useful if you have removed the working tree or if it was never created - i.e. if you pushed the branch to its current location using SFTP.

If the TO_LOCATION is omitted, the last component of the BRANCH_LOCATION will be used.  In other words, "checkout ../foo/bar" will attempt to create./bar.  If the BRANCH_LOCATION has no / or path separator embedded, the TO_LOCATION is derived from the BRANCH_LOCATION by stripping a leading scheme or drive identifier, if any. For example, "checkout lp:foo-bar" will attempt to create ./foo-bar.

To retrieve the branch as of a particular revision, supply the --revision parameter, as in "checkout foo/bar -r 5". Note that this will be immediately out of date [so you cannot commit] but it may be useful (i.e. to examine old code.)

brz ci

Alias for "commit", see "brz commit".

brz clean-tree

Options:
   --detritus                Delete conflict files, merge and revert
                             backups, and failed selftest dirs.
   --directory ARG, -d       Branch to operate on, instead of working
                             directory.
   --dry-run                 Show files to delete instead of deleting
                             them.
   --force                   Do not prompt before deleting.
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --ignored                 Delete all ignored files.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --unknown                 Delete files unknown to brz (default).
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

Remove unwanted files from working tree.

By default, only unknown files, not ignored files, are deleted.  Versioned files are never deleted.

Another class is 'detritus', which includes files emitted by brz during normal operations and selftests.  (The value of these files decreases with time.)

If no options are specified, unknown files are deleted.  Otherwise, option flags are respected, and may be combined.

To check what clean-tree will do, use --dry-run.

brz co

Alias for "checkout", see "brz checkout".

brz commit [SELECTED...]

Options:
   --author ARG              Set the author's name, if it's different
                             from the committer.
   --bugs ARG                Link to a related bug. (see "brz help
                             bugs").
   --commit-time ARG         Manually set a commit time using commit
                             date format, e.g. '2009-10-10 08:00:00
                             +0100'.
   --exclude ARG, -x         Do not consider changes made to a given
                             path.
   --file MSGFILE, -F        Take commit message from this file.
   --fixes ARG               Mark a bug as being fixed by this
                             revision (see "brz help bugs").
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --local                   Perform a local commit in a bound
                             branch.  Local commits are not pushed to
                             the master branch until a normal commit
                             is performed.
   --lossy                   When committing to a foreign version
                             control system do not push data that can
                             not be natively represented.
   --message ARG, -m         Description of the new revision.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --show-diff, -p           When no message is supplied, show the
                             diff along with the status summary in
                             the message editor.
   --strict                  Refuse to commit if there are unknown
                             files in the working tree.
   --unchanged               Commit even if nothing has changed.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

Aliases: ci, checkin

See also: add, bugs, hooks, uncommit

Commit changes into a new revision.

An explanatory message needs to be given for each commit. This is often done by using the --message option (getting the message from the command line) or by using the --file option (getting the message from a file). If neither of these options is given, an editor is opened for the user to enter the message. To see the changed files in the boilerplate text loaded into the editor, use the --show-diff option.

By default, the entire tree is committed and the person doing the commit is assumed to be the author. These defaults can be overridden as explained below.

Selective commits:

 If selected files are specified, only changes to those files are
 committed.  If a directory is specified then the directory and
 everything within it is committed.

 When excludes are given, they take precedence over selected files.
 For example, to commit only changes within foo, but not changes
 within foo/bar:

   brz commit foo -x foo/bar

 A selective commit after a merge is not yet supported.

Custom authors:

 If the author of the change is not the same person as the committer,
 you can specify the author's name using the --author option. The
 name should be in the same format as a committer-id, e.g.
 "John Doe <jdoe@example.com>". If there is more than one author of
 the change you can specify the option multiple times, once for each
 author.

Checks:

 A common mistake is to forget to add a new file or directory before
 running the commit command. The --strict option checks for unknown
 files and aborts the commit if any are found. More advanced pre-commit
 checks can be implemented by defining hooks. See \*(Aq\*(Aqbrz help hooks\*(Aq\*(Aq
 for details.

Things to note:

 If you accidentally commit the wrong changes or make a spelling
 mistake in the commit message say, you can use the uncommit command
 to undo it. See \*(Aq\*(Aqbrz help uncommit\*(Aq\*(Aq for details.

 Hooks can also be configured to run after a commit. This allows you
 to trigger updates to external systems like bug trackers. The --fixes
 option can be used to record the association between a revision and
 one or more bugs. See \*(Aq\*(Aqbrz help bugs\*(Aq\*(Aq for details.

brz config [NAME]

Options:
   --all                     Display all the defined values for the
                             matching options.
   --directory ARG, -d       Branch to operate on, instead of working
                             directory.
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --remove                  Remove the option from the configuration
                             file.
   --scope ARG               Reduce the scope to the specified
                             configuration file.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

See also: configuration

Display, set or remove a configuration option.

Display the active value for option NAME.

If --all is specified, NAME is interpreted as a regular expression and all matching options are displayed mentioning their scope and without resolving option references in the value). The active value that bzr will take into account is the first one displayed for each option.

If NAME is not given, --all .* is implied (all options are displayed for the current scope).

Setting a value is achieved by using NAME=value without spaces. The value is set in the most relevant scope and can be checked by displaying the option again.

Removing a value is achieved by using --remove NAME.

brz conflicts

Options:
   --directory ARG, -d       Branch to operate on, instead of working
                             directory.
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --text                    List paths of files with text conflicts.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

See also: conflict-types, resolve

List files with conflicts.

Merge will do its best to combine the changes in two branches, but there are some kinds of problems only a human can fix.  When it encounters those, it will mark a conflict.  A conflict means that you need to fix something, before you can commit.

Conflicts normally are listed as short, human-readable messages.  If --text is supplied, the pathnames of files with text conflicts are listed, instead.  (This is useful for editing all files with text conflicts.)

Use brz resolve when you have fixed a problem.

brz copy

Alias for "cp", see "brz cp".

brz cp [NAMES...]

Options:
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

Alias: copy

Copy a file.

Usage:
   brz cp OLDNAME NEWNAME

   brz cp SOURCE... DESTINATION

If the last argument is a versioned directory, all the other names are copied into it.  Otherwise, there must be exactly two arguments and the file is copied to a new name.

Files cannot be copied between branches. Only files can be copied at the moment.

brz del

Alias for "remove", see "brz remove".

brz deleted

Options:
   --directory ARG, -d       Branch to operate on, instead of working
                             directory.
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --show-ids                Show internal object ids.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

See also: ls, status

List files deleted in the working tree.
   

brz di

Alias for "diff", see "brz diff".

brz dif

Alias for "diff", see "brz diff".

brz diff [FILE...]

Options:
   --change ARG, -c          Select changes introduced by the
                             specified revision. See also "help
                             revisionspec".
   --context ARG             How many lines of context to show.
   --diff-options ARG        Pass these options to the external diff
                             program.
   --format ARG, -F          Diff format to use.
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --new ARG                 Branch/tree to compare to.
   --old ARG                 Branch/tree to compare from.
   --prefix ARG, -p          Set prefixes added to old and new
                             filenames, as two values separated by a
                             colon. (eg "old/:new/").
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --revision ARG, -r        See "help revisionspec" for details.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --using ARG               Use this command to compare files.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

Aliases: di, dif

See also: status

Show differences in the working tree, between revisions or branches.

If no arguments are given, all changes for the current tree are listed. If files are given, only the changes in those files are listed. Remote and multiple branches can be compared by using the --old and --new options. If not provided, the default for both is derived from the first argument, if any, or the current tree if no arguments are given.

"brz diff -p1" is equivalent to "brz diff --prefix old/:new/", and produces patches suitable for "patch -p1".

Note that when using the -r argument with a range of revisions, the differences are computed between the two specified revisions.  That is, the command does not show the changes introduced by the first revision in the range.  This differs from the interpretation of revision ranges used by "brz log" which includes the first revision in the range.

Exit values:
   1 - changed
   2 - unrepresentable changes
   3 - error
   0 - no change

Examples:
   Shows the difference in the working tree versus the last commit:

       brz diff

   Difference between the working tree and revision 1:

       brz diff -r1

   Difference between revision 3 and revision 1:

       brz diff -r1..3

   Difference between revision 3 and revision 1 for branch xxx:

       brz diff -r1..3 xxx

   The changes introduced by revision 2 (equivalent to -r1..2):

       brz diff -c2

   To see the changes introduced by revision X:

       brz diff -cX

   Note that in the case of a merge, the -c option shows the changes
   compared to the left hand parent. To see the changes against
   another parent, use:

       brz diff -r<chosen_parent>..X

   The changes between the current revision and the previous revision
   (equivalent to -c-1 and -r-2..-1)

       brz diff -r-2..

   Show just the differences for file NEWS:

       brz diff NEWS

   Show the differences in working tree xxx for file NEWS:

       brz diff xxx/NEWS

   Show the differences from branch xxx to this working tree:

       brz diff --old xxx

   Show the differences between two branches for file NEWS:

       brz diff --old xxx --new yyy NEWS

   Same as 'brz diff' but prefix paths with old/ and new/:

       brz diff --prefix old/:new/

   Show the differences using a custom diff program with options:

       brz diff --using /usr/bin/diff --diff-options -wu

brz export DEST [BRANCH_OR_SUBDIR]

Options:
   --directory ARG, -d       Branch to operate on, instead of working
                             directory.
   --filters                 Apply content filters to export the
                             convenient form.
   --format ARG              Type of file to export to.
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --per-file-timestamps     Set modification time of files to that
                             of the last revision in which it was
                             changed.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --revision ARG, -r        See "help revisionspec" for details.
   --root ARG                Name of the root directory inside the
                             exported file.
   --uncommitted             Export the working tree contents rather
                             than that of the last revision.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

Export current or past revision to a destination directory or archive.

If no revision is specified this exports the last committed revision.

Format may be an "exporter" name, such as tar, tgz, tbz2.  If none is given, try to find the format with the extension. If no extension is found exports to a directory (equivalent to --format=dir).

If root is supplied, it will be used as the root directory inside container formats (tar, zip, etc). If it is not supplied it will default to the exported filename. The root option has no effect for 'dir' format.

If branch is omitted then the branch containing the current working directory will be used.

Note: Export of tree with non-ASCII filenames to zip is not supported.

 =================       =========================
 Supported formats       Autodetected by extension
 =================       =========================
    dir                         (none)
    tar                          .tar
    tbz2                    .tar.bz2, .tbz2
    tgz                      .tar.gz, .tgz
    zip                          .zip
 =================       =========================

brz grep PATTERN [PATH...]

Options:
   --color WHEN              Show match in color. WHEN is never,
                             always or auto.
   --diff, -p                Grep for pattern in changeset for each
                             revision.
   --exclude GLOB, -X        Skip files whose base name matches GLOB.
   --files-with-matches, -l  Print only the name of each input file
                             in which PATTERN is found.
   --files-without-match, -L Print only the name of each input file
                             in which PATTERN is not found.
   --fixed-string, -F        Interpret PATTERN is a single fixed
                             string (not regex).
   --from-root               Search for pattern starting from the
                             root of the branch. (implies
                             --recursive)
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --ignore-case, -i         Ignore case distinctions while matching.
   --include GLOB, -I        Search only files whose base name
                             matches GLOB.
   --levels N                Number of levels to display - 0 for all,
                             1 for collapsed (1 is default).
   --line-number, -n         Show 1-based line number.
   --no-recursive            Don't recurse into subdirectories.
                             (default is --recursive)
   --null, -Z                Write an ASCII NUL (\0) separator
                             between output lines rather than a
                             newline.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --revision ARG, -r        See "help revisionspec" for details.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

Print lines matching PATTERN for specified files and revisions.

This command searches the specified files and revisions for a given pattern.  The pattern is specified as a Python regular expressions[1].

If the file name is not specified, the revisions starting with the current directory are searched recursively. If the revision number is not specified, the working copy is searched. To search the last committed revision, use the '-r -1' or '-r last:1' option.

Unversioned files are not searched unless explicitly specified on the command line. Unversioned directores are not searched.

When searching a pattern, the output is shown in the 'filepath:string' format. If a revision is explicitly searched, the output is shown as 'filepath~N:string', where N is the revision number.

--include and --exclude options can be used to search only (or exclude from search) files with base name matches the specified Unix style GLOB pattern.  The GLOB pattern an use *, ?, and [...] as wildcards, and \ to quote wildcard or backslash character literally. Note that the glob pattern is not a regular expression.

[1] http://docs.python.org/library/re.html#regular-expression-syntax

brz help [TOPIC]

Options:
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --long                    Show help on all commands.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

Aliases: ?, --help, -?, -h

See also: topics

Show help on a command or other topic.
   

brz ignore [NAME_PATTERN...]

Options:
   --default-rules           Display the default ignore rules that
                             brz uses.
   --directory ARG, -d       Branch to operate on, instead of working
                             directory.
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

See also: ignored, patterns, status

Ignore specified files or patterns.

See \*(Aq\*(Aqbrz help patterns\*(Aq\*(Aq for details on the syntax of patterns.

If a .bzrignore file does not exist, the ignore command will create one and add the specified files or patterns to the newly created file. The ignore command will also automatically add the.bzrignore file to be versioned. Creating a .bzrignore file without the use of the ignore command will require an explicit add command.

To remove patterns from the ignore list, edit the .bzrignore file. After adding, editing or deleting that file either indirectly by using this command or directly by using an editor, be sure to commit it.

Breezy also supports a global ignore file ~/.config/breezy/ignore. On Windows the global ignore file can be found in the application data directory as C:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Application Data\Breezy\3.0\ignore. Global ignores are not touched by this command. The global ignore file can be edited directly using an editor.

Patterns prefixed with '!' are exceptions to ignore patterns and take precedence over regular ignores.  Such exceptions are used to specify files that should be versioned which would otherwise be ignored.

Patterns prefixed with '!!' act as regular ignore patterns, but have precedence over the '!' exception patterns.

Notes:

* Ignore patterns containing shell wildcards must be quoted from
 the shell on Unix.

* Ignore patterns starting with "#" act as comments in the ignore file.
 To ignore patterns that begin with that character, use the "RE:" prefix.

Examples:
   Ignore the top level Makefile:

       brz ignore ./Makefile

   Ignore .class files in all directories...:

       brz ignore "*.class"

   ...but do not ignore "special.class":

       brz ignore "!special.class"

   Ignore files whose name begins with the "#" character:

       brz ignore "RE:^#"

   Ignore .o files under the lib directory:

       brz ignore "lib/**/*.o"

   Ignore .o files under the lib directory:

       brz ignore "RE:lib/.*\.o"

   Ignore everything but the "debian" toplevel directory:

       brz ignore "RE:(?!debian/).*"

   Ignore everything except the "local" toplevel directory,
   but always ignore autosave files ending in ~, even under local/:

       brz ignore "*"
       brz ignore "!./local"
       brz ignore "!!*~"

brz ignored

Options:
   --directory ARG, -d       Branch to operate on, instead of working
                             directory.
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

See also: ignore, ls

List ignored files and the patterns that matched them.

List all the ignored files and the ignore pattern that caused the file to be ignored.

Alternatively, to list just the files:

   brz ls --ignored

brz import SOURCE [TREE]

Options:
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

Import sources from a directory, tarball or zip file

This command will import a directory, tarball or zip file into a bzr tree, replacing any versioned files already present.  If a directory is specified, it is used as the target.  If the directory does not exist, or is not versioned, it is created.

Tarballs may be gzip or bzip2 compressed.  This is autodetected.

If the tarball or zip has a single root directory, that directory is stripped when extracting the tarball.  This is not done for directories.

brz info [LOCATION]

Options:
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

See also: repositories, revno, working-trees

Show information about a working tree, branch or repository.

This command will show all known locations and formats associated to the tree, branch or repository.

In verbose mode, statistical information is included with each report. To see extended statistic information, use a verbosity level of 2 or higher by specifying the verbose option multiple times, e.g. -vv.

Branches and working trees will also report any missing revisions.

Examples:

 Display information on the format and related locations:

   brz info

 Display the above together with extended format information and
 basic statistics (like the number of files in the working tree and
 number of revisions in the branch and repository):

   brz info -v

 Display the above together with number of committers to the branch:

   brz info -vv

brz init [LOCATION]

Options:
   --append-revisions-only   Never change revnos or the existing log.
                             Append revisions to it only.
   --create-prefix           Create the path leading up to the branch
                             if it does not already exist.
   --format ARG              Specify a format for this branch. See
                             "help formats" for a full list.
   --2a                      Format for the bzr 2.0 series.
   --bzr                     Format for the bzr 2.0 series.
   --default                 Format for the bzr 2.0 series.
   --git                     GIT repository.
   --git-bare                Bare GIT repository (no working tree).
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --no-tree                 Create a branch without a working tree.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

See also: branch, checkout, init-repository

Make a directory into a versioned branch.

Use this to create an empty branch, or before importing an existing project.

If there is a repository in a parent directory of the location, then the history of the branch will be stored in the repository.  Otherwise init creates a standalone branch which carries its own history in the .bzr directory.

If there is already a branch at the location but it has no working tree, the tree can be populated with 'brz checkout'.

Recipe for importing a tree of files:

   cd ~/project
   brz init
   brz add .
   brz status
   brz commit -m "imported project"

brz init-repo

Alias for "init-repository", see "brz init-repository".

brz init-repository LOCATION

Options:
   --format ARG              Specify a format for this repository.
                             See "brz help formats" for details.
   --2a                      Format for the bzr 2.0 series.
   --bzr                     Format for the bzr 2.0 series.
   --default                 Format for the bzr 2.0 series.
   --git                     GIT repository.
   --git-bare                Bare GIT repository (no working tree).
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --no-trees                Branches in the repository will default
                             to not having a working tree.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

Alias: init-repo

See also: branch, checkout, init, repositories

Create a shared repository for branches to share storage space.

New branches created under the repository directory will store their revisions in the repository, not in the branch directory.  For branches with shared history, this reduces the amount of storage needed and speeds up the creation of new branches.

If the --no-trees option is given then the branches in the repository will not have working trees by default.  They will still exist as directories on disk, but they will not have separate copies of the files at a certain revision.  This can be useful for repositories that store branches which are interacted with through checkouts or remote branches, such as on a server.

Examples:
   Create a shared repository holding just branches:

       brz init-repo --no-trees repo
       brz init repo/trunk

   Make a lightweight checkout elsewhere:

       brz checkout --lightweight repo/trunk trunk-checkout
       cd trunk-checkout
       (add files here)

brz join TREE

Options:
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

See also: split

Combine a tree into its containing tree.

This command requires the target tree to be in a rich-root format.

The TREE argument should be an independent tree, inside another tree, but not part of it.  (Such trees can be produced by "brz split", but also by running "brz branch" with the target inside a tree.)

The result is a combined tree, with the subtree no longer an independent part.  This is marked as a merge of the subtree into the containing tree, and all history is preserved.

brz launchpad-login [NAME]

Options:
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --no-check                Don't check that the user name is valid.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

Alias: lp-login

Show or set the Launchpad user ID.

When communicating with Launchpad, some commands need to know your Launchpad user ID.  This command can be used to set or show the user ID that Bazaar will use for such communication.

Examples:
 Show the Launchpad ID of the current user:

     brz launchpad-login

 Set the Launchpad ID of the current user to 'bob':

     brz launchpad-login bob

brz launchpad-logout

Options:
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

Alias: lp-logout

Unset the Launchpad user ID.

When communicating with Launchpad, some commands need to know your Launchpad user ID.  This command will log you out from Launchpad. This means that communication with Launchpad will happen over HTTPS, and will not require one of your SSH keys to be available.

brz launchpad-open [LOCATION]

Options:
   --dry-run                 Do not actually open the browser. Just
                             say the URL we would use.
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

Alias: lp-open

Open a Launchpad branch page in your web browser.

brz log [FILE...]

Options:
   --authors ARG             What names to list as authors - first,
                             all or committer.
   --change ARG, -c          Show just the specified revision. See
                             also "help revisionspec".
   --exclude-common-ancestry Display only the revisions that are not
                             part of both ancestries (require
                             -rX..Y).
   --forward                 Show from oldest to newest.
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --include-merged          Show merged revisions like --levels 0
                             does.
   --levels N, -n            Number of levels to display - 0 for all,
                             1 for flat.
   --limit N, -l             Limit the output to the first N
                             revisions.
   --log-format ARG          Use specified log format.
   --gnu-changelog           Format used by GNU ChangeLog files.
   --line                    Log format with one line per revision.
   --long                    Detailed log format.
   --short                   Moderately short log format.
   --match ARG, -m           Show revisions whose properties match
                             this expression.
   --match-author ARG        Show revisions whose authors match this
                             expression.
   --match-bugs ARG          Show revisions whose bugs match this
                             expression.
   --match-committer ARG     Show revisions whose committer matches
                             this expression.
   --match-message ARG       Show revisions whose message matches
                             this expression.
   --omit-merges             Do not report commits with more than one
                             parent.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --revision ARG, -r        See "help revisionspec" for details.
   --show-diff, -p           Show changes made in each revision as a
                             patch.
   --show-ids                Show internal object ids.
   --signatures              Show digital signature validity.
   --timezone ARG            Display timezone as local, original, or
                             utc.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Show files changed in each revision.

See also: log-formats, revisionspec

Show historical log for a branch or subset of a branch.

log is brz's default tool for exploring the history of a branch. The branch to use is taken from the first parameter. If no parameters are given, the branch containing the working directory is logged. Here are some simple examples:

 brz log                       log the current branch
 brz log foo.py                log a file in its branch
 brz log http://server/branch  log a branch on a server

The filtering, ordering and information shown for each revision can be controlled as explained below. By default, all revisions are shown sorted (topologically) so that newer revisions appear before older ones and descendants always appear before ancestors. If displayed, merged revisions are shown indented under the revision in which they were merged.

Output control:

 The log format controls how information about each revision is
 displayed. The standard log formats are called \*(Aq\*(Aqlong\*(Aq\*(Aq, \*(Aq\*(Aqshort\*(Aq\*(Aq
 and \*(Aq\*(Aqline\*(Aq\*(Aq. The default is long. See \*(Aq\*(Aqbrz help log-formats\*(Aq\*(Aq
 for more details on log formats.

 The following options can be used to control what information is
 displayed:

   -l N        display a maximum of N revisions
   -n N        display N levels of revisions (0 for all, 1 for collapsed)
   -v          display a status summary (delta) for each revision
   -p          display a diff (patch) for each revision
   --show-ids  display revision-ids (and file-ids), not just revnos

 Note that the default number of levels to display is a function of the
 log format. If the -n option is not used, the standard log formats show
 just the top level (mainline).

 Status summaries are shown using status flags like A, M, etc. To see
 the changes explained using words like \*(Aq\*(Aqadded\*(Aq\*(Aq and \*(Aq\*(Aqmodified\*(Aq\*(Aq
 instead, use the -vv option.

Ordering control:

 To display revisions from oldest to newest, use the --forward option.
 In most cases, using this option will have little impact on the total
 time taken to produce a log, though --forward does not incrementally
 display revisions like --reverse does when it can.

Revision filtering:

 The -r option can be used to specify what revision or range of revisions
 to filter against. The various forms are shown below:

   -rX      display revision X
   -rX..    display revision X and later
   -r..Y    display up to and including revision Y
   -rX..Y   display from X to Y inclusive

 See \*(Aq\*(Aqbrz help revisionspec\*(Aq\*(Aq for details on how to specify X and Y.
 Some common examples are given below:

   -r-1                show just the tip
   -r-10..             show the last 10 mainline revisions
   -rsubmit:..         show what's new on this branch
   -rancestor:path..   show changes since the common ancestor of this
                       branch and the one at location path
   -rdate:yesterday..  show changes since yesterday

 When logging a range of revisions using -rX..Y, log starts at
 revision Y and searches back in history through the primary
 ("left-hand") parents until it finds X. When logging just the
 top level (using -n1), an error is reported if X is not found
 along the way. If multi-level logging is used (-n0), X may be
 a nested merge revision and the log will be truncated accordingly.

Path filtering:

 If parameters are given and the first one is not a branch, the log
 will be filtered to show only those revisions that changed the
 nominated files or directories.

 Filenames are interpreted within their historical context. To log a
 deleted file, specify a revision range so that the file existed at
 the end or start of the range.

 Historical context is also important when interpreting pathnames of
 renamed files/directories. Consider the following example:

 * revision 1: add tutorial.txt
 * revision 2: modify tutorial.txt
 * revision 3: rename tutorial.txt to guide.txt; add tutorial.txt

 In this case:

 * \*(Aq\*(Aqbrz log guide.txt\*(Aq\*(Aq will log the file added in revision 1

 * \*(Aq\*(Aqbrz log tutorial.txt\*(Aq\*(Aq will log the new file added in revision 3

 * \*(Aq\*(Aqbrz log -r2 -p tutorial.txt\*(Aq\*(Aq will show the changes made to
   the original file in revision 2.

 * \*(Aq\*(Aqbrz log -r2 -p guide.txt\*(Aq\*(Aq will display an error message as there
   was no file called guide.txt in revision 2.

 Renames are always followed by log. By design, there is no need to
 explicitly ask for this (and no way to stop logging a file back
 until it was last renamed).

Other filtering:

 The --match option can be used for finding revisions that match a
 regular expression in a commit message, committer, author or bug.
 Specifying the option several times will match any of the supplied
 expressions. --match-author, --match-bugs, --match-committer and
 --match-message can be used to only match a specific field.

Tips & tricks:

 GUI tools and IDEs are often better at exploring history than command
 line tools: you may prefer qlog or viz from qbzr or bzr-gtk, the
 bzr-explorer shell, or the Loggerhead web interface.  See the Bazaar
 Plugin Guide <http://doc.bazaar.canonical.com/plugins/en/> and
 <http://wiki.bazaar.canonical.com/IDEIntegration>.

 You may find it useful to add the aliases below to \*(Aq\*(Aqbreezy.conf\*(Aq\*(Aq:

   [ALIASES]
   tip = log -r-1
   top = log -l10 --line
   show = log -v -p

 \*(Aq\*(Aqbrz tip\*(Aq\*(Aq will then show the latest revision while \*(Aq\*(Aqbrz top\*(Aq\*(Aq
 will show the last 10 mainline revisions. To see the details of a
 particular revision X,  \*(Aq\*(Aqbrz show -rX\*(Aq\*(Aq.

 If you are interested in looking deeper into a particular merge X,
 use \*(Aq\*(Aqbrz log -n0 -rX\*(Aq\*(Aq.

 \*(Aq\*(Aqbrz log -v\*(Aq\*(Aq on a branch with lots of history is currently
 very slow. A fix for this issue is currently under development.
 With or without that fix, it is recommended that a revision range
 be given when using the -v option.

 brz has a generic full-text matching plugin, brz-search, that can be
 used to find revisions matching user names, commit messages, etc.
 Among other features, this plugin can find all revisions containing
 a list of words but not others.

 When exploring non-mainline history on large projects with deep
 history, the performance of log can be greatly improved by installing
 the historycache plugin. This plugin buffers historical information
 trading disk space for faster speed.

brz lp-find-proposal

Options:
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --revision ARG, -r        See "help revisionspec" for details.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

Find the proposal to merge this revision.

Finds the merge proposal(s) that discussed landing the specified revision. This works only if the if the merged_revno was recorded for the merge proposal.  The proposal(s) are opened in a web browser.

Only the revision specified is searched for.  To find the mainline revision that merged it into mainline, use the "mainline" revision spec.

So, to find the merge proposal that reviewed line 1 of README:

 brz lp-find-proposal -r mainline:annotate:README:1

brz lp-login

Alias for "launchpad-login", see "brz launchpad-login".

brz lp-logout

Alias for "launchpad-logout", see "brz launchpad-logout".

brz lp-open

Alias for "launchpad-open", see "brz launchpad-open".

brz ls [PATH]

Options:
   --directory ARG, -d       Branch to operate on, instead of working
                             directory.
   --from-root               Print paths relative to the root of the
                             branch.
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --ignored, -i             Print ignored files.
   --kind ARG, -k            List entries of a particular kind: file,
                             directory, symlink, tree-reference.
   --null, -0                Use an ASCII NUL (\0) separator rather
                             than a newline.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --recursive, -R           Recurse into subdirectories.
   --revision ARG, -r        See "help revisionspec" for details.
   --show-ids                Show internal object ids.
   --unknown, -u             Print unknown files.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.
   --versioned, -V           Print versioned files.

See also: cat, status

List files in a tree.
   

brz merge [LOCATION]

Options:
   --change ARG, -c          Select changes introduced by the
                             specified revision. See also "help
                             revisionspec".
   --directory ARG, -d       Branch to merge into, rather than the
                             one containing the working directory.
   --force                   Merge even if the destination tree has
                             uncommitted changes.
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --interactive, -i         Select changes interactively.
   --merge-type ARG          Select a particular merge algorithm.
   --diff3                   Merge using external diff3.
   --lca                     LCA-newness merge.
   --merge3                  Native diff3-style merge.
   --weave                   Weave-based merge.
   --preview                 Instead of merging, show a diff of the
                             merge.
   --pull                    If the destination is already completely
                             merged into the source, pull from the
                             source rather than merging.  When this
                             happens, you do not need to commit the
                             result.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --remember                Remember the specified location as a
                             default.
   --reprocess               Reprocess to reduce spurious conflicts.
   --revision ARG, -r        See "help revisionspec" for details.
   --show-base               Show base revision text in conflicts.
   --uncommitted             Apply uncommitted changes from a working
                             copy, instead of branch changes.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

See also: remerge, send, status-flags, update

Perform a three-way merge.

The source of the merge can be specified either in the form of a branch, or in the form of a path to a file containing a merge directive generated with brz send. If neither is specified, the default is the upstream branch or the branch most recently merged using --remember.  The source of the merge may also be specified in the form of a path to a file in another branch:  in this case, only the modifications to that file are merged into the current working tree.

When merging from a branch, by default brz will try to merge in all new work from the other branch, automatically determining an appropriate base revision.  If this fails, you may need to give an explicit base.

To pick a different ending revision, pass "--revision OTHER".  brz will try to merge in all new work up to and including revision OTHER.

If you specify two values, "--revision BASE..OTHER", only revisions BASE through OTHER, excluding BASE but including OTHER, will be merged.  If this causes some revisions to be skipped, i.e. if the destination branch does not already contain revision BASE, such a merge is commonly referred to as a "cherrypick". Unlike a normal merge, Breezy does not currently track cherrypicks. The changes look like a normal commit, and the history of the changes from the other branch is not stored in the commit.

Revision numbers are always relative to the source branch.

Merge will do its best to combine the changes in two branches, but there are some kinds of problems only a human can fix.  When it encounters those, it will mark a conflict.  A conflict means that you need to fix something, before you can commit.

Use brz resolve when you have fixed a problem.  See also brz conflicts.

If there is no default branch set, the first merge will set it (use --no-remember to avoid setting it). After that, you can omit the branch to use the default.  To change the default, use --remember. The value will only be saved if the remote location can be accessed.

The results of the merge are placed into the destination working directory, where they can be reviewed (with brz diff), tested, and then committed to record the result of the merge.

merge refuses to run if there are any uncommitted changes, unless --force is given.  If --force is given, then the changes from the source will be merged with the current working tree, including any uncommitted changes in the tree.  The --force option can also be used to create a merge revision which has more than two parents.

If one would like to merge changes from the working tree of the other branch without merging any committed revisions, the --uncommitted option can be given.

To select only some changes to merge, use "merge -i", which will prompt you to apply each diff hunk and file change, similar to "shelve".

Examples:
   To merge all new revisions from brz.dev:

       brz merge ../brz.dev

   To merge changes up to and including revision 82 from brz.dev:

       brz merge -r 82 ../brz.dev

   To merge the changes introduced by 82, without previous changes:

       brz merge -r 81..82 ../brz.dev

   To apply a merge directive contained in /tmp/merge:

       brz merge /tmp/merge

   To create a merge revision with three parents from two branches
   feature1a and feature1b:

       brz merge ../feature1a
       brz merge ../feature1b --force
       brz commit -m 'revision with three parents'

brz missing [OTHER_BRANCH]

Options:
   --directory ARG, -d       Branch to operate on, instead of working
                             directory.
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --include-merged          Show all revisions in addition to the
                             mainline ones.
   --log-format ARG          Use specified log format.
   --gnu-changelog           Format used by GNU ChangeLog files.
   --line                    Log format with one line per revision.
   --long                    Detailed log format.
   --short                   Moderately short log format.
   --mine-only               Display changes in the local branch
                             only.
   --my-revision ARG         Filter on local branch revisions
                             (inclusive). See "help revisionspec" for
                             details.
   --other                   Same as --theirs-only.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --reverse                 Reverse the order of revisions.
   --revision ARG, -r        Filter on other branch revisions
                             (inclusive). See "help revisionspec" for
                             details.
   --show-ids                Show internal object ids.
   --theirs-only             Display changes in the remote branch
                             only.
   --this                    Same as --mine-only.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

See also: merge, pull

Show unmerged/unpulled revisions between two branches.

OTHER_BRANCH may be local or remote.

To filter on a range of revisions, you can use the command -r begin..end -r revision requests a specific revision, -r ..end or -r begin.. are also valid.

Exit values:
   1 - some missing revisions
   0 - no missing revisions

Examples:

   Determine the missing revisions between this and the branch at the
   remembered pull location:

       brz missing

   Determine the missing revisions between this and another branch:

       brz missing http://server/branch

   Determine the missing revisions up to a specific revision on the other
   branch:

       brz missing -r ..-10

   Determine the missing revisions up to a specific revision on this
   branch:

       brz missing --my-revision ..-10

brz mkdir DIR...

Options:
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --parents, -p             No error if existing, make parent
                             directories as needed.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

Create a new versioned directory.

This is equivalent to creating the directory and then adding it.

brz move

Alias for "mv", see "brz mv".

brz mv [NAMES...]

Options:
   --after                   Move only the brz identifier of the
                             file, because the file has already been
                             moved.
   --auto                    Automatically guess renames.
   --dry-run                 Avoid making changes when guessing
                             renames.
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

Aliases: move, rename

Move or rename a file.

Usage:
   brz mv OLDNAME NEWNAME

   brz mv SOURCE... DESTINATION

If the last argument is a versioned directory, all the other names are moved into it.  Otherwise, there must be exactly two arguments and the file is changed to a new name.

If OLDNAME does not exist on the filesystem but is versioned and NEWNAME does exist on the filesystem but is not versioned, mv assumes that the file has been manually moved and only updates its internal inventory to reflect that change. The same is valid when moving many SOURCE files to a DESTINATION.

Files cannot be moved between branches.

brz nick [NICKNAME]

Options:
   --directory ARG, -d       Branch to operate on, instead of working
                             directory.
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

See also: info

Print or set the branch nickname.

If unset, the colocated branch name is used for colocated branches, and the branch directory name is used for other branches.  To print the current nickname, execute with no argument.

Bound branches use the nickname of its master branch unless it is set locally.

brz pack [BRANCH_OR_REPO]

Options:
   --clean-obsolete-packs    Delete obsolete packs to save disk
                             space.
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

See also: repositories

Compress the data within a repository.

This operation compresses the data within a bazaar repository. As bazaar supports automatic packing of repository, this operation is normally not required to be done manually.

During the pack operation, bazaar takes a backup of existing repository data, i.e. pack files. This backup is eventually removed by bazaar automatically when it is safe to do so. To save disk space by removing the backed up pack files, the --clean-obsolete-packs option may be used.

Warning: If you use --clean-obsolete-packs and your machine crashes during or immediately after repacking, you may be left with a state where the deletion has been written to disk but the new packs have not been. In this case the repository may be unusable.

brz ping LOCATION

Options:
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

Pings a Bazaar smart server.

This command sends a 'hello' request to the given location using the brz smart protocol, and reports the response.

brz plugins

Options:
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

List the installed plugins.

This command displays the list of installed plugins including version of plugin and a short description of each.

--verbose shows the path where each plugin is located.

A plugin is an external component for Breezy that extends the revision control system, by adding or replacing code in Breezy. Plugins can do a variety of things, including overriding commands, adding new commands, providing additional network transports and customizing log output.

See the Bazaar Plugin Guide <http://doc.bazaar.canonical.com/plugins/en/> for further information on plugins including where to find them and how to install them. Instructions are also provided there on how to write new plugins using the Python programming language.

brz praise

Alias for "annotate", see "brz annotate".

brz pull [LOCATION]

Options:
   --directory ARG, -d       Branch to pull into, rather than the one
                             containing the working directory.
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --local                   Perform a local pull in a bound branch.
                             Local pulls are not applied to the
                             master branch.
   --overwrite               Ignore differences between branches and
                             overwrite unconditionally.
   --overwrite-tags          Overwrite tags only.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --remember                Remember the specified location as a
                             default.
   --revision ARG, -r        See "help revisionspec" for details.
   --show-base               Show base revision text in conflicts.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Show logs of pulled revisions.

See also: push, send, status-flags, update

Turn this branch into a mirror of another branch.

By default, this command only works on branches that have not diverged. Branches are considered diverged if the destination branch's most recent commit is one that has not been merged (directly or indirectly) into the parent.

If branches have diverged, you can use 'brz merge' to integrate the changes from one into the other.  Once one branch has merged, the other should be able to pull it again.

If you want to replace your local changes and just want your branch to match the remote one, use pull --overwrite. This will work even if the two branches have diverged.

If there is no default location set, the first pull will set it (use --no-remember to avoid setting it). After that, you can omit the location to use the default.  To change the default, use --remember. The value will only be saved if the remote location can be accessed.

The --verbose option will display the revisions pulled using the log_format configuration option. You can use a different format by overriding it with -Olog_format=<other_format>.

Note: The location can be specified either in the form of a branch, or in the form of a path to a file containing a merge directive generated with brz send.

brz push [LOCATION]

Options:
   --create-prefix           Create the path leading up to the branch
                             if it does not already exist.
   --directory ARG, -d       Branch to push from, rather than the one
                             containing the working directory.
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --lossy                   Allow lossy push, i.e. dropping metadata
                             that can't be represented in the target.
   --no-tree                 Don't populate the working tree, even
                             for protocols that support it.
   --overwrite               Ignore differences between branches and
                             overwrite unconditionally.
   --overwrite-tags          Overwrite tags only.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --remember                Remember the specified location as a
                             default.
   --revision ARG, -r        See "help revisionspec" for details.
   --stacked                 Create a stacked branch that references
                             the public location of the parent
                             branch.
   --stacked-on ARG          Create a stacked branch that refers to
                             another branch for the commit history.
                             Only the work not present in the
                             referenced branch is included in the
                             branch created.
   --strict                  Refuse to push if there are uncommitted
                             changes in the working tree, --no-strict
                             disables the check.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --use-existing-dir        By default push will fail if the target
                             directory exists, but does not already
                             have a control directory.  This flag
                             will allow push to proceed.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

See also: pull, update, working-trees

Update a mirror of this branch.

The target branch will not have its working tree populated because this is both expensive, and is not supported on remote file systems.

Some smart servers or protocols *may* put the working tree in place in the future.

This command only works on branches that have not diverged.  Branches are considered diverged if the destination branch's most recent commit is one that has not been merged (directly or indirectly) by the source branch.

If branches have diverged, you can use 'brz push --overwrite' to replace the other branch completely, discarding its unmerged changes.

If you want to ensure you have the different changes in the other branch, do a merge (see brz help merge) from the other branch, and commit that. After that you will be able to do a push without '--overwrite'.

If there is no default push location set, the first push will set it (use --no-remember to avoid setting it).  After that, you can omit the location to use the default.  To change the default, use --remember. The value will only be saved if the remote location can be accessed.

The --verbose option will display the revisions pushed using the log_format configuration option. You can use a different format by overriding it with -Olog_format=<other_format>.

brz reconcile [BRANCH]

Options:
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

See also: check

Reconcile brz metadata in a branch.

This can correct data mismatches that may have been caused by previous ghost operations or brz upgrades. You should only need to run this command if 'brz check' or a brz developer advises you to run it.

If a second branch is provided, cross-branch reconciliation is also attempted, which will check that data like the tree root id which was not present in very early brz versions is represented correctly in both branches.

At the same time it is run it may recompress data resulting in a potential saving in disk space or performance gain.

The branch *MUST* be on a listable system such as local disk or sftp.

brz reconfigure [LOCATION]

Options:
   --bind-to ARG             Branch to bind checkout to.
   --force                   Perform reconfiguration even if local
                             changes will be lost.
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --repository_trees ARG    Whether new branches in the repository
                             have trees.
   --with-no-trees           Reconfigure repository to not create
                             working trees on branches by default.
   --with-trees              Reconfigure repository to create working
                             trees on branches by default.
   --repository_type ARG     Location fo the repository.
   --standalone              Reconfigure to be a standalone branch
                             (i.e. stop using shared repository).
   --use-shared              Reconfigure to use a shared repository.
   --stacked-on ARG          Reconfigure a branch to be stacked on
                             another branch.
   --tree_type ARG           The relation between branch and tree.
   --branch                  Reconfigure to be an unbound branch with
                             no working tree.
   --checkout                Reconfigure to be a bound branch with a
                             working tree.
   --lightweight-checkout    Reconfigure to be a lightweight checkout
                             (with no local history).
   --tree                    Reconfigure to be an unbound branch with
                             a working tree.
   --unstacked               Reconfigure a branch to be unstacked.
                             This may require copying substantial
                             data into it.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

See also: branches, checkouts, standalone-trees, working-trees

Reconfigure the type of a brz directory.

A target configuration must be specified.

For checkouts, the bind-to location will be auto-detected if not specified. The order of preference is 1. For a lightweight checkout, the current bound location. 2. For branches that used to be checkouts, the previously-bound location. 3. The push location. 4. The parent location. If none of these is available, --bind-to must be specified.

brz remerge [FILE...]

Options:
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --merge-type ARG          Select a particular merge algorithm.
   --diff3                   Merge using external diff3.
   --lca                     LCA-newness merge.
   --merge3                  Native diff3-style merge.
   --weave                   Weave-based merge.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --reprocess               Reprocess to reduce spurious conflicts.
   --show-base               Show base revision text in conflicts.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

Redo a merge.

Use this if you want to try a different merge technique while resolving conflicts.  Some merge techniques are better than others, and remerge lets you try different ones on different files.

The options for remerge have the same meaning and defaults as the ones for merge.  The difference is that remerge can (only) be run when there is a pending merge, and it lets you specify particular files.

Examples:
   Re-do the merge of all conflicted files, and show the base text in
   conflict regions, in addition to the usual THIS and OTHER texts:

       brz remerge --show-base

   Re-do the merge of "foobar", using the weave merge algorithm, with
   additional processing to reduce the size of conflict regions:

       brz remerge --merge-type weave --reprocess foobar

brz remove [FILE...]

Options:
   --file-deletion-strategy ARGThe file deletion mode to be used.
   --keep                    Delete from brz but leave the working
                             copy.
   --no-backup               Don't backup changed files.
   --safe                    Backup changed files (default).
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --new                     Only remove files that have never been
                             committed.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

Aliases: rm, del

Remove files or directories.

This makes Breezy stop tracking changes to the specified files. Breezy will delete them if they can easily be recovered using revert otherwise they will be backed up (adding an extension of the form .~#~). If no options or parameters are given Breezy will scan for files that are being tracked by Breezy but missing in your tree and stop tracking them for you.

brz remove-branch [LOCATION]

Options:
   --directory ARG, -d       Branch to operate on, instead of working
                             directory.
   --force                   Remove branch even if it is the active
                             branch.
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

Alias: rmbranch

Remove a branch.

This will remove the branch from the specified location but will keep any working tree or repository in place.

Examples:

 Remove the branch at repo/trunk:

   brz remove-branch repo/trunk

brz remove-tree [LOCATION...]

Options:
   --force                   Remove the working tree even if it has
                             uncommitted or shelved changes.
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

See also: checkout, working-trees

Remove the working tree from a given branch/checkout.

Since a lightweight checkout is little more than a working tree this will refuse to run against one.

To re-create the working tree, use "brz checkout".

brz rename

Alias for "mv", see "brz mv".

brz renames [DIR]

Options:
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

See also: status

Show list of renamed files.
   

brz resolve [FILE...]

Options:
   --action ARG              How to resolve the conflict.
   --auto                    Detect whether conflict has been
                             resolved by user.
   --done                    Marks the conflict as resolved.
   --take-other              Resolve the conflict taking the merged
                             version into account.
   --take-this               Resolve the conflict preserving the
                             version in the working tree.
   --all                     Resolve all conflicts in this tree.
   --directory ARG, -d       Branch to operate on, instead of working
                             directory.
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

Alias: resolved

See also: conflicts

Mark a conflict as resolved.

Merge will do its best to combine the changes in two branches, but there are some kinds of problems only a human can fix.  When it encounters those, it will mark a conflict.  A conflict means that you need to fix something, before you can commit.

Once you have fixed a problem, use "brz resolve" to automatically mark text conflicts as fixed, "brz resolve FILE" to mark a specific conflict as resolved, or "brz resolve --all" to mark all conflicts as resolved.

brz resolved

Alias for "resolve", see "brz resolve".

brz revert [FILE...]

Options:
   --forget-merges           Remove pending merge marker, without
                             changing any files.
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --no-backup               Do not save backups of reverted files.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --revision ARG, -r        See "help revisionspec" for details.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

See also: cat, export, merge, shelve

Set files in the working tree back to the contents of a previous revision.

Giving a list of files will revert only those files.  Otherwise, all files will be reverted.  If the revision is not specified with '--revision', the working tree basis revision is used. A revert operation affects only the working tree, not any revision history like the branch and repository or the working tree basis revision.

To remove only some changes, without reverting to a prior version, use merge instead.  For example, "merge . -r -2..-3" (don't forget the ".") will remove the changes introduced by the second last commit (-2), without affecting the changes introduced by the last commit (-1).  To remove certain changes on a hunk-by-hunk basis, see the shelve command. To update the branch to a specific revision or the latest revision and update the working tree accordingly while preserving local changes, see the update command.

Uncommitted changes to files that are reverted will be discarded. However, by default, any files that have been manually changed will be backed up first.  (Files changed only by merge are not backed up.)  Backup files have '.~#~' appended to their name, where # is a number.

When you provide files, you can use their current pathname or the pathname from the target revision.  So you can use revert to "undelete" a file by name.  If you name a directory, all the contents of that directory will be reverted.

If you have newly added files since the target revision, they will be removed.  If the files to be removed have been changed, backups will be created as above.  Directories containing unknown files will not be deleted.

The working tree contains a list of revisions that have been merged but not yet committed. These revisions will be included as additional parents of the next commit.  Normally, using revert clears that list as well as reverting the files.  If any files are specified, revert leaves the list of uncommitted merges alone and reverts only the files.  Use \*(Aq\*(Aqbrz revert.\*(Aq\*(Aq in the tree root to revert all files but keep the recorded merges, and \*(Aq\*(Aqbrz revert --forget-merges\*(Aq\*(Aq to clear the pending merge list without reverting any files.

Using "brz revert --forget-merges", it is possible to apply all of the changes from a branch in a single revision.  To do this, perform the merge as desired.  Then doing revert with the "--forget-merges" option will keep the content of the tree as it was, but it will clear the list of pending merges.  The next commit will then contain all of the changes that are present in the other branch, but without any other parent revisions. Because this technique forgets where these changes originated, it may cause additional conflicts on later merges involving the same source and target branches.

brz revno [LOCATION]

Options:
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --revision ARG, -r        See "help revisionspec" for details.
   --tree                    Show revno of working tree.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

See also: info

Show current revision number.

This is equal to the number of revisions on this branch.

brz rm

Alias for "remove", see "brz remove".

brz rmbranch

Alias for "remove-branch", see "brz remove-branch".

brz root [FILENAME]

Options:
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

Show the tree root directory.

The root is the nearest enclosing directory with a control directory.

brz send [SUBMIT_BRANCH] [PUBLIC_BRANCH]

Options:
   --body ARG                Body for the email.
   --format ARG              Use the specified output format.
   --from ARG, -f            Branch to generate the submission from,
                             rather than the one containing the
                             working directory.
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --mail-to ARG             Mail the request to this address.
   --message ARG, -m         Message string.
   --no-bundle               Do not include a bundle in the merge
                             directive.
   --no-patch                Do not include a preview patch in the
                             merge directive.
   --output ARG, -o          Write merge directive to this file or
                             directory; use - for stdout.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --remember                Remember submit and public branch.
   --revision ARG, -r        See "help revisionspec" for details.
   --strict                  Refuse to send if there are uncommitted
                             changes in the working tree, --no-strict
                             disables the check.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

See also: merge, pull

Mail or create a merge-directive for submitting changes.

A merge directive provides many things needed for requesting merges:

* A machine-readable description of the merge to perform

* An optional patch that is a preview of the changes requested

* An optional bundle of revision data, so that the changes can be applied
 directly from the merge directive, without retrieving data from a
 branch.

\*(Aqbrz send\*(Aq creates a compact data set that, when applied using brz merge, has the same effect as merging from the source branch.

By default the merge directive is self-contained and can be applied to any branch containing submit_branch in its ancestory without needing access to the source branch.

If --no-bundle is specified, then Breezy doesn't send the contents of the revisions, but only a structured request to merge from the public_location.  In that case the public_branch is needed and it must be up-to-date and accessible to the recipient.  The public_branch is always included if known, so that people can check it later.

The submit branch defaults to the parent of the source branch, but can be overridden.  Both submit branch and public branch will be remembered in branch.conf the first time they are used for a particular branch.  The source branch defaults to that containing the working directory, but can be changed using --from.

Both the submit branch and the public branch follow the usual behavior with respect to --remember: If there is no default location set, the first send will set it (use --no-remember to avoid setting it). After that, you can omit the location to use the default.  To change the default, use --remember. The value will only be saved if the location can be accessed.

In order to calculate those changes, brz must analyse the submit branch. Therefore it is most efficient for the submit branch to be a local mirror. If a public location is known for the submit_branch, that location is used in the merge directive.

The default behaviour is to send the merge directive by mail, unless -o is given, in which case it is sent to a file.

Mail is sent using your preferred mail program.  This should be transparent on Windows (it uses MAPI).  On Unix, it requires the xdg-email utility. If the preferred client can't be found (or used), your editor will be used.

To use a specific mail program, set the mail_client configuration option. Supported values for specific clients are "claws", "evolution", "kmail", "mail.app" (MacOS X's Mail.app), "mutt", and "thunderbird"; generic options are "default", "editor", "emacsclient", "mapi", and "xdg-email".  Plugins may also add supported clients.

If mail is being sent, a to address is required.  This can be supplied either on the commandline, by setting the submit_to configuration option in the branch itself or the child_submit_to configuration option in the submit branch.

The merge directives created by brz send may be applied using brz merge or brz pull by specifying a file containing a merge directive as the location.

brz send makes extensive use of public locations to map local locations into URLs that can be used by other people.  See \*(Aqbrz help configuration\*(Aq to set them, and use \*(Aqbrz info\*(Aq to display them.

brz serve

Options:
   --allow-writes            By default the server is a readonly
                             server.  Supplying --allow-writes
                             enables write access to the contents of
                             the served directory and below.  Note
                             that \*(Aq\*(Aqbrz serve\*(Aq\*(Aq does not perform
                             authentication, so unless some form of
                             external authentication is arranged
                             supplying this option leads to global
                             uncontrolled write access to your file
                             system.
   --client-timeout ARG      Override the default idle client timeout
                             (5min).
   --directory ARG, -d       Serve contents of this directory.
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --inet                    Serve on stdin/out for use from inetd or
                             sshd.
   --listen ARG              Listen for connections on nominated
                             address.
   --port ARG                Listen for connections on nominated
                             port.  Passing 0 as the port number will
                             result in a dynamically allocated port.
                             The default port depends on the
                             protocol.
   --protocol ARG            Protocol to serve.
   --bzr                     The Bazaar smart server protocol over
                             TCP. (default port: 4155)
   --git                     Git Smart server protocol over TCP.
                             (default port: 9418)
   --git-receive-pack        Git Smart server receive pack command.
                             (inetd mode only)
   --git-upload-pack         Git Smart server upload pack command.
                             (inetd mode only)
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

Alias: server

Run the brz server.

brz server

Alias for "serve", see "brz serve".

brz shelve [FILE...]

Options:
   --all                     Shelve all changes.
   --destroy                 Destroy removed changes instead of
                             shelving them.
   --directory ARG, -d       Branch to operate on, instead of working
                             directory.
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --list                    List shelved changes.
   --message ARG, -m         Message string.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --revision ARG, -r        See "help revisionspec" for details.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.
   --writer ARG              Method to use for writing diffs.
   --plain                   Plaintext diff output.

See also: configuration, unshelve

Temporarily set aside some changes from the current tree.

Shelve allows you to temporarily put changes you've made "on the shelf", ie. out of the way, until a later time when you can bring them back from the shelf with the 'unshelve' command.  The changes are stored alongside your working tree, and so they aren't propagated along with your branch nor will they survive its deletion.

If shelve --list is specified, previously-shelved changes are listed.

Shelve is intended to help separate several sets of changes that have been inappropriately mingled.  If you just want to get rid of all changes and you don't need to restore them later, use revert.  If you want to shelve all text changes at once, use shelve --all.

If filenames are specified, only the changes to those files will be shelved. Other files will be left untouched.

If a revision is specified, changes since that revision will be shelved.

You can put multiple items on the shelf, and by default, 'unshelve' will restore the most recently shelved changes.

For complicated changes, it is possible to edit the changes in a separate editor program to decide what the file remaining in the working copy should look like.  To do this, add the configuration option

   change_editor = PROGRAM @new_path @old_path

where @new_path is replaced with the path of the new version of the file and @old_path is replaced with the path of the old version of the file.  The PROGRAM should save the new file with the desired contents of the file in the working tree.

brz sign-my-commits [LOCATION] [COMMITTER]

Options:
   --dry-run                 Don't actually sign anything, just print
                             the revisions that would be signed.
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

Sign all commits by a given committer.

If location is not specified the local tree is used. If committer is not specified the default committer is used.

This does not sign commits that already have signatures.

brz split TREE

Options:
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

See also: join

Split a subdirectory of a tree into a separate tree.

This command will produce a target tree in a format that supports rich roots, like 'rich-root' or 'rich-root-pack'.  These formats cannot be converted into earlier formats like 'dirstate-tags'.

The TREE argument should be a subdirectory of a working tree.  That subdirectory will be converted into an independent tree, with its own branch.  Commits in the top-level tree will not apply to the new subtree.

brz st

Alias for "status", see "brz status".

brz stat

Alias for "status", see "brz status".

brz status [FILE...]

Options:
   --change ARG, -c          Select changes introduced by the
                             specified revision. See also "help
                             revisionspec".
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --no-classify             Do not mark object type using indicator.
   --no-pending              Don't show pending merges.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --revision ARG, -r        See "help revisionspec" for details.
   --short, -S               Use short status indicators.
   --show-ids                Show internal object ids.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.
   --versioned, -V           Only show versioned files.

Aliases: st, stat

See also: diff, revert, status-flags

Display status summary.

This reports on versioned and unknown files, reporting them grouped by state.  Possible states are:

added
   Versioned in the working copy but not in the previous revision.

removed
   Versioned in the previous revision but removed or deleted
   in the working copy.

renamed
   Path of this file changed from the previous revision;
   the text may also have changed.  This includes files whose
   parent directory was renamed.

modified
   Text has changed since the previous revision.

kind changed
   File kind has been changed (e.g. from file to directory).

unknown
   Not versioned and not matching an ignore pattern.

Additionally for directories, symlinks and files with a changed executable bit, Breezy indicates their type using a trailing character: '/', '@' or '*' respectively. These decorations can be disabled using the '--no-classify' option.

To see ignored files use 'brz ignored'.  For details on the changes to file texts, use 'brz diff'.

Note that --short or -S gives status flags for each item, similar to Subversion's status command. To get output similar to svn -q, use brz status -SV.

If no arguments are specified, the status of the entire working directory is shown.  Otherwise, only the status of the specified files or directories is reported.  If a directory is given, status is reported for everything inside that directory.

Before merges are committed, the pending merge tip revisions are shown. To see all pending merge revisions, use the -v option. To skip the display of pending merge information altogether, use the no-pending option or specify a file/directory.

To compare the working directory to a specific revision, pass a single revision to the revision argument.

To see which files have changed in a specific revision, or between two revisions, pass a revision range to the revision argument. This will produce the same results as calling 'brz diff --summarize'.

brz switch [TO_LOCATION]

Options:
   --create-branch, -b       Create the target branch from this one
                             before switching to it.
   --directory ARG, -d       Branch to operate on, instead of working
                             directory.
   --force                   Switch even if local commits will be
                             lost.
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --revision ARG, -r        See "help revisionspec" for details.
   --store                   Store and restore uncommitted changes in
                             the branch.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

Set the branch of a checkout and update.

For lightweight checkouts, this changes the branch being referenced. For heavyweight checkouts, this checks that there are no local commits versus the current bound branch, then it makes the local branch a mirror of the new location and binds to it.

In both cases, the working tree is updated and uncommitted changes are merged. The user can commit or revert these as they desire.

Pending merges need to be committed or reverted before using switch.

The path to the branch to switch to can be specified relative to the parent directory of the current branch. For example, if you are currently in a checkout of /path/to/branch, specifying 'newbranch' will find a branch at /path/to/newbranch.

Bound branches use the nickname of its master branch unless it is set locally, in which case switching will update the local nickname to be that of the master.

brz tag [TAG_NAME]

Options:
   --delete                  Delete this tag rather than placing it.
   --directory ARG, -d       Branch in which to place the tag.
   --force                   Replace existing tags.
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --revision ARG, -r        See "help revisionspec" for details.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

See also: commit, tags

Create, remove or modify a tag naming a revision.

Tags give human-meaningful names to revisions.  Commands that take a -r (--revision) option can be given -rtag:X, where X is any previously created tag.

Tags are stored in the branch.  Tags are copied from one branch to another along when you branch, push, pull or merge.

It is an error to give a tag name that already exists unless you pass --force, in which case the tag is moved to point to the new revision.

To rename a tag (change the name but keep it on the same revsion), run \*(Aq\*(Aqbrz tag new-name -r tag:old-name\*(Aq\*(Aq and then \*(Aq\*(Aqbrz tag --delete oldname\*(Aq\*(Aq.

If no tag name is specified it will be determined through the 'automatic_tag_name' hook. This can e.g. be used to automatically tag upstream releases by reading configure.ac. See \*(Aq\*(Aqbrz help hooks\*(Aq\*(Aq for details.

brz tags

Options:
   --directory ARG, -d       Branch whose tags should be displayed.
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --revision ARG, -r        See "help revisionspec" for details.
   --show-ids                Show internal object ids.
   --sort ARG                Sort tags by different criteria.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

See also: tag

List tags.

This command shows a table of tag names and the revisions they reference.

brz testament [BRANCH]

Options:
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --long                    Produce long-format testament.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --revision ARG, -r        See "help revisionspec" for details.
   --strict                  Produce a strict-format testament.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

Show testament (signing-form) of a revision.

brz unbind

Options:
   --directory ARG, -d       Branch to operate on, instead of working
                             directory.
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

See also: bind, checkouts

Convert the current checkout into a regular branch.

After unbinding, the local branch is considered independent and subsequent commits will be local only.

brz uncommit [LOCATION]

Options:
   --dry-run                 Don't actually make changes.
   --force                   Say yes to all questions.
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --keep-tags               Keep tags that point to removed
                             revisions.
   --local                   Only remove the commits from the local
                             branch when in a checkout.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --revision ARG, -r        See "help revisionspec" for details.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

See also: commit

Remove the last committed revision.

--verbose will print out what is being removed. --dry-run will go through all the motions, but not actually remove anything.

If --revision is specified, uncommit revisions to leave the branch at the specified revision.  For example, "brz uncommit -r 15" will leave the branch at revision 15.

Uncommit leaves the working tree ready for a new commit.  The only change it may make is to restore any pending merges that were present before the commit.

brz unshelve [SHELF_ID]

Options:
   --action ARG              The action to perform.
   --apply                   Apply changes and remove from the shelf.
   --delete-only             Delete changes without applying them.
   --dry-run                 Show changes, but do not apply or remove
                             them.
   --keep                    Apply changes but don't delete them.
   --preview                 Instead of unshelving the changes, show
                             the diff that would result from
                             unshelving.
   --directory ARG, -d       Branch to operate on, instead of working
                             directory.
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

See also: shelve

Restore shelved changes.

By default, the most recently shelved changes are restored. However if you specify a shelf by id those changes will be restored instead.  This works best when the changes don't depend on each other.

brz up

Alias for "update", see "brz update".

brz update [DIR]

Options:
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --revision ARG, -r        See "help revisionspec" for details.
   --show-base               Show base revision text in conflicts.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

Alias: up

See also: pull, status-flags, working-trees

Update a working tree to a new revision.

This will perform a merge of the destination revision (the tip of the branch, or the specified revision) into the working tree, and then make that revision the basis revision for the working tree.

You can use this to visit an older revision, or to update a working tree that is out of date from its branch.

If there are any uncommitted changes in the tree, they will be carried across and remain as uncommitted changes after the update.  To discard these changes, use 'brz revert'.  The uncommitted changes may conflict with the changes brought in by the change in basis revision.

If the tree's branch is bound to a master branch, brz will also update the branch from the master.

You cannot update just a single file or directory, because each Breezy working tree has just a single basis revision.  If you want to restore a file that has been removed locally, use 'brz revert' instead of 'brz update'.  If you want to restore a file to its state in a previous revision, use 'brz revert' with a '-r' option, or use 'brz cat' to write out the old content of that file to a new location.

The 'dir' argument, if given, must be the location of the root of a working tree to update.  By default, the working tree that contains the current working directory is used.

brz upgrade [URL]

Options:
   --clean                   Remove the backup.bzr directory if
                             successful.
   --dry-run                 Show what would be done, but don't
                             actually do anything.
   --format ARG              Upgrade to a specific format.  See "brz
                             help formats" for details.
   --2a                      Format for the bzr 2.0 series.
   --bzr                     Format for the bzr 2.0 series.
   --default                 Format for the bzr 2.0 series.
   --git                     GIT repository.
   --git-bare                Bare GIT repository (no working tree).
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

See also: check, formats, reconcile

Upgrade a repository, branch or working tree to a newer format.

When the default format has changed after a major new release of Bazaar/Breezy, you may be informed during certain operations that you should upgrade. Upgrading to a newer format may improve performance or make new features available. It may however limit interoperability with older repositories or with older versions of Bazaar or Breezy.

If you wish to upgrade to a particular format rather than the current default, that can be specified using the --format option. As a consequence, you can use the upgrade command this way to "downgrade" to an earlier format, though some conversions are a one way process (e.g. changing from the 1.x default to the 2.x default) so downgrading is not always possible.

A backup.bzr.~#~ directory is created at the start of the conversion process (where # is a number). By default, this is left there on completion. If the conversion fails, delete the new .bzr directory and rename this one back in its place. Use the --clean option to ask for the backup.bzr directory to be removed on successful conversion. Alternatively, you can delete it by hand if everything looks good afterwards.

If the location given is a shared repository, dependent branches are also converted provided the repository converts successfully. If the conversion of a branch fails, remaining branches are still tried.

For more information on upgrades, see the Breezy Upgrade Guide, https://www.breezy-vcs.org/doc/en/upgrade-guide/.

brz verify-signatures [LOCATION]

Options:
   --acceptable-keys ARG, -k Comma separated list of GPG key patterns
                             which are acceptable for verification.
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --revision ARG, -r        See "help revisionspec" for details.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

Verify all commit signatures.

Verifies that all commits in the branch are signed by known GnuPG keys.

brz version

Options:
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --short                   Print just the version number.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

Show version of brz.

brz version-info [LOCATION]

Options:
   --all                     Include all possible information.
   --check-clean             Check if tree is clean.
   --format ARG              Select the output format.
   --custom                  Version info in Custom template-based
                             format.
   --python                  Version info in Python format.
   --rio                     Version info in RIO (simple text) format
                             (default).
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --include-file-revisions  Include the last revision for each file.
   --include-history         Include the revision-history.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --revision ARG, -r        See "help revisionspec" for details.
   --template ARG            Template for the output.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

Show version information about this tree.

You can use this command to add information about version into source code of an application. The output can be in one of the supported formats or in a custom format based on a template.

For example:

 brz version-info --custom \
   --template="#define VERSION_INFO \"Project 1.2.3 (r{revno})\"\n"

will produce a C header file with formatted string containing the current revision number. Other supported variables in templates are:

 * {date} - date of the last revision
 * {build_date} - current date
 * {revno} - revision number
 * {revision_id} - revision id
 * {branch_nick} - branch nickname
 * {clean} - 0 if the source tree contains uncommitted changes,
             otherwise 1

brz view [FILE...]

Options:
   --all                     Apply list or delete action to all
                             views.
   --delete                  Delete the view.
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --name ARG                Name of the view to define, list or
                             delete.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --switch ARG              Name of the view to switch to.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

Manage filtered views.

Views provide a mask over the tree so that users can focus on a subset of a tree when doing their work. After creating a view, commands that support a list of files - status, diff, commit, etc - effectively have that list of files implicitly given each time. An explicit list of files can still be given but those files must be within the current view.

In most cases, a view has a short life-span: it is created to make a selected change and is deleted once that change is committed. At other times, you may wish to create one or more named views and switch between them.

To disable the current view without deleting it, you can switch to the pseudo view called \*(Aq\*(Aqoff\*(Aq\*(Aq. This can be useful when you need to see the whole tree for an operation or two (e.g. merge) but want to switch back to your view after that.

Examples:
 To define the current view:

   brz view file1 dir1 ...

 To list the current view:

   brz view

 To delete the current view:

   brz view --delete

 To disable the current view without deleting it:

   brz view --switch off

 To define a named view and switch to it:

   brz view --name view-name file1 dir1 ...

 To list a named view:

   brz view --name view-name

 To delete a named view:

   brz view --name view-name --delete

 To switch to a named view:

   brz view --switch view-name

 To list all views defined:

   brz view --all

 To delete all views:

   brz view --delete --all

brz whoami [NAME]

Options:
   --branch                  Set identity for the current branch
                             instead of globally.
   --directory ARG, -d       Branch to operate on, instead of working
                             directory.
   --email                   Display email address only.
   --help, -h                Show help message.
   --quiet, -q               Only display errors and warnings.
   --usage                   Show usage message and options.
   --verbose, -v             Display more information.

Show or set brz user id.

Examples:
   Show the email of the current user:

       brz whoami --email

   Set the current user:

       brz whoami "Frank Chu <fchu@example.com>"

Environment

BRZPATH

Path where brz is to look for shell plugin external commands.

BRZ_EMAIL

E-Mail address of the user. Overrides EMAIL.

EMAIL

E-Mail address of the user.

BRZ_EDITOR

Editor for editing commit messages. Overrides EDITOR.

EDITOR

Editor for editing commit messages.

BRZ_PLUGIN_PATH

Paths where brz should look for plugins.

BRZ_DISABLE_PLUGINS

Plugins that brz should not load.

BRZ_PLUGINS_AT

Plugins to load from a directory not in BRZ_PLUGIN_PATH.

BRZ_HOME

Directory holding breezy config dir. Overrides HOME.

BRZ_HOME (Win32)

Directory holding breezy config dir. Overrides APPDATA and HOME.

BZR_REMOTE_PATH

Full name of remote 'brz' command (for brz+ssh:// URLs).

BRZ_SSH

Path to SSH client, or one of paramiko, openssh, sshcorp, plink or lsh.

BRZ_LOG

Location of .brz.log (use '/dev/null' to suppress log).

BRZ_LOG (Win32)

Location of .brz.log (use 'NUL' to suppress log).

BRZ_COLUMNS

Override implicit terminal width.

BRZ_CONCURRENCY

Number of processes that can be run concurrently (selftest)

BRZ_PROGRESS_BAR

Override the progress display. Values are 'none' or 'text'.

BRZ_PDB

Control whether to launch a debugger on error.

BRZ_SIGQUIT_PDB

Control whether SIGQUIT behaves normally or invokes a breakin debugger.

BRZ_TEXTUI_INPUT

Force console input mode for prompts to line-based (instead of char-based).

Files

~/.config/breezy/breezy.conf

Contains the user's default configuration. The section [DEFAULT] is used to define general configuration that will be applied everywhere. The section [ALIASES] can be used to create command aliases for commonly used options.

A typical config file might look something like:

[DEFAULT]
email=John Doe <jdoe@isp.com>
[ALIASES]
commit = commit --strict
log10 = log --short -r -10..-1

See Also

https://www.breezy-vcs.org/

Referenced By

reposurgeon(1).

The man page bzr(1) is an alias of brz(1).

2020-01-28 3.0.2 Breezy