RepositoryHandler is a python library for handling code repositories through a common interface.
To be used from other packages, RepositoryHandler should be installed:
> # python setup.py install
If root access is not possible, the "sudo" command will not be run, and the package will stay installed in the current directory. It can be used there by including it in the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable.
from repositoryhandler.backends import create_repository
create a cvs repository for poppler on FreeDesktop
> repo = create_repository ('cvs', ':pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/cvs/poppler')
checkout module poppler into /tmp directory from HEAD
> repo.checkout ('poppler', '/tmp/')
update working copy on /tmp from POPPLER_0_5_X branch
> repo.update ('/tmp/poppler', rev = 'POPPLER_0_5_X')
show diff between HEAD and POPPLER_0_5_X branches
> diff = repo.diff ('/tmp/poppler', revs = ['HEAD', 'POPPLER_0_5_X']) > print diff
show history for ChangeLog file
> history = repo.log ('/tmp/poppler', files = ['ChangeLog']) > print history