init

Purpose

Make a directory into a versioned branch.

Usage

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.

-h, --help

Show help message.

--no-tree

Create a branch without a working tree.

-q, --quiet

Only display errors and warnings.

--usage

Show usage message and options.

-v, --verbose

Display more information.

Branch format:
--format=ARG

Specify a format for this branch. See “help formats” for a full list.

--2a, --bzr, --default

Format for the bzr 2.0 series.

--git

GIT repository.

--git-bare

Bare GIT repository (no working tree).

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 ‘brz checkout’.

Recipe for importing a tree of files:

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

branch, checkout, init-shared-repository