how to automatise the VCS?

Martin Pool mbp at
Tue Aug 21 01:08:43 BST 2007

On 8/21/07, Tim Michelsen <timmichelsen at> wrote:
> Hello,
> I am very new to version control in gerneral and Bazaar in special.
> I want to use Bazaar for my own codings like system tools, small helpful
> bash scriptings and for my python learning experineces, gnuplot files etc.
> all scripts reside in a branch at
> ~/devel/bash
> ~/devel/python
> Since I am not a fulltime programmer and coder I'd like to automatise
> the process. If not I will forget that I once started with using SCM...
> * is there a possibility to watch my whole directories under ~/devel and
>   do a automated commit after a file in these directories has been changed?

Hi Tim,

You can do something like

  while true
     bzr commit -m 'autocommit' ~/devel
     sleep 30

But I wouldn't recommend this, because you won't have meaningful
commit messages, or any guarantee that the files are in a working or
consistent state when the commit is made.  Better to get the habit of
doing a diff and commit every time you make a bit of progress.


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