initΒΆ

Purpose:

Make a directory into a versioned branch.

Usage:

bzr init [LOCATION]

Options:
-v, --verbose

Display more information.

--create-prefix
 

Create the path leading up to the branch if it does not already exist.

-q, --quiet

Only display errors and warnings.

--append-revisions-only
 

Never change revnos or the existing log. Append revisions to it only.

--usage

Show usage message and options.

--no-tree

Create a branch without a working tree.

-h, --help

Show help message.

Branch format:

--format=ARG        Specify a format for this branch. See "help formats".
--1.14              A working-tree format that supports content filtering.
--1.14-rich-root    A variant of 1.14 that supports rich-root data (needed
                    for bzr-svn and bzr-git).
--2a                First format for bzr 2.0 series. Uses group-compress
                    storage. Provides rich roots which are a one-way
                    transition.
--default           First format for bzr 2.0 series. Uses group-compress
                    storage. Provides rich roots which are a one-way
                    transition.
--pack-0.92         New in 0.92: Pack-based format with data compatible
                    with dirstate-tags format repositories. Interoperates
                    with bzr repositories before 0.92 but cannot be read
                    by bzr < 0.92.
Description:

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 ‘bzr checkout’.

Recipe for importing a tree of files:

cd ~/project
bzr init
bzr add .
bzr status
bzr commit -m "imported project"
See also:

branch, checkout, init-repository

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