Starting a project¶
Putting an existing project under version control¶
If you already have a tree of source code (or directory of documents) you wish to put under version control, here are the commands to use:
cd my-stuff brz init brz add brz commit -m "Initial import"
brz init creates a
.brz directory in the top level directory
my-stuff in the example above). Note that:
Breezy has everything it needs in that directory - you do not need to setup a database, web server or special service to use it
Breezy is polite enough to only create one
.brzin the directory given, not one in every subdirectory thereof.
brz add then finds all the files and directories it thinks
ought to be version controlled and registers them internally.
brz commit then records a snapshot of the content of these
and records that information, together with a commit message.
More information on
commit will be provided
later. For now, the important thing to remember is the recipe above.
Starting a new project¶
If you are starting a project from scratch, you can also use the recipe above, after creating an empty directory first of course. For efficiency reasons that will be explored more in later chapters though, it is a good idea to create a repository for the project at the top level and to nest a main branch within it like this:
brz init-shared-repo my.repo cd my.repo brz init my.main cd my.main hack, hack, hack brz add brz commit -m "Initial import"
Some users prefer a name like trunk or dev to main. Choose whichever name makes the most sense to you.
Note that the
init commands both take a path as an
argument and will create that path if it doesn’t already exist.