[darcs-users] The inventories directory (was: Branching, again, in more detail)

David Roundy droundy at abridgegame.org
Thu Nov 20 13:13:24 UTC 2003

On Thu, Nov 20, 2003 at 09:17:01AM +0200, Aggelos Economopoulos wrote:
> On Thursday 20 November 2003 08:24, Kevin Smith wrote:
> > Aggelos Economopoulos wrote:
> > > On Thursday 20 November 2003 05:15, Kevin Smith wrote:
> > >>Which reminds me: What is the undocumented 'inventories' directory for?

It's to allow the inventory file to be split into multiple pieces so you
don't need to download the whole thing every time you do a pull.

> > > Do a 'darcs tag' before you look in it, then it should be obvious.
> >
> > Uh. Nope. Not obvious to me, anyway. I've done about five tags in my
> > project so far, and my inventories directory is still empty.
> Weird. I expected you'ld get something like:

That's because on most operations darcs just appends to inventory rather
than rewriting the whole thing.  Get breaks the inventory up, as does
unrecord and unpull.  I should add an optimize option to break up the
inventory.  On old projects, just downloading the entire inventory can be
David Roundy

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