Forks

clowder simplifies some common fork workflows. Currently, it's only possible to add one fork for a project. Forks are handled specially by certain commands


clowder herd

Update with latest changes

# Herd a shallow clone to specified depth
$ clowder herd -d 1
  • If any projects don't have a clean git status then clowder exits
  • Projects are cloned from the upstream remote if they don't currently exist
  • Each project fetches the latest changes from upstream
  • If the current git ref checked out doesn't match the clowder.yaml configuration, the correct ref will be checked out
  • The latest changes are pulled from upstream for branches. For commits and tags, the commits are checked out into a detached HEAD state
# Herd using rebase instead of pull
$ clowder herd -r
# Herd a specified branch if it exists, otherwise use default ref
$ clowder herd -b my_branch
  • If any projects don't have a clean git status then clowder exits
  • Projects are cloned from the upstream remote if they don't currently exist
  • Each project fetches the latest changes from upstream
  • If a local branch exists, it's checked out
  • If a remote branch my_branch exists on the fork remote, the latest changes are pulled. Otherwise, if a remote branch my_branch exists upstream, the latest changes are pulled
  • If no local or upstream branches exist, the default ref will be checked out like a normal herd
# Herd a specified tag if it exists, otherwise use default ref
$ clowder herd -t my_tag
  • If any projects don't have a clean git status then clowder exits
  • Projects are cloned from the upstream remote if they don't currently exist
  • Each project fetches the latest changes from upstream
  • If a tag exists, it's checked out into a detached HEAD state
  • If no tag exists, the default ref will be checked out like a normal herd

clowder prune

Prune local or remote branches

# Prune remote branch 'stale_branch' for all projects
$ clowder prune -r stale_branch

# Prune local and remote branch 'stale_branch' for all projects
$ clowder prune -a stale_branch

# Force prune local and remote branch 'stale_branch' for all projects
$ clowder prune -af stale_branch

Remote branches are pruned form the fork remote, on the assumption that the user doesn't have write access to the upstream remote


clowder reset

Reset branches to upstream state

# Reset branches in all projects
$ clowder reset
  • If any projects don't have a clean git status then clowder exits
  • Projects are cloned from the upstream remote if they don't currently exist
  • Each project fetches the latest changes from upstream
  • Branches are reset to the upstream remote branch's latest commit. Otherwise, projects are checked out into a detached HEAD state for tags and shas

clowder start

Start a new feature branch or check out if it already exists

# Create new local and remote tracking branch 'my_feature' for all projects
$ clowder start -t my_feature

New tracking branches are created on the fork remote, on the assumption that the user doesn't have write access to the upstream remote


clowder sync

Sync default fork branches with upstream remotes

# Sync all forks with upstream remotes
$ clowder sync
  • If any projects don't have a clean git status then clowder exits
  • Each project fetches the latest changes from upstream
  • If the current git ref checked out doesn't match the clowder.yaml configuration, the correct ref will be checked out
  • The latest changes are pulled from upstream for branches. For commits and tags, the commits are checked out into a detached HEAD state
  • New changes from upstream are pushed to any fork remote branch
# Sync using rebase instead of pull
$ clowder sync -r
  • If any projects don't have a clean git status then clowder exits
  • Each project fetches the latest changes from upstream
  • If the current git ref checked out doesn't match the clowder.yaml configuration, the correct ref will be checked out
  • The default branch is rebased onto the latest changes from upstream for branches. For commits and tags, the commits are checked out into a detached HEAD state
  • New changes from upstream are pushed to any fork remote branch