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Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of 1.0/TracBrowser


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Nov 13, 2016, 12:25:25 AM (2 years ago)
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     1= The Trac Repository Browser
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     3[[TracGuideToc]]
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     5The Trac repository browser can be used to browse specific revisions of directories and files stored in the repositories associated with the Trac environment.
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     7At the top-level of the repository browser is the '''Repository Index''', listing all the configured repositories.
     8Each repository has a name which is used as a path prefix in a "virtual" file hierarchy encompassing all the available repositories.
     9One of the repositories can be configured with an empty name; this is the default repository. When such a default repository is present, its top-level files and directories are also listed, in a '''Default Repository''' section placed before the repository index. If the default repository is the only repository associated with the Trac environment, then the '''Repository Index''' will be omitted. This means that after upgrading a single-repository Trac of version 0.11 (or earlier) to a multi-repository Trac (0.12), the repository browser will look and feel the same, that single repository becoming automatically the "default" repository.
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     11Directory entries are displayed in a list with sortable columns. The list entries can be sorted by ''Name'', ''Size'', ''Age'' or ''Author'' by clicking on the column headers. The sort order can be reversed by clicking on a given column header again.
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     13The browser can be used to navigate through the directory structure by clicking on the directory names.
     14Clicking on a file name will show the contents of the file.
     15Clicking on the revision number of a file or directory will take you to the TracRevisionLog for that file.
     16Note that there's also a ''Revision Log'' navigation link that will do the same for the path currently being examined.
     17Clicking on the ''diff'' icon after revision number will display the changes made to the files modified in that revision.
     18Clicking on the ''Age'' of the file - will take you to that changeset in the timeline.
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     20It's also possible to browse directories or files as they were in history, at any given repository revision. The default behavior is to display the latest revision but another revision number can easily be selected using the ''View revision'' input field at the top of the page.
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     22The color bar next to the ''Age'' column gives a visual indication of the age of the last change to a file or directory, following the convention that '''[[span(style=color:#88f,blue)]]''' is oldest and '''[[span(style=color:#f88,red)]]''' is newest, but this can be [TracIni#browser-section configured].
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     24At the top of the browser page, there's a ''Visit'' drop-down menu which you can use to select some interesting places in the repository, for example branches or tags.
     25This is sometimes referred to as the ''browser quickjump'' facility.
     26The precise meaning and content of this menu depends on your repository backend.
     27For Subversion, this list contains by default the top-level trunk directory and sub-directories of the top-level branches and tags directories (`/trunk`, `/branches/*`, and `/tags/*`). This can be [TracIni#svn-section configured] for more advanced cases.
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     29If you're using a Javascript enabled browser, you'll be able to expand and collapse directories in-place by clicking on the arrow head at the right side of a directory. Alternatively, the [trac:TracAccessibility keyboard] can also be used for this:
     30 - use `j` and `k` to select the next or previous entry, starting with the first
     31 - `o` ('''o'''pen) to toggle between expanded and collapsed state of the selected
     32   directory or for visiting the selected file
     33 - `v` ('''v'''iew, '''v'''isit) and `<Enter>`, same as above
     34 - `r` can be used to force the '''r'''eload of an already expanded directory
     35 - `a` can be used to directly visit a file in '''a'''nnotate (blame) mode
     36 - `l` to view the '''l'''og for the selected entry
     37If no row has been selected using `j` or `k` these keys will operate on the entry under the mouse.
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     39For the Subversion backend, some advanced additional features are available:
     40 - The `svn:needs-lock` property will be displayed.
     41 - Support for the `svn:mergeinfo` property showing the merged and eligible information.
     42 - Support for browsing the `svn:externals` property, which can be [TracIni#svn:externals-section configured].
     43 - The `svn:mime-type` property is used to select the syntax highlighter for rendering the file. For example, setting `svn:mime-type` to `text/html` will ensure the file is highlighted as HTML, regardless of the file extension. It also allows selecting the character encoding used in the file content. For example, if the file content is encoded in UTF-8, set `svn:mime-type` to `text/html;charset=utf-8`. The `charset=` specification overrides the default encoding defined in the `default_charset` option of the `[trac]` section of [TracIni#trac-section trac.ini].
     44{{{#!comment
     45MMM: I found this section a bit hard to understand. I changed the first item as I understood that well.
     46but I think the other items could be changed also
     47 cboos: in the meantime, I've added the ''advanced'' word as a hint this can be a bit complex...
     48}}}
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     51See also: TracGuide, TracChangeset, TracFineGrainedPermissions