bk files(7.3ce)             BitKeeper User's Manual            bk files(7.3ce)

       bk files - demo program to show file name expansion

       bk files [<file> ... | -]

       Most  BitKeeper  commands  are  designed  to operate on a set of files.
       This command demonstrates how to specify the set of files.

       File names can be implied, be specified as arguments, be implied with a
       directory name argument, or be specified as a list on stdin.

       Implied (nothing specified)
                   If  no  files are specified, the default list is every ver-
                   sion controlled file in the current working directory.
       Listed      If the command invocation includes a list of files  at  the
                   end then those files and only those files are operated upon
                   by the command.  If any of the specified files are a direc-
                   tory then the list is expanded to include all revision con-
                   trolled files associated with the specified directory.
       All files   A common thing to want to do is to run  a  command  against
                   all  files under revision control.  There is an easy way to
                   do this:

                       bk -A <command>

       All user files
                   The previous form will list all  files,  including  deleted
                   files  and  metadata files.  A more useful form is one that
                   only lists files that are user files and are not deleted:

                       bk -U get

       STDIN       If the command invocation has as its last  argument  a  "-"
                   then the command reads the standard input stream for a list
                   of files, one per line, on which to operate.  If  the  list
                   is in the form


                   then  the  receiving  command  will operate on the supplied
       WILDCARDS   It is possible to restrict the command to a  specified  set
                   of files using what are called wild cards (or globs in Unix
                   terminology).  If a name specified includes a glob  pattern
                   then  only files matching that pattern are processed.  Only
                   the basename of the file is compared against the glob,  not
                   the  full  path  name.  The patterns are standard Unix glob
                   nience:  a  "="  may be used in place of a "*" to match any
                   pattern.  In order for the "=" alias to work,  an  environ-
                   ment  variable  BK_GLOB_EQUAL must be set to the value YES.
                   To match all header files both of the following do the same

                       export BK_GLOB_EQUAL=YES
                       bk diff =.h
                       bk diff '*.h'

                   If  you have a file with an "=" or other glob characters in
                   its name you will need to  either  quote  those  characters
                   with  a  proceeding  backslash (i.e., "\*.h" matches a file
                   named "*.h"), or if the file name specified contains a  "/"
                   then  no glob expansion is applied.  This makes it possible
                   to do things like

                       bk diff './*.h'

                   and have that match the file named "*.h".

       Certain commands do not autoexpand directories because the commands are
       destructive.   An  example  is  bk unedit, this command throws away any
       changes made to files and it refuses to autoexpand to  all  files,  the
       files must be specified.

       See changes in the current directory:

           bk diff

       See all changes in the repository:

           bk -U diff

       See all changes to header files in the repository:

           bk -U diff '*.h'

       List all C or header files containing the phrase "proc" in their name:

           bk -A files '*proc*.[ch]'

       See all modified user files:

           bk -cU

       See all extra files:

           bk -xA

       bk files returns exit status 0.

       bk bk
       bk diff
       bk glob
       bk gfiles


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