Browsing Bazaar

A. S. Budden abudden at
Thu Jan 22 21:02:09 GMT 2009

2009/1/22 Gary van der Merwe <garyvdm at>:
> On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 8:52 PM, A. S. Budden <abudden at> wrote:
>> Also, if I use "bzr ls" on bzr://servername/applications/vim/vimfiles,
>> I get a (rather unmanageable) recursive file listing.  If I add the
>> --non-recursive option, I get nothing at all.  I can get round this
>> with something like:
>> bzr ls  bzr://localhost/applications/vim/vimfiles/  | grep
>> 'bzr://localhost/applications/vim/vimfiles/[^/]*/\?$'
>> but surely this shouldn't be necessary?!  It also doesn't distinguish
>> files and directories (no '/' on the end of directories).  I realise
>> that it can be done with the apache server option or by connecting to
>> the server with ssh/sftp and browsing the file system, but this seems
>> a little indirect and it is strange that the server has an 'ls'
>> command but doesn't really support browsing.  Am I missing something?
> May I interest you in a GUI option. qbzr has the command qbrowse.

Thanks, I'll have a look at this!

> Matt Nordhoff wrote:
>> The bzrtools plugin adds a "bzr branches" command which does what you
>> want and can work on remote locations. However, it isn't fast, since the
>> client walks the file system one directory at a time over the Internet
>> (though the code is designed to make it easy to do it server-side in the
> < future).
> If you are using the --no-trees option on your servers repo, this will
> be allright.

This leads me directly onto another question that was occurring to me
before (but my post was long enough already!)  I saw the --no-trees
option in section 5.2 of the user guide, but I don't really know how
to use it.  I'll explain: I created my repository with svn2bzr (as
discussed in another thread), so I didn't ever "init-repo".  Is it
possible to make a repository into a no-trees repository after
creation, or would I have to edit

Many thanks,


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