Is this possible?

Matthew D. Fuller fullermd at
Wed May 7 18:42:18 BST 2008

On Wed, May 07, 2008 at 05:02:36PM +0000 I heard the voice of
Neil Martinsen-Burrell, and lo! it spake thus:
> > Or perhaps this is a sufficiently common thing that someone
> > already has the program?

It seems like a natural extention to rebase; that's essentially what
you're doing after all, you're just rebasing part of the tree and
ignoring the rest.  I don't know if anybody's even sketched out what
it would take to add filtering capability to rebase.

> Try the ``bzr split`` command.  Judging by the help, it does what
> you want. 

The problem with split is that it doesn't rewrite any history, so if
you step back to the commits before the one where it's split, the
whole tree is there.  That's unpleasant if your goal is to not be
carrying about the weight of all the history, and disastrous if your
goal is to be able to publish part of the tree while the rest has to
remain closely held.

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