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Scan version control for uncommitted and unpushed changes





unpushed is fork of the "uncommitted" project originally created by Brandon Rhodes (http://bitbucket.org/brandon/uncommitted).

"unpushed" adds some features: * support for checking branches for unpushed commits * on-screen notification

Preface from original author

When working on one version-controlled project on my hard drive, I often flip over quickly to another project to make a quick change. By the end of the day I have forgotten about that other change and often find it months later when I enter that repository again. I needed a way to be alerted at the end of each day about any uncommitted changes sitting around on my system.

Thus was born this "uncommitted" script: using either your system locate(1) command or by walking a filesystem tree on its own, it will find version controlled directories and print a report on the standard output about any uncommitted changes still sitting on your drive. By running it from a cron(8) job you can make this notification routine.

Running "unpushed"

By default "unpushed" uses the locate(1) command to scan for repositories, which means that it can operate quickly even over very large filesystems like my home directory:

 unpushed ~

But you should be warned: because the locate(1) database is only updated once a day on most systems, this will miss repositories which you have created since its last run. To be absolutely sure to see all current repositories, you should instead ask "unpushed" to search the filesystem tree itself. To do this on your "devel" directory, for example, you would type this:

 unpushed -w ~/devel

Not only will the output of "-w" always be up-to-date, but it is usually faster for small directory trees. The default behavior of using locate(1) (which can also be explicitly requested, with "-l") is faster when the directory tree you are searching is very large.

Should you ever want a list of all repositories, and not just those with uncommitted changes, you can use the "-a" option:

 unpushed -a ~

Also you can list exact files or braches was changed using the "-v" verbose option:

 unpushed -v ~

You can always get help by running "unpushed" without arguments or with the "-h" or "--help" options.

On-Screen notification

 unpushed-notify ~

will show on-screen notification about uncommitted and unpushed changes. On Linux this is done through pynotify library. On other systems this feature is not implemented yet.

You can add this line to your crontab (crontab -e):

*/10 18-20 * * * unpushed-notify ~

This will show you notification about uncommitted and unpushed changes every 10 minutes starting from 6pm ending at 8pm.

Do not forget to add unpushed-notify to cron PATH!

Supported VCs

At the moment, "unpushed" supports:

* `Mercurial`_ (.hg directories)
* `Git`_ (.git directories)
* `Subversion`_ (.svn directories)

There is only branch support for Git. I don't know how to do it in Mercurial because I don't use it.
Last updated on May 25th, 2012

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