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/access_log (web page)
Show login attempts, including timestamp and IP address. Requires Admin privileges.

Query parameters:

y=N
1: success only. 2: failure only. 3: both (default: 3)
n=N
Number of entries to show (default: 200)
o=N
Skip this many entries (default: 0)
/admin_log (web page)
Shows the contents of the admin_log table, which is only created if the admin-log setting is enabled. Requires Admin or Setup ('a' or 's') permissions.
/admin_sql (web page)
Run raw SQL commands against the database file using the web interface. Requires Setup privileges.
/admin_th1 (web page)
Run raw TH1 commands using the web interface. If Tcl integration was enabled at compile-time and the "tcl" setting is enabled, Tcl commands may be run as well. Requires Admin privilege.
/ainfo (web page)
URL: /ainfo?name=ARTIFACTID

Show the details of an attachment artifact.

/ajax (web page)
The main dispatcher for shared ajax-served routes. Requires the 'name' parameter be the main route's name (as defined in a list in this function), noting that fossil automatically assigns all path parts after "ajax" to "name", e.g. /ajax/foo/bar assigns name=foo/bar.

This "page" is only intended to be used by higher-level pages which have certain Ajax-driven features in common. It is not intended to be used by clients and NONE of its HTTP interfaces are considered documented/stable/supported - they may change on any given build of fossil.

The exact response type depends on the route which gets called. In the case of an initialization error it emits a JSON-format response as documented for ajax_route_error(). Individual routes may emit errors in different formats, e.g. HTML.

/alerts (web page)
Edit email alert and notification settings.

The subscriber is identified in several ways:

  • The name= query parameter contains the complete subscriberCode. This only happens when the user receives a verification email and clicks on the link in the email. When a compilete subscriberCode is seen on the name= query parameter, that constitutes verification of the email address.

  • The sid= query parameter contains an integer subscriberId. This only works for the administrator. It allows the administrator to edit any subscription.

  • The user is logged into an account other than "nobody" or "anonymous". In that case the notification settings associated with that account can be edited without needing to know the subscriber code.

  • The name= query parameter contains a 32-digit prefix of subscriber code. (Subscriber codes are normally 64 hex digits in length.) This uniquely identifies the subscriber without revealing the complete subscriber code, and hence without verifying the email address.

/ambiguous (web page)
URL: /ambiguous?name=NAME&src=WEBPAGE

The NAME given by the name parameter is ambiguous. Display a page that shows all possible choices and let the user select between them.

The src= query parameter is optional. If omitted it defaults to "info".

/annotate (web page)
URL: /annotate?checkin=ID&filename=FILENAME URL: /blame?checkin=ID&filename=FILENAME URL: /praise?checkin=ID&filename=FILENAME

Show the most recent change to each line of a text file. /annotate shows the date of the changes and the check-in hash (with a link to the check-in). /blame and /praise also show the user who made the check-in.

Reverse Annotations: Normally, these web pages look at versions of FILENAME moving backwards in time back toward the root check-in. However, if the origin= query parameter is used to specify some future check-in (example: "origin=trunk") then these pages show changes moving towards that alternative origin. Thus using "origin=trunk" on an historical version of the file shows the first time each line in the file was changed or removed by any subsequent check-in.

Query parameters:

checkin=ID
The check-in at which to start the annotation
filename=FILENAME
The filename.
filevers=BOOLEAN
Show file versions rather than check-in versions
limit=LIMIT
Limit the amount of analysis. LIMIT can be one of:
none
No limit
Xs
As much as can be computed in X seconds
N
N versions
log=BOOLEAN
Show a log of versions analyzed
origin=ID
The origin checkin. If unspecified, the root check-in over the entire repository is used. Specify "origin=trunk" or similar for a reverse annotation
w=BOOLEAN
Ignore whitespace
/announce (web page)
A web-form, available to users with the "Send-Announcement" or "A" capability, that allows one to send announcements to whomever has subscribed to receive announcements. The administrator can also send a message to an arbitrary email address and/or to all subscribers regardless of whether or not they have elected to receive announcements.
/artifact (web page)
Typical usage:
/artifact/HASH
/whatis/HASH
/file/NAME

Additional query parameters:

ln
- show line numbers
ln=N
- highlight line number N
ln=M-N
- highlight lines M through N inclusive
ln=M-N+Y-Z
- highlight lines M through N and Y through Z (inclusive)
verbose
- show more detail in the description
download
- redirect to the download (artifact page only)
name=NAME
- filename or hash as a query parameter
filename=NAME
- alternative spelling for "name="
fn=NAME
- alternative spelling for "name="
ci=VERSION
- The specific check-in to use with "name=" to identify the file.

The /artifact page show the complete content of a file identified by HASH. The /whatis page shows only a description of how the artifact is used. The /file page shows the most recent version of the file or directory called NAME, or a list of the top-level directory if NAME is omitted.

For /artifact and /whatis, the name= query parameter can refer to either the name of a file, or an artifact hash. If the ci= query parameter is also present, then name= must refer to a file name. If ci= is omitted, then the hash interpretation is preferred but if name= cannot be understood as a hash, a default "tip" value is used for ci=.

For /file, name= can only be interpreted as a filename. As before, a default value of "tip" is used for ci= if ci= is omitted.

/artifact_stats (web page)
Show information about the sizes of artifacts in this repository
/attachadd (web page)
Add a new attachment.
tkt=HASH
page=WIKIPAGE
technote=HASH
from=URL
/attachdownload (web page)
Download or display an attachment.

Query parameters:

tkt=HASH
page=WIKIPAGE
technote=HASH
file=FILENAME
attachid=ID
/attachimage (web page)
Download or display an attachment.

Query parameters:

tkt=HASH
page=WIKIPAGE
technote=HASH
file=FILENAME
attachid=ID
/attachlist (web page)
List attachments.
tkt=HASH
page=WIKIPAGE
technote=HASH

At most one of technote=, tkt= or page= may be supplied.

If none are given, all attachments are listed. If one is given, only attachments for the designated technote, ticket or wiki page are shown.

HASH may be just a prefix of the relevant technical note or ticket artifact hash, in which case all attachments of all technical notes or tickets with the prefix will be listed.

/attachview (web page)
Download or display an attachment.

Query parameters:

tkt=HASH
page=WIKIPAGE
technote=HASH
file=FILENAME
attachid=ID
/background (web page)
Return the background image. If no background image is defined, a built-in 16x16 pixel white GIF is returned.
/bigbloblist (web page)
Return a page showing the largest artifacts in the repository in order of decreasing size.

n=N
Show the top N artifacts
/blame (web page)
URL: /annotate?checkin=ID&filename=FILENAME URL: /blame?checkin=ID&filename=FILENAME URL: /praise?checkin=ID&filename=FILENAME

Show the most recent change to each line of a text file. /annotate shows the date of the changes and the check-in hash (with a link to the check-in). /blame and /praise also show the user who made the check-in.

Reverse Annotations: Normally, these web pages look at versions of FILENAME moving backwards in time back toward the root check-in. However, if the origin= query parameter is used to specify some future check-in (example: "origin=trunk") then these pages show changes moving towards that alternative origin. Thus using "origin=trunk" on an historical version of the file shows the first time each line in the file was changed or removed by any subsequent check-in.

Query parameters:

checkin=ID
The check-in at which to start the annotation
filename=FILENAME
The filename.
filevers=BOOLEAN
Show file versions rather than check-in versions
limit=LIMIT
Limit the amount of analysis. LIMIT can be one of:
none
No limit
Xs
As much as can be computed in X seconds
N
N versions
log=BOOLEAN
Show a log of versions analyzed
origin=ID
The origin checkin. If unspecified, the root check-in over the entire repository is used. Specify "origin=trunk" or similar for a reverse annotation
w=BOOLEAN
Ignore whitespace
/bloblist (web page)
Return a page showing all artifacts in the repository. Query parameters:

n=N
Show N artifacts
s=S
Start with artifact number S
priv
Show only unpublished or private artifacts
phan
Show only phantom artifacts
hclr
Color code hash types (SHA1 vs SHA3)
/brlist (web page)
Show a list of branches. With no query parameters, a sortable table is used to show all branches. If query parameters are present a fixed bullet list is shown.

Query parameters:

all
Show all branches
closed
Show only closed branches
open
Show only open branches
colortest
Show all branches with automatic color

When there are no query parameters, a new-style /brlist page shows all branches in a sortable table. The new-style /brlist page is preferred and is the default.

/brtimeline (web page)
Show a timeline of all branches

Query parameters:

ng
No graph
nohidden
Hide check-ins with "hidden" tag
onlyhidden
Show only check-ins with "hidden" tag
brbg
Background color by branch name
ubg
Background color by user name
/builtin (web page)
Return one of many built-in content files. Query parameters:

name=FILENAME
Return the single file whose name is FILENAME.
mimetype=TYPE
Override the mimetype in the returned file to be TYPE. If this query parameter is omitted (the usual case) then the mimetype is inferred from the suffix on FILENAME
m=IDLIST
IDLIST is a comma-separated list of integers that specify multiple javascript files to be concatenated and returned all at once.
id=UNIQUEID
Version number of the "builtin" files. Used for cache control only.

At least one of the name= or m= query parameters must be present.

If the id= query parameter is present, then Fossil assumes that the result is immutable and sets a very large cache retention time (1 year).

/cacheget (web page)
Usage: /cacheget?key=KEY

Download a single entry for the cache, identified by KEY. This page is normally a hyperlink from the /cachestat page. Requires Admin privilege.

/cachestat (web page)
Show information about the webpage cache. Requires Setup privilege.
/captcha-audio (web page)
Return a WAV file that pronounces the digits of the captcha that is determined by the seed given in the name= query parameter.
/ci (web page)
URL: /ci/ARTIFACTID
OR:
/ci?name=ARTIFACTID

Display information about a particular check-in. The exact same information is shown on the /info page if the name query parameter to /info describes a check-in.

The ARTIFACTID can be a unique prefix for the HASH of the check-in, or a tag or branch name that identifies the check-in.

/ci_edit (web page)
Edit a check-in. (Check-ins are immutable and do not really change. This page really creates supplemental tags that affect the display of the check-in.)

Query parameters:

rid=INTEGER
Record ID of the check-in to edit (REQUIRED)

POST parameters after pressing "Preview", "Cancel", or "Apply":

c=TEXT
New check-in comment
u=TEXT
New user name
newclr
Apply a background color
clr=TEXT
New background color (only if newclr)
pclr
Propagate new background color (only if newclr)
dt=TEXT
New check-in date/time (ISO8610 format)
newtag
Add a new tag to the check-in
tagname=TEXT
Name of the new tag to be added (only if newtag)
newbr
Put the check-in on a new branch
brname=TEXT
Name of the new branch (only if newbr)
close
Close this check-in
hide
Hide this check-in
cNNN
Cancel tag with tagid=NNN

cancel
Cancel the edit. Return to the check-in view
preview
Show a preview of the edited check-in comment
apply
Apply changes
/ci_tags (web page)
URL: /ci_tags?name=ARTIFACTID

Show all tags and properties for a given check-in.

This information used to be part of the main /ci page, but it is of marginal usefulness. Better to factor it out into a sub-screen.

/contact_admin (web page)
A web-form to send an email message to the repository administrator, or (with appropriate permissions) to anybody.
/cookies (web page)
Show the current display settings contained in the "fossil_display_settings" cookie.
/debug_tktedit (web page)
Edit a ticket. The ticket is identified by the name CGI parameter. /tktedit is the official page. The /debug_tktedit page does the same thing except that it does not save the ticket change record when you press submit - it instead prints the ticket change record at the top of the page. The /debug_tktedit page is intended to be used when debugging ticket configurations.
/debug_tktnew (web page)
Enter a new ticket. The tktnew_template script in the ticket configuration is used. The /tktnew page is the official ticket entry page. The /debug_tktnew page is used for debugging the tktnew_template in the ticket configuration. /debug_tktnew works just like /tktnew except that it does not really save the new ticket when you press submit - it just prints the ticket artifact at the top of the screen.
/dir (web page)
Show the files and subdirectories within a single directory of the source tree. Only files for a single check-in are shown if the ci= query parameter is present. If ci= is missing, the union of files across all check-ins is shown.

Query parameters:

name=PATH
Directory to display. Optional. Top-level if missing
ci=LABEL
Show only files in this check-in. Optional.
type=TYPE
TYPE=flat: use this display TYPE=tree: use the /tree display instead
noreadme
Do not attempt to display the README file.
/doc (web page)
URL: /uv/FILE URL: /doc/CHECKIN/FILE

CHECKIN can be either tag or hash prefix or timestamp identifying a particular check-in, or the name of a branch (meaning the most recent check-in on that branch) or one of various magic words:

"tip"
means the most recent check-in

"ckout"
means the current check-out, if the server is run from within a check-out, otherwise it is the same as "tip"

"latest"
means use the most recent check-in for the document regardless of what branch it occurs on.

FILE is the name of a file to delivered up as a webpage. FILE is relative to the root of the source tree of the repository. The FILE must be a part of CHECKIN, except when CHECKIN=="ckout" when FILE is read directly from disk and need not be a managed file. For /uv, FILE can also be the hash of the unversioned file.

The "ckout" CHECKIN is intended for development - to provide a mechanism for looking at what a file will look like using the /doc webpage after it gets checked in.

The file extension is used to decide how to render the file.

If FILE ends in "/" then the names "FILE/index.html", "FILE/index.wiki", and "FILE/index.md" are tried in that order. If the binary was compiled with TH1 embedded documentation support and the "th1-docs" setting is enabled, the name "FILE/index.th1" is also tried. If none of those are found, then FILE is completely replaced by "404.md" and tried. If that is not found, then a default 404 screen is generated.

If the file's mimetype is "text/x-fossil-wiki" or "text/x-markdown" then headers and footers are added. If the document has mimetype text/html then headers and footers are usually not added. However, if a "text/html" document begins with the following div: &

div class='fossil-doc' data-title='TEXT'>

then headers and footers are supplied. The optional data-title field specifies the title of the document in that case.

For fossil-doc documents and for markdown documents, text of the form: "href='$ROOT/" or "action='$ROOT" has the $ROOT name expanded to the top-level of the repository.

/docsrch (web page)
Search for documents that match a user-supplied full-text search pattern. If no pattern is specified (by the s= query parameter) then the user is prompted to enter a search string.

Query parameters:

s=PATTERN
Search for PATTERN
/download (web page)
Provide a simple page that enables newbies to download the latest tarball or ZIP archive, and provides instructions on how to clone.
/emailblob (web page)
This page, accessible only to administrators, allows easy viewing of the emailblob table - the table that contains the text of email messages both inbound and outbound, and transcripts of SMTP sessions.

id=N
Show the text of emailblob with emailid==N
/emailoutq (web page)
This page, accessible only to administrators, allows easy viewing of the emailoutq table - the table that contains the email messages that are queued for transmission via SMTP.
/errorlog (web page)
Show the content of the error log. Only the administrator can view this page.
/event (web page)
Display a technical note (formerly called an "event").

PARAMETERS:

name=ID
Identify the technical note to display. ID must be complete.
aid=ARTIFACTID
Which specific version of the tech-note. Optional.
v=BOOLEAN
Show details if TRUE. Default is FALSE. Optional.

Display an existing tech-note identified by its ID, optionally at a specific version, and optionally with additional details.

/eventedit (web page)
Revise or create a technical note (formerly called an "event").

Required query parameter:

name=ID
Hex hash ID of the technote. If omitted, a new tech-note is created.

POST parameters from the "Cancel", "Preview", or "Submit" buttons:

w=TEXT
Complete text of the technote.
t=TEXT
Time of the technote on the timeline (ISO 8601)
c=TEXT
Timeline comment
g=TEXT
Tags associated with this technote
mimetype=TEXT
Mimetype for w= text
newclr
Use a background color
clr=TEXT
Background color to use if newclr

For GET requests, when editing an existing technote newclr and clr are implied if a custom color has been set on the previous version of the technote.

/ext (raw-content web page)
Relay an HTTP request to secondary CGI after first checking the login credentials and setting auxiliary environment variables so that the secondary CGI can be aware of the credentials and capabilities of the Fossil user.

The /ext page is only functional if the "extroot: DIR" setting is found in the CGI script that launched Fossil, or if the "--extroot DIR" flag is present when Fossil is lauched using the "server", "ui", or "http" commands. DIR must be an absolute pathname (relative to the chroot jail) of the root of the file hierarchy that implements the CGI functionality. Executable files are CGI. Non-executable files are static content.

The path after the /ext is the path to the CGI script or static file relative to DIR. For security, this path may not contain characters other than ASCII letters or digits, ".", "-", "/", and "_". If the "." or "-" characters are present in the path then they may not follow a "/".

If the path after /ext ends with "/" and is the name of a directory then that directory is searched for files named "index.html", "index.wiki", and "index.md" (in that order) and if found, those filenames are appended to the path.

/extfilelist (web page)
List all files in the extension CGI document root and its subfolders.
/favicon.ico (web page)
Return the configured "favicon.ico" image. If no "favicon.ico" image is defined, the returned image is for the Fossil lizard icon.

The intended use case here is to supply an icon for the "fossil ui" command. For a permanent website, the recommended process is for the admin to set up a project-specific icon and reference that icon in the HTML header using a line like: &

link rel="icon" href="URL-FOR-YOUR-ICON" type="MIMETYPE"/>

/fdiff (web page)
URL: fdiff?v1=HASH&v2=HASH

Two arguments, v1 and v2, identify the artifacts to be diffed. Show diff side by side unless sbs is 0. Generate plain text if "patch" is present, otherwise generate "pretty" HTML.

Alternative URL: fdiff?from=filename1&to=filename2&ci=checkin

If the "from" and "to" query parameters are both present, then they are the names of two files within the check-in "ci" that are diffed. If the "ci" parameter is omitted, then the most recent check-in ("tip") is used.

Additional parameters:

dc=N
Show N lines of context around each diff
patch
Use the patch diff format
regex=REGEX
Only show differences that match REGEX
sbs=BOOLEAN
Turn side-by-side diffs on and off (default: on)
verbose=BOOLEAN
Show more detail when describing artifacts
w=BOOLEAN
Ignore whitespace
/file (web page)
Typical usage:
/artifact/HASH
/whatis/HASH
/file/NAME

Additional query parameters:

ln
- show line numbers
ln=N
- highlight line number N
ln=M-N
- highlight lines M through N inclusive
ln=M-N+Y-Z
- highlight lines M through N and Y through Z (inclusive)
verbose
- show more detail in the description
download
- redirect to the download (artifact page only)
name=NAME
- filename or hash as a query parameter
filename=NAME
- alternative spelling for "name="
fn=NAME
- alternative spelling for "name="
ci=VERSION
- The specific check-in to use with "name=" to identify the file.

The /artifact page show the complete content of a file identified by HASH. The /whatis page shows only a description of how the artifact is used. The /file page shows the most recent version of the file or directory called NAME, or a list of the top-level directory if NAME is omitted.

For /artifact and /whatis, the name= query parameter can refer to either the name of a file, or an artifact hash. If the ci= query parameter is also present, then name= must refer to a file name. If ci= is omitted, then the hash interpretation is preferred but if name= cannot be understood as a hash, a default "tip" value is used for ci=.

For /file, name= can only be interpreted as a filename. As before, a default value of "tip" is used for ci= if ci= is omitted.

/fileage (web page)
Show all files in a single check-in (identified by the name= query parameter) in order of increasing age.

Parameters:

name=VERSION
Selects the check-in version (default=tip).
glob=STRING
Only shows files matching this glob pattern (e.g. *.c or *.txt).
showid
Show RID values for debugging
/fileedit (web page)
Enables the online editing and committing of text files. Requires that the user have Write permissions and that a user with setup permissions has set the fileedit-glob setting to a list of glob patterns matching files which may be edited (e.g. "*.wiki,*.md"). Note that fileedit-glob, by design, is a local-only setting. It does not sync across repository clones, and must be explicitly set on any repositories where this page should be activated.

Optional query parameters:

filename=FILENAME
Repo-relative path to the file.
checkin=VERSION
Checkin version, using any unambiguous symbolic version name.

If passed a filename but no checkin then it will attempt to load that file from the most recent leaf checkin.

Once the page is loaded, files may be selected from any open leaf version. The only way to edit files from non-leaf checkins is to pass both the filename and checkin as URL parameters to the page. Users with the proper permissions will be presented with "Edit" links in various file-specific contexts for files which match the fileedit-glob, regardless of whether they refer to leaf versions or not.

/finfo (web page)
URL: /finfo?name=FILENAME

Show the change history for a single file.

Additional query parameters:

a=DATETIME Only show changes after DATETIME
b=DATETIME Only show changes before DATETIME
m=HASH     Mark this particular file version
n=NUM      Show the first NUM changes only
brbg       Background color by branch name
ubg        Background color by user name
ci=HASH    Ancestors of a particular check-in
orig=HASH  If both ci and orig are supplied, only show those
changes on a direct path from orig to ci.
showid     Show RID values for debugging

DATETIME may be "now" or "YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SS.SSS". If in year-month-day form, it may be truncated, and it may also name a timezone offset from UTC as "-HH:MM" (westward) or "+HH:MM" (eastward). Either no timezone suffix or "Z" means UTC.

/forum (web page)
The main page for the forum feature. Show a list of recent forum threads. Also show a search box at the top if search is enabled, and a button for creating a new thread, if enabled.

Query parameters:

n=N
The number of threads to show on each page
x=X
Skip the first X threads
/forume1 (web page)
Start a new forum thread.
/forume2 (web page)
Edit an existing forum message. Query parameters:

fpid=X
Hash of the post to be editted. REQUIRED
/forumedit (web page)
Start a new thread on the forum or reply to an existing thread. But first prompt to see if the user would like to log in.
/forummain (web page)
The main page for the forum feature. Show a list of recent forum threads. Also show a search box at the top if search is enabled, and a button for creating a new thread, if enabled.

Query parameters:

n=N
The number of threads to show on each page
x=X
Skip the first X threads
/forumnew (web page)
Start a new thread on the forum or reply to an existing thread. But first prompt to see if the user would like to log in.
/forumpost (web page)
Show a single forum posting. The posting is shown in context with it's entire thread. The selected posting is enclosed within &div class='forumSel'>...&/div>. Javascript is used to move the selected posting into view after the page loads.

Query parameters:

name=X
REQUIRED. The hash of the post to display
t=MODE
Display mode. 'c' for chronological 'h' for hierarchical 'a' for automatic 'r' for raw 'y' for history of post X only
raw
If present, show only the post specified and show its original unformatted source text.
/forumthread (web page)
Show all forum messages associated with a particular message thread. The result is basically the same as /forumpost except that none of the postings in the thread are selected.

Query parameters:

name=X
REQUIRED. The hash of any post of the thread.
t=MODE
Display mode. MODE is... 'c' for chronological, or 'h' for hierarchical, or 'a' for automatic, or 'r' for raw.
raw
Show only the post given by name= and show it unformatted
hist
Show only the edit history for the name= post
/hash-collisions (web page)
Show the number of hash collisions for hash prefixes of various lengths.
/hash-color-test (web page)
Print out the color names associated with each tag. Used for testing the hash_color() function.
/help (web page)
URL: /help?name=CMD

Show the built-in help text for CMD. CMD can be a command-line interface command or a page name from the web interface or a setting. Query parameters:

name=CMD
Show help for CMD where CMD is a command name or webpage name or setting name. plaintext Show the help within &pre>...&

/pre>, as if it were displayed using the "fossil help" command.

raw
Show the raw help text without any formatting. (Used for debugging.)
/hexdump (web page)
URL: /hexdump?name=ARTIFACTID

Show the complete content of a file identified by ARTIFACTID as preformatted text.

Other parameters:

verbose
Show more detail when describing the object
/home (web page)
The /home, /index, and /not_found pages all redirect to the homepage configured by the administrator.
/honeypot (web page)
This page is a honeypot for spiders and bots.
/index (web page)
The /home, /index, and /not_found pages all redirect to the homepage configured by the administrator.
/info (web page)
URL: info/NAME

The NAME argument is any valid artifact name: an artifact hash, a timestamp, a tag name, etc.

Because NAME can match so many different things (commit artifacts, wiki pages, ticket comments, forum posts...) the format of the output page depends on the type of artifact that NAME matches.

/json (web page)
Pages under /json/... must be entered into JsonPageDefs. This function dispatches them, and is the HTTP equivalent of json_cmd_top().
/juvlist (web page)
Return a complete list of unversioned files as JSON. The JSON looks like this:

[{"name":NAME, "mtime":MTIME, "hash":HASH, "size":SIZE, "user":USER}]

/leaves (web page)
Show leaf check-ins in a timeline. By default only open leaves are listed.

A "leaf" is a check-in with no children in the same branch. A "closed leaf" is a leaf that has a "closed" tag. An "open leaf" is a leaf without a "closed" tag.

Query parameters:

all
Show all leaves
closed
Show only closed leaves
ng
No graph
nohidden
Hide check-ins with "hidden" tag
onlyhidden
Show only check-ins with "hidden" tag
brbg
Background color by branch name
ubg
Background color by user name
/login (web page)
The login/logout page. Parameters:

g=URL
Jump back to this URL after login completes
anon
The g=URL is not accessible by "nobody" but is accessible by "anonymous"
/logo (web page)
Return the logo image. This image is available to anybody who can see the login page. It is designed for use in the upper left-hand corner of the header.
/logout (web page)
The login/logout page. Parameters:

g=URL
Jump back to this URL after login completes
anon
The g=URL is not accessible by "nobody" but is accessible by "anonymous"
/markup_help (web page)
Show links to the md_rules and wiki_rules pages.
/md_rules (web page)
Show a summary of the Markdown wiki formatting rules.
/mimetype_list (web page)
Show the built-in table used to guess embedded document mimetypes from file suffixes.
/mlink (web page)
URL: /mlink?name=FILENAME URL: /mlink?ci=NAME

Show all MLINK table entries for a particular file, or for a particular check-in.

This screen is intended for use by Fossil developers to help in debugging Fossil itself. Ordinary Fossil users are not expected to know what the MLINK table is or why it is important.

To avoid confusing ordinary users, this page is only available to administrators.

/modreq (web page)
Show all pending moderation request
/my (web page)
The login/logout page. Parameters:

g=URL
Jump back to this URL after login completes
anon
The g=URL is not accessible by "nobody" but is accessible by "anonymous"
/not_found (web page)
The /home, /index, and /not_found pages all redirect to the homepage configured by the administrator.
/phantoms (web page)
Show a list of all "phantom" artifacts that are not marked as "private".

A "phantom" artifact is an artifact whose hash named appears in some artifact but whose content is unknown. For example, if a manifest references a particular SHA3 hash of a file, but that SHA3 hash is not on the shunning list and is not in the database, then the file is a phantom. We know it exists, but we do not know its content.

Whenever a sync occurs, both each party looks at its phantom list and for every phantom that is not also marked private, it asks the other party to send it the content. This mechanism helps keep all repositories synced up.

This page is similar to the /bloblist page in that it lists artifacts. But this page is a special case in that it only shows phantoms that are not private. In other words, this page shows all phantoms that generate extra network traffic on every sync request.

/praise (web page)
URL: /annotate?checkin=ID&filename=FILENAME URL: /blame?checkin=ID&filename=FILENAME URL: /praise?checkin=ID&filename=FILENAME

Show the most recent change to each line of a text file. /annotate shows the date of the changes and the check-in hash (with a link to the check-in). /blame and /praise also show the user who made the check-in.

Reverse Annotations: Normally, these web pages look at versions of FILENAME moving backwards in time back toward the root check-in. However, if the origin= query parameter is used to specify some future check-in (example: "origin=trunk") then these pages show changes moving towards that alternative origin. Thus using "origin=trunk" on an historical version of the file shows the first time each line in the file was changed or removed by any subsequent check-in.

Query parameters:

checkin=ID
The check-in at which to start the annotation
filename=FILENAME
The filename.
filevers=BOOLEAN
Show file versions rather than check-in versions
limit=LIMIT
Limit the amount of analysis. LIMIT can be one of:
none
No limit
Xs
As much as can be computed in X seconds
N
N versions
log=BOOLEAN
Show a log of versions analyzed
origin=ID
The origin checkin. If unspecified, the root check-in over the entire repository is used. Specify "origin=trunk" or similar for a reverse annotation
w=BOOLEAN
Ignore whitespace
/raw (web page)
URL: /raw/ARTIFACTID URL: /raw?ci=BRANCH&filename=NAME

Additional query parameters:

m=MIMETYPE
The mimetype is MIMETYPE
at=FILENAME
Content-disposition; attachment; filename=FILENAME;

Return the uninterpreted content of an artifact. Used primarily to view artifacts that are images.

/rcvfrom (web page)
Show a single RCVFROM table entry identified by the rcvid= query parameters. Requires Admin privilege.
/rcvfromlist (web page)
Show a listing of RCVFROM table entries.

The RCVFROM table records where this repository received each artifact, including the time of receipt, user, and IP address.

Access requires Admin privilege.

/register (web page)
Page to allow users to self-register. The "self-register" setting must be enabled for this page to operate.
/repo-tabsize (web page)
Show relative sizes of tables in the repository database.
/repo_schema (web page)
Show the repository schema
/repo_stat1 (web page)
Show the sqlite_stat1 table for the repository schema
/reportlist (web page)
Main menu for Tickets.
/reports (web page)
Shows activity reports for the repository.

Query Parameters:

view=REPORT_NAME
Valid values: bymonth, byyear, byuser
user=NAME
Restricts statistics to the given user
type=TYPE
Restricts the report to a specific event type: ci (check-in), f (forum), w (wiki), t (ticket), g (tag) Defaulting to all event types.

The view-specific query parameters include:

view=byweek:

y=YYYY
The year to report (default is the server's current year).
/rptedit (web page)
Create (/rptnew) or edit (/rptedit) a ticket report format. Query parameters:

rn=N
Ticket report number. (required)
t=TITLE
Title of the report format
w=USER
Owner of the report format
s=SQL
SQL text used to implement the report
k=KEY
Color key
/rptnew (web page)
Create (/rptnew) or edit (/rptedit) a ticket report format. Query parameters:

rn=N
Ticket report number. (required)
t=TITLE
Title of the report format
w=USER
Owner of the report format
s=SQL
SQL text used to implement the report
k=KEY
Color key
/rptsql (web page)
URL: /rptsql?rn=N

Display the SQL query used to generate a ticket report. The rn=N query parameter identifies the specific report number to be displayed.

/rptview (web page)
Generate a report. The rn query parameter is the report number corresponding to REPORTFMT.RN. If the tablist query parameter exists, then the output consists of lines of tab-separated fields instead of an HTML table.
/script.js (web page)
Return the "Javascript" content for the current skin (if there is any)
/search (web page)
Search for check-in comments, documents, tickets, or wiki that match a user-supplied pattern.

s=PATTERN
Specify the full-text pattern to search for
y=TYPE
What to search. c -> check-ins d -> documentation t -> tickets w -> wiki e -> tech notes f -> forum all -> everything
/secaudit0 (web page)
Run a security audit of the current Fossil setup, looking for configuration problems that might allow unauthorized access to the repository.

This page requires administrator access. It is usually accessed using the Admin/Security-Audit menu option from any of the default skins.

/secureraw (web page)
URL: /secureraw/HASH?m=TYPE

Return the uninterpreted content of an artifact. This is similar to /raw except in this case the only way to specify the artifact is by the full-length SHA1 or SHA3 hash. Abbreviations are not accepted.

/setup (web page)
Main menu for the administrative pages. Requires Admin or Setup privileges. Links to sub-pages only usable by Setup users are shown only to Setup users.
/setup_access (web page)
The access-control settings page. Requires Setup privileges.
/setup_adunit (web page)
Administrative page for configuring and controlling ad units and how they are displayed.
/setup_config (web page)
The "Admin/Configuration" page. Requires Setup privilege.
/setup_login_group (web page)
Change how the current repository participates in a login group.
/setup_logo (web page)
Administrative page for changing the logo, background, and icon images.
/setup_modreq (web page)
Admin page for setting up moderation of tickets and wiki.
/setup_notification (web page)
Administrative page for configuring and controlling email notification. Normally accessible via the /Admin/Notification menu.
/setup_settings (web page)
Change or view miscellaneous settings. Part of the /setup pages requiring Setup privileges.
/setup_skin (web page)
Generate a page showing the steps needed to customize a skin.
/setup_skin_admin (web page)
Administrative actions on skins. For administrators only.
/setup_skinedit (web page)
Edit aspects of a skin determined by the w= query parameter. Requires Admin or Setup privileges.

w=NUM
-- 0=CSS, 1=footer, 2=header, 3=details, 4=js
sk=NUM
-- the draft skin number
/setup_smtp (web page)
Administrative page for configuring and controlling inbound email and output email queuing. This page is available to administrators only via the /Admin/EmailServer menu.
/setup_smtp_route (web page)
Edit a single entry in the emailroute table. Query parameters:

eaddr=ADDR
ADDR is the email address as edited.

oaddr=ADDR
The original email address prior to editing. Omit to add a new address.

epolicy=TXT
The routing policy.
/setup_timeline (web page)
Edit administrative settings controlling the display of timelines.
/setup_ucap_list (web page)
A documentation page showing the meaning of the various user capabilities code letters.
/setup_uedit (web page)
Edit information about a user or create a new user. Requires Admin privileges.
/setup_ulist (web page)
Show a list of users. Clicking on any user jumps to the edit screen for that user. Requires Admin privileges.

Query parameters:

with=CAP
Only show users that have one or more capabilities in CAP.
/setup_ulist_notes (web page)
A documentation page showing notes about user configuration. This information used to be a side-bar on the user list page, but has been factored out for improved presentation.
/setup_wiki (web page)
The "Admin/Wiki" page. Requires Setup privilege.
/shun (web page)
View the hashes of all shunned artifacts. Add new hashes to the shun set. Requires Admin privilege.
/sitemap (web page)
List some of the web pages offered by the Fossil web engine. This page is intended as a supplement to the menu bar on the main screen. That is, this page is designed to hold links that are omitted from the main menu due to lack of space.
/sqlar (web page)
Generate a ZIP or SQL archive for the check-in specified by the "r" query parameter. Return the archive as the HTTP reply content.

If the NAME contains one "/" then the part before the "/" is taken as the TAG and the part after the "/" becomes the true name. Hence, the following URLs are all equivalent:

/sqlar/508c42a6398f8/download.sqlar
/sqlar?r=508c42a6398f8&name=download.sqlar
/sqlar/download.sqlar?r=508c42a6398f8
/sqlar?name=508c42a6398f8/download.sqlar

Query parameters:

name=NAME
The base name of the output file. The default value is a configuration parameter in the project settings. A prefix of the name, omitting the extension, is used as the top-most directory name.

r=TAG
The check-in that is turned into a ZIP archive. Defaults to "trunk". This query parameter used to be called "uuid" and the older "uuid" name is still accepted for backwards compatibility. If this query parameter is omitted, the latest "trunk" check-in is used.

in=PATTERN
Only include files that match the comma-separate list of GLOB patterns in PATTERN, as with ex=

ex=PATTERN
Omit any file that match PATTERN. PATTERN is a comma-separated list of GLOB patterns, where each pattern can optionally be quoted using ".." or '..'. Any file matching both ex= and in= is excluded.
/srchsetup (web page)
Configure the search engine. Requires Admin privilege.
/stat (web page)
Show statistics and global information about the repository.
/style.css (web page)
Return the style sheet.
/subscribe (web page)
Allow users to subscribe to email notifications.

This page is usually run by users who are not logged in. A logged-in user can add email notifications on the /alerts page. Access to this page by a logged in user (other than an administrator) results in a redirect to the /alerts page.

Administrators can visit this page in order to sign up other users.

The Alerts permission ("7") is required to access this page. To allow anonymous passers-by to sign up for email notification, set Email-Alerts on user "nobody" or "anonymous".

/subscribers (web page)
This page, accessible to administrators only, shows a list of subscriber email addresses. Clicking on an email takes one to the /alerts page for that email where the delivery settings can be modified.
/taglist (web page)
List all non-propagating symbolic tags.
/tagtimeline (web page)
Render a timeline with all check-ins that contain non-propagating symbolic tags.

Query parameters:

ng
No graph
nohidden
Hide check-ins with "hidden" tag
onlyhidden
Show only check-ins with "hidden" tag
brbg
Background color by branch name
ubg
Background color by user name
/takeitprivate (web page)
Disable anonymous access to this website
/tarball (web page)
URL: /tarball

Generate a compressed tarball for the check-in specified by the "r" query parameter. Return that compressed tarball as the HTTP reply content.

The r= and name= query parameters can be specified as extensions to the URI. Example, the following URIs are all equivalent:

/tarball/release/xyz.tar.gz
/tarball?r=release&name=xyz.tar.gz
/tarball/xyz.tar.gz?r=release
/tarball?name=release/xyz.tar.gz

Query parameters:

name=NAME[.tar.gz]
The base name of the output file. The default value is a configuration parameter in the project settings. A prefix of the name, omitting the extension, is used as the top-most directory name.

r=TAG
The check-in that is turned into a compressed tarball. Defaults to "trunk". This query parameter used to be called "uuid" and "uuid" is still accepted for backwards compatibility. If the name= query parameter contains one "/" character then the part before the / is the TAG and the part after the / is the true name. If no TAG is specified by any of the above means, then "trunk" is used as the default.

in=PATTERN
Only include files that match the comma-separate list of GLOB patterns in PATTERN, as with ex=

ex=PATTERN
Omit any file that match PATTERN. PATTERN is a comma-separated list of GLOB patterns, where each pattern can optionally be quoted using ".." or '..'. Any file matching both ex= and in= is excluded.
/technote (web page)
Display a technical note (formerly called an "event").

PARAMETERS:

name=ID
Identify the technical note to display. ID must be complete.
aid=ARTIFACTID
Which specific version of the tech-note. Optional.
v=BOOLEAN
Show details if TRUE. Default is FALSE. Optional.

Display an existing tech-note identified by its ID, optionally at a specific version, and optionally with additional details.

/technoteedit (web page)
Revise or create a technical note (formerly called an "event").

Required query parameter:

name=ID
Hex hash ID of the technote. If omitted, a new tech-note is created.

POST parameters from the "Cancel", "Preview", or "Submit" buttons:

w=TEXT
Complete text of the technote.
t=TEXT
Time of the technote on the timeline (ISO 8601)
c=TEXT
Timeline comment
g=TEXT
Tags associated with this technote
mimetype=TEXT
Mimetype for w= text
newclr
Use a background color
clr=TEXT
Background color to use if newclr

For GET requests, when editing an existing technote newclr and clr are implied if a custom color has been set on the previous version of the technote.

/test-all-help (web page)
Show all help text on a single page. Useful for proof-reading.
/test-backlink-timeline (web page)
Show a timeline of all check-ins and other events that have entries in the backlink table. This is used for testing the rendering of the "References" section of the /info page.
/test-backlinks (web page)
Show a table of all backlinks. Admin access only.
/test-builtin-files (web page)
Show all built-in text files.
/test-captcha (web page)
Test the captcha-generator by rendering the value of the name= query parameter using ascii-art. If name= is omitted, show a random 16-digit hexadecimal number.
/test-captcha-audio (web page)
Return a WAV file that pronounces the hex digits of the name= query parameter.
/test-ftsdocs (web page)
Show a table of all documents currently in the search index.
/test-pid (web page)
Return the process identifier of the running Fossil server instance.

Query parameters:

usepidkey
When present and available, also return the address and size, within this server process, of the saved database encryption key. This is only supported when using SEE on Windows.
/test-piechart (web page)
Generate a pie-chart based on data input from a form.
/test-rename-list (web page)
Print a list of all file rename operations throughout history. This page is intended for for testing purposes only and may change or be discontinued without notice.
/test-warning (web page)
Test error and warning log operation. This webpage is accessible to the administrator only.

case=1
Issue a fossil_warning() while generating the page.
case=2
Extra db_begin_transaction()
case=3
Extra db_end_transaction()
case=4
Error during SQL processing
case=5
Call the segfault handler
case=6
Call webpage_assert()
case=7
Call webpage_error()
/test_env (web page)
Display CGI-variables and other aspects of the run-time environment, for debugging and trouble-shooting purposes.
/thisdayinhistory (web page)
Generate a vanity page that shows project activity for the current day of the year for various years in the history of the project.

Query parameters:

today=DATE
Use DATE as today's date
/ticket (web page)
This is intended to be the primary "Ticket" page. Render as either ticket-search (if search is enabled) or as the /reportlist page (if ticket search is disabled).
/timeline (web page)
Query parameters:

a=TIMEORTAG
Show events after TIMEORTAG
b=TIMEORTAG
Show events before TIMEORTAG
c=TIMEORTAG
Show events that happen "circa" TIMEORTAG
cf=FILEHASH
Show events around the time of the first use of the file with FILEHASH
m=TIMEORTAG
Highlight the event at TIMEORTAG
n=COUNT
Maximum number of events. "all" for no limit
p=CHECKIN
Parents and ancestors of CHECKIN
bt=PRIOR
... going back to PRIOR
d=CHECKIN
Children and descendants of CHECKIN
dp=CHECKIN
The same as 'd=CHECKIN&p=CHECKIN'
t=TAG
Show only check-ins with the given TAG
r=TAG
Show check-ins related to TAG, equivalent to t=TAG&rel
rel
Show related check-ins as well as those matching t=TAG
mionly
Limit rel to show ancestors but not descendants
nowiki
Do not show wiki associated with branch or tag
ms=MATCHSTYLE
Set tag match style to EXACT, GLOB, LIKE, REGEXP
u=USER
Only show items associated with USER
y=TYPE
'ci', 'w', 't', 'n', 'e', 'f', or 'all'.
ss=VIEWSTYLE
c: "Compact", v: "Verbose", m: "Modern", j: "Columnar", x: "Classic".
advm
Use the "Advanced" or "Busy" menu design.
ng
No Graph.
ncp
Omit cherrypick merges
nd
Do not highlight the focus check-in
nsm
Omit the submenu
v
Show details of files changed
vfx
Show complete text of forum messages
f=CHECKIN
Show family (immediate parents and children) of CHECKIN
from=CHECKIN
Path from...
to=CHECKIN
... to this
shortest
... show only the shortest path
rel
... also show related checkins
uf=FILE_HASH
Show only check-ins that contain the given file version
chng=GLOBLIST
Show only check-ins that involve changes to a file whose name matches one of the comma-separate GLOBLIST
brbg
Background color determined by branch name
ubg
Background color determined by user
deltabg
Background color red for delta manifests or green for baseline manifests
namechng
Show only check-ins that have filename changes
forks
Show only forks and their children
cherrypicks
Show all cherrypicks
ym=YYYY-MM
Show only events for the given year/month
yw=YYYY-WW
Show only events for the given week of the given year
yw=YYYY-MM-DD
Show events for the week that includes the given day
ymd=YYYY-MM-DD
Show only events on the given day. The use "ymd=now" to see all changes for the current week.
days=N
Show events over the previous N days
datefmt=N
Override the date format: 0=HH:MM, 1=HH:MM:SS, 2=YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS, 3=YYMMDD HH:MM, and 4 means "off".
bisect
Show the check-ins that are in the current bisect
showid
Show RIDs
showsql
Show the SQL text

p= and d= can appear individually or together. If either p= or d= appear, then u=, y=, a=, and b= are ignored.

If both a= and b= appear then both upper and lower bounds are honored.

CHECKIN or TIMEORTAG can be a check-in hash prefix, or a tag, or the name of a branch.

/timeline.rss (web page)
URL: /timeline.rss?y=TYPE&n=LIMIT&tkt=HASH&tag=TAG&wiki=NAME&name=FILENAME

Produce an RSS feed of the timeline.

TYPE may be: all, ci (show check-ins only), t (show ticket changes only), w (show wiki only), e (show tech notes only), f (show forum posts only), g (show tag/branch changes only).

LIMIT is the number of items to show.

tkt=HASH filters for only those events for the specified ticket. tag=TAG filters for a tag, and wiki=NAME for a wiki page. Only one may be used.

In addition, name=FILENAME filters for a specific file. This may be combined with one of the other filters (useful for looking at a specific branch).

/timewarps (web page)
Show all check-ins that are "timewarps". A timewarp is a check-in that occurs before its parent, according to the timestamp information on the check-in. This can only actually happen, of course, if a users system clock is set incorrectly.
/tinfo (web page)
URL: /tinfo?name=ARTIFACTID

Show the details of a ticket change control artifact.

/tktedit (web page)
Edit a ticket. The ticket is identified by the name CGI parameter. /tktedit is the official page. The /debug_tktedit page does the same thing except that it does not save the ticket change record when you press submit - it instead prints the ticket change record at the top of the page. The /debug_tktedit page is intended to be used when debugging ticket configurations.
/tkthistory (web page)
URL: /tkthistory?name=TICKETUUID

Show the complete change history for a single ticket. Or (to put it another way) show a list of artifacts associated with a single ticket.

By default, the artifacts are decoded and formatted. Text fields are formatted as text/plain, since in the general case Fossil does not have knowledge of the encoding. If the "raw" query parameter is present, then the* undecoded and unformatted text of each artifact is displayed.

/tktnew (web page)
Enter a new ticket. The tktnew_template script in the ticket configuration is used. The /tktnew page is the official ticket entry page. The /debug_tktnew page is used for debugging the tktnew_template in the ticket configuration. /debug_tktnew works just like /tktnew except that it does not really save the new ticket when you press submit - it just prints the ticket artifact at the top of the screen.
/tktsetup (web page)
Main sub-menu for configuring the ticketing system.
/tktsetup_change (web page)
Administrative screen used to view or edit the TH1 script that shows ticket changes.
/tktsetup_com (web page)
Administrative page used to define TH1 script that is common to all ticket screens.
/tktsetup_editpage (web page)
Administrative page for viewing or editing the TH1 script that drives the ticket editing page.
/tktsetup_keytplt (web page)
Administrative page used to view or edit the Key template for tickets.
/tktsetup_newpage (web page)
Administrative page used to view or edit the TH1 script used to enter new tickets.
/tktsetup_reportlist (web page)
Administrative page used to view or edit the TH1 script that defines the "report list" page.
/tktsetup_rpttplt (web page)
Administrative page used to view or edit the ticket report template.
/tktsetup_tab (web page)
Administrative page for defining the "ticket" table used to hold ticket information.
/tktsetup_timeline (web page)
Administrative page used ot configure how tickets are rendered on timeline views.
/tktsetup_viewpage (web page)
Administrative page used to view or edit the TH1 script that displays individual tickets.
/tktsrch (web page)
Usage: /tktsrch?s=PATTERN

Full-text search of all current tickets

/tkttimeline (web page)
URL: /tkttimeline/TICKETUUID

Show the change history for a single ticket in timeline format.

Query parameters:

y=ci
Show only check-ins associated with the ticket
/tktview (web page)
URL: tktview?name=HASH

View a ticket identified by the name= query parameter. Other query parameters:

tl
Show a timeline of the ticket above the status
/tree (web page)
Show the files using a tree-view. If the ci= query parameter is present then show only the files for the check-in identified. If ci= is omitted, then show the union of files over all check-ins.

The type=tree query parameter is required or else the /dir format is used.

Query parameters:

type=tree
Required to prevent use of /dir format
name=PATH
Directory to display. Optional
ci=LABEL
Show only files in this check-in. Optional.
re=REGEXP
Show only files matching REGEXP. Optional.
expand
Begin with the tree fully expanded.
nofiles
Show directories (folders) only. Omit files.
mtime
Order directory elements by decreasing mtime
/unsubscribe (web page)
Users visit this page to be delisted from email alerts.

If a valid subscriber code is supplied in the name= query parameter, then that subscriber is delisted.

Otherwise, If the users is logged in, then they are redirected to the /alerts page where they have an unsubscribe button.

Non-logged-in users with no name= query parameter are invited to enter an email address to which will be sent the unsubscribe link that contains the correct subscriber code.

/urllist (web page)
Show ways in which this repository has been accessed
/uv (web page)
URL: /uv/FILE URL: /doc/CHECKIN/FILE

CHECKIN can be either tag or hash prefix or timestamp identifying a particular check-in, or the name of a branch (meaning the most recent check-in on that branch) or one of various magic words:

"tip"
means the most recent check-in

"ckout"
means the current check-out, if the server is run from within a check-out, otherwise it is the same as "tip"

"latest"
means use the most recent check-in for the document regardless of what branch it occurs on.

FILE is the name of a file to delivered up as a webpage. FILE is relative to the root of the source tree of the repository. The FILE must be a part of CHECKIN, except when CHECKIN=="ckout" when FILE is read directly from disk and need not be a managed file. For /uv, FILE can also be the hash of the unversioned file.

The "ckout" CHECKIN is intended for development - to provide a mechanism for looking at what a file will look like using the /doc webpage after it gets checked in.

The file extension is used to decide how to render the file.

If FILE ends in "/" then the names "FILE/index.html", "FILE/index.wiki", and "FILE/index.md" are tried in that order. If the binary was compiled with TH1 embedded documentation support and the "th1-docs" setting is enabled, the name "FILE/index.th1" is also tried. If none of those are found, then FILE is completely replaced by "404.md" and tried. If that is not found, then a default 404 screen is generated.

If the file's mimetype is "text/x-fossil-wiki" or "text/x-markdown" then headers and footers are added. If the document has mimetype text/html then headers and footers are usually not added. However, if a "text/html" document begins with the following div: &

div class='fossil-doc' data-title='TEXT'>

then headers and footers are supplied. The optional data-title field specifies the title of the document in that case.

For fossil-doc documents and for markdown documents, text of the form: "href='$ROOT/" or "action='$ROOT" has the $ROOT name expanded to the top-level of the repository.

/uvlist (web page)
Display a list of all unversioned files in the repository. Query parameters:

byage=1
Order the initial display be decreasing age
showdel=0
Show deleted files
/vdiff (web page)
URL: /vdiff?from=TAG&to=TAG

Show the difference between two check-ins identified by the from= and to= query parameters.

Query parameters:

from=TAG
Left side of the comparison
to=TAG
Right side of the comparison
branch=TAG
Show all changes on a particular branch
diff=INTEGER
0: none, 1: unified, 2: side-by-side
glob=STRING
only diff files matching this glob
dc=N
show N lines of context around each diff
w=BOOLEAN
ignore whitespace when computing diffs
nohdr
omit the description at the top of the page

Show all differences between two check-ins.

/version (web page)
Show the version information for Fossil.

Query parameters:

verbose
Show details
/vinfo (web page)
URL: /ci/ARTIFACTID
OR:
/ci?name=ARTIFACTID

Display information about a particular check-in. The exact same information is shown on the /info page if the name query parameter to /info describes a check-in.

The ARTIFACTID can be a unique prefix for the HASH of the check-in, or a tag or branch name that identifies the check-in.

/vpatch (web page)
URL: /vpatch?from=FROM&to=TO

Show a patch that goes from check-in FROM to check-in TO.

/waliassetup (web page)
Configure the URL aliases
/wcontent (web page)
all=1 Show deleted pages
showid
Show rid values for each page.

List all available wiki pages with date created and last modified.

/wdiff (web page)
Show the changes to a wiki page.

Query parameters:

id=HASH
Hash prefix for the child version to be diffed.
rid=INTEGER
RecordID for the child version
pid=HASH
Hash prefix for the parent.

The "id" query parameter is required. "pid" is optional. If "pid" is omitted, then the diff is against the first parent of the child.

/webmail (web page)
This page can be used to read content from the EMAILBOX table that contains email received by the "fossil smtpd" command.

Query parameters:

id=N
Show a single email entry emailbox.ebid==N
f=N
Display format. 0: decoded 1: raw
user=USER
Show mailbox for USER (admin only).
user=*
Show mailbox for all users (admin only).
d=N
0: inbox+unread 1: unread-only 2: trash 3: all
eN
Select email entry emailbox.ebid==N
trash
Move selected entries to trash (estate=2)
read
Mark selected entries as read (estate=1)
unread
Mark selected entries as unread (estate=0)
/wfind (web page)
URL: /wfind?title=TITLE List all wiki pages whose titles contain the search text
/whatis (web page)
Typical usage:
/artifact/HASH
/whatis/HASH
/file/NAME

Additional query parameters:

ln
- show line numbers
ln=N
- highlight line number N
ln=M-N
- highlight lines M through N inclusive
ln=M-N+Y-Z
- highlight lines M through N and Y through Z (inclusive)
verbose
- show more detail in the description
download
- redirect to the download (artifact page only)
name=NAME
- filename or hash as a query parameter
filename=NAME
- alternative spelling for "name="
fn=NAME
- alternative spelling for "name="
ci=VERSION
- The specific check-in to use with "name=" to identify the file.

The /artifact page show the complete content of a file identified by HASH. The /whatis page shows only a description of how the artifact is used. The /file page shows the most recent version of the file or directory called NAME, or a list of the top-level directory if NAME is omitted.

For /artifact and /whatis, the name= query parameter can refer to either the name of a file, or an artifact hash. If the ci= query parameter is also present, then name= must refer to a file name. If ci= is omitted, then the hash interpretation is preferred but if name= cannot be understood as a hash, a default "tip" value is used for ci=.

For /file, name= can only be interpreted as a filename. As before, a default value of "tip" is used for ci= if ci= is omitted.

/whistory (web page)
URL: /whistory?name=PAGENAME

Additional parameters:

showid
Show RID values

Show the complete change history for a single wiki page.

/wiki (web page)
Display a wiki page. Example: /wiki?name=PAGENAME

Query parameters:

name=NAME
Name of the wiki page to display. Required.
nsm
Omit the submenu if present. (Mnemonic: No SubMenu)
p
Always show just the wiki page. For special pages for check-ins, branches, or tags, there will be a redirect to the associated /info page unless this query parameter is present.
/wiki_rules (web page)
Show a summary of the wiki formatting rules.
/wikiajax (web page)
An internal dispatcher for wiki AJAX operations. Not for direct client use. All routes defined by this interface are app-internal, subject to change
/wikiappend (web page)
URL: /wikiappend?name=PAGENAME&mimetype=MIMETYPE

Append text to the end of a wiki page.

/wikiedit (web page)
URL: /wikedit?name=PAGENAME

The main front-end for the Ajax-based wiki editor app. Passing in the name of an unknown page will trigger the creation of a new page (which is not actually created in the database until the user explicitly saves it). If passed no page name, the user may select a page from the list on the first UI tab.

When creating a new page, the mimetype URL parameter may optionally be used to set its mimetype to one of text/x-fossil-wiki, text/x-markdown, or text/plain, defauling to the former.

/wikihelp (web page)
A generic landing page for wiki.
/wikinew (web page)
URL /wikinew

Prompt the user to enter the name of a new wiki page. Then redirect to the wikiedit screen for that new page.

/wikisrch (web page)
Usage: /wikisrch?s=PATTERN

Full-text search of all current wiki text

/winfo (web page)
URL: /winfo?name=HASH

Display information about a wiki page.

/xfer (raw-content web page)
This is the transfer handler on the server side. The transfer message has been uncompressed and placed in the g.cgiIn blob. Process this message and form an appropriate reply.
/xfersetup (web page)
Main sub-menu for configuring the transfer system.
/xfersetup_com (web page)
View or edit the TH1 script that runs prior to receiving a transfer.
/xfersetup_commit (web page)
View or edit the TH1 script that runs when a transfer commit is processed.
/xfersetup_push (web page)
View or edit the TH1 script that runs after receiving a "push".
/xfersetup_ticket (web page)
View or edit the TH1 script that runs when a ticket change artifact is processed during a transfer.
/zip (web page)
Generate a ZIP or SQL archive for the check-in specified by the "r" query parameter. Return the archive as the HTTP reply content.

If the NAME contains one "/" then the part before the "/" is taken as the TAG and the part after the "/" becomes the true name. Hence, the following URLs are all equivalent:

/sqlar/508c42a6398f8/download.sqlar
/sqlar?r=508c42a6398f8&name=download.sqlar
/sqlar/download.sqlar?r=508c42a6398f8
/sqlar?name=508c42a6398f8/download.sqlar

Query parameters:

name=NAME
The base name of the output file. The default value is a configuration parameter in the project settings. A prefix of the name, omitting the extension, is used as the top-most directory name.

r=TAG
The check-in that is turned into a ZIP archive. Defaults to "trunk". This query parameter used to be called "uuid" and the older "uuid" name is still accepted for backwards compatibility. If this query parameter is omitted, the latest "trunk" check-in is used.

in=PATTERN
Only include files that match the comma-separate list of GLOB patterns in PATTERN, as with ex=

ex=PATTERN
Omit any file that match PATTERN. PATTERN is a comma-separated list of GLOB patterns, where each pattern can optionally be quoted using ".." or '..'. Any file matching both ex= and in= is excluded.
3-way-merge (2nd tier command)
Usage: fossil 3-way-merge BASELINE V1 V2 MERGED

Inputs are files BASELINE, V1, and V2. The file MERGED is generated as output.

BASELINE is a common ancestor of two files V1 and V2 that have diverging edits. The generated output file MERGED is the combination of all changes in both V1 and V2.

This command has no effect on the Fossil repository. It is a utility command made available for the convenience of users. This command can be used, for example, to help import changes from an upstream project.

Suppose an upstream project has a file named "Xup.c" which is imported with modifications to the local project as "Xlocal.c". Suppose further that the "Xbase.c" is an exact copy of the last imported "Xup.c". Then to import the latest "Xup.c" while preserving all the local changes:

fossil 3-way-merge Xbase.c Xlocal.c Xup.c Xlocal.c
cp Xup.c Xbase.c
# Verify that everything still works
fossil commit
access-log (boolean setting)
When the access-log setting is enabled, all login attempts (successful and unsuccessful) on the web interface are recorded in the "access" table of the repository.
add (1st tier command)
Usage: fossil add ?OPTIONS? FILE1 ?FILE2 ...?

Make arrangements to add one or more files or directories to the current checkout at the next commit.

When adding files or directories recursively, filenames that begin with "." are excluded by default. To include such files, add the "--dotfiles" option to the command-line.

The --ignore and --clean options are comma-separated lists of glob patterns for files to be excluded. Example: '*.o,*.obj,*.exe' If the --ignore option does not appear on the command line then the "ignore-glob" setting is used. If the --clean option does not appear on the command line then the "clean-glob" setting is used.

If files are attempted to be added explicitly on the command line which match "ignore-glob", a confirmation is asked first. This can be prevented using the -f|--force option.

The --case-sensitive option determines whether or not filenames should be treated case sensitive or not. If the option is not given, the default depends on the global setting, or the operating system default, if not set.

Options:

--case-sensitive BOOL
Override the case-sensitive setting.
--dotfiles
include files beginning with a dot (".")
-f|--force
Add files without prompting
--ignore CSG
Ignore unmanaged files matching patterns from the Comma Separated Glob (CSG) pattern list
--clean CSG
Also ignore files matching patterns from the Comma Separated Glob (CSG) list
--reset
Reset the ADDED state of a checkout, such that all newly-added (but not yet committed) files are no longer added. No flags other than --verbose and --dry-run may be used with --reset.

The following options are only valid with --reset:

-v|--verbose
Outputs information about each --reset file.
-n|--dry-run
Display instead of run actions.

See also: addremove, rm

addremove (1st tier command)
Usage: fossil addremove ?OPTIONS?

Do all necessary "add" and "rm" commands to synchronize the repository with the content of the working checkout:

  • All files in the checkout but not in the repository (that is, all files displayed using the "extras" command) are added as if by the "add" command.

  • All files in the repository but missing from the checkout (that is, all files that show as MISSING with the "status" command) are removed as if by the "rm" command.

The command does not "commit". You must run the "commit" separately as a separate step.

Files and directories whose names begin with "." are ignored unless the --dotfiles option is used.

The --ignore option overrides the "ignore-glob" setting, as do the --case-sensitive option with the "case-sensitive" setting and the --clean option with the "clean-glob" setting. See the documentation on the "settings" command for further information.

The -n|--dry-run option shows what would happen without actually doing anything.

This command can be used to track third party software.

Options:

--case-sensitive BOOL
Override the case-sensitive setting.
--dotfiles
Include files beginning with a dot (".")
--ignore CSG
Ignore unmanaged files matching patterns from the Comma Separated Glob (CSG) list
--clean CSG
Also ignore files matching patterns from the Comma Separated Glob (CSG) list
-n|--dry-run
If given, display instead of run actions.
--reset
Reset the ADDED/DELETED state of a checkout, such that all newly-added (but not yet committed) files are no longer added and all newly-removed (but not yet committed) files are no longer removed. No flags other than --verbose and --dry-run may be used with --reset.
--verbose|-v
Outputs information about each --reset file. Only usable with --reset.

See also: add, rm

admin-log (boolean setting)
When the admin-log setting is enabled, configuration changes are recorded in the "admin_log" table of the repository.
alerts (2nd tier command)
Usage: fossil alerts SUBCOMMAND ARGS...

Subcommands:

pending
Show all pending alerts. Useful for debugging.

reset
Hard reset of all email notification tables in the repository. This erases all subscription information. ** Use with extreme care **

send
Compose and send pending email alerts. Some installations may want to do this via a cron-job to make sure alerts are sent in a timely manner. Options:

--digest
Send digests
--test
Write to standard output

settings [NAME VALUE]
With no arguments, list all email settings. Or change the value of a single email setting.

status
Report on the status of the email alert subsystem

subscribers [PATTERN]
List all subscribers matching PATTERN.

test-message TO [OPTS]
Send a single email message using whatever email sending mechanism is currently configured. Use this for testing the email notification configuration. Options:

--body FILENAME
--smtp-trace
--stdout
--subject|-S SUBJECT

unsubscribe EMAIL
Remove a single subscriber with the given EMAIL.
all (1st tier command)
Usage: fossil all SUBCOMMAND ...

The ~/.fossil file records the location of all repositories for a user. This command performs certain operations on all repositories that can be useful before or after a period of disconnected operation.

On Win32 systems, the file is named "_fossil" and is located in %LOCALAPPDATA%, %APPDATA% or %HOMEPATH%.

Available operations are:

backup
Backup all repositories. The argument must the name of a directory into which all backup repositories are written.

cache
Manages the cache used for potentially expensive web pages. Any additional arguments are passed on verbatim to the cache command.

changes
Shows all local checkouts that have uncommitted changes. This operation has no additional options.

clean
Delete all "extra" files in all local checkouts. Extreme caution should be exercised with this command because its effects cannot be undone. Use of the --dry-run option to carefully review the local checkouts to be operated upon and the --whatif option to carefully review the files to be deleted beforehand is highly recommended. The command line options supported by the clean command itself, if any are present, are passed along verbatim.

config
Only the "config pull AREA" command works.

dbstat
Run the "dbstat" command on all repositories.

extras
Shows "extra" files from all local checkouts. The command line options supported by the extra command itself, if any are present, are passed along verbatim.

fts-config
Run the "fts-config" command on all repositories.

info
Run the "info" command on all repositories.

pull
Run a "pull" operation on all repositories. Only the --verbose option is supported.

push
Run a "push" on all repositories. Only the --verbose option is supported.

rebuild
Rebuild on all repositories. The command line options supported by the rebuild command itself, if any are present, are passed along verbatim. The --force and --randomize options are not supported.

sync
Run a "sync" on all repositories. Only the --verbose and --unversioned options are supported.

set|unset
Run the "setting", "set", or "unset" commands on all repositories. These command are particularly useful in conjunction with the "max-loadavg" setting which cannot otherwise be set globally.

server
Run the "ui" or "server" commands on all repositories.
ui
The root URI gives a listing of all repos.

In addition, the following maintenance operations are supported:

add
Add all the repositories named to the set of repositories tracked by Fossil. Normally Fossil is able to keep up with this list by itself, but sometimes it can benefit from this hint if you rename repositories.

ignore
Arguments are repositories that should be ignored by subsequent clean, extras, list, pull, push, rebuild, and sync operations. The -c|--ckout option causes the listed local checkouts to be ignored instead.

list | ls
Display the location of all repositories. The -c|--ckout option causes all local checkouts to be listed instead.

Repositories are automatically added to the set of known repositories when one of the following commands are run against the repository: clone, info, pull, push, or sync. Even previously ignored repositories are added back to the list of repositories by these commands.

Options:

--showfile
Show the repository or checkout being operated upon.
--dontstop
Continue with other repositories even after an error.
--dry-run
If given, display instead of run actions.
allow-symlinks (boolean setting)
When allow-symlinks is OFF (which is the default and recommended setting) symbolic links are treated like text files that contain a single line of content which is the name of their target. If allow-symlinks is ON, the symbolic links are actually followed.

The use of symbolic links is dangerous. If you checkout a maliciously crafted checkin that contains symbolic links, it is possible that files outside of the working directory might be overwritten.

Keep this setting OFF unless you have a very good reason to turn it on and you implicitly trust the integrity of the repositories you open.

amend (1st tier command)
Usage: fossil amend HASH OPTION ?OPTION ...?

Amend the tags on check-in HASH to change how it displays in the timeline.

Options:

--author USER
Make USER the author for check-in
-m|--comment COMMENT
Make COMMENT the check-in comment
-M|--message-file FILE
Read the amended comment from FILE
-e|--edit-comment
Launch editor to revise comment
--date DATETIME
Make DATETIME the check-in time
--bgcolor COLOR
Apply COLOR to this check-in
--branchcolor COLOR
Apply and propagate COLOR to the branch
--tag TAG
Add new TAG to this check-in
--cancel TAG
Cancel TAG from this check-in
--branch NAME
Make this check-in the start of branch NAME
--hide
Hide branch starting from this check-in
--close
Mark this "leaf" as closed
-n|--dry-run
Print control artifact, but make no changes
--date-override DATETIME
Set the change time on the control artifact
--user-override USER
Set the user name on the control artifact

DATETIME may be "now" or "YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SS.SSS". If in year-month-day form, it may be truncated, the "T" may be replaced by a space, and it may also name a timezone offset from UTC as "-HH:MM" (westward) or "+HH:MM" (eastward). Either no timezone suffix or "Z" means UTC.

annotate (1st tier command)
Usage: fossil annotate|blame|praise ?OPTIONS? FILENAME

Output the text of a file with markings to show when each line of the file was last modified. The version currently checked out is shown by default. Other versions may be specified using the -r option. The "annotate" command shows line numbers and omits the username. The "blame" and "praise" commands show the user who made each check-in.

Reverse Annotations: Normally, these commands look at versions of FILENAME moving backwards in time back toward the root check-in, and thus the output shows the most recent change to each line. However, if the -o|--origin option is used to specify some future check-in (example: "-o trunk") then these commands show changes moving towards that alternative origin. Thus using "-o trunk" on an historical version of the file shows the first time each line in the file was changed or removed by any subsequent check-in.

Options:

--filevers
Show file version numbers rather than check-in versions
-r|--revision VERSION
The specific check-in containing the file
-l|--log
List all versions analyzed
-n|--limit LIMIT
LIMIT can be one of:
N
Up to N versions
Xs
As much as possible in X seconds
none
No limit
-o|--origin VERSION
The origin check-in. By default this is the root of the repository. Set to "trunk" or similar for a reverse annotation.
-w|--ignore-all-space
Ignore white space when comparing lines
-Z|--ignore-trailing-space
Ignore whitespace at line end

See also: info, finfo, timeline

artifact (2nd tier command)
Usage: fossil artifact ARTIFACT-ID ?OUTPUT-FILENAME? ?OPTIONS?

Extract an artifact by its artifact hash and write the results on standard output, or if the optional 4th argument is given, in the named output file.

Options:

-R|--repository FILE
Extract artifacts from repository FILE

See also: finfo

attachment (2nd tier command)
Usage: fossil attachment add ?PAGENAME? FILENAME ?OPTIONS?

Add an attachment to an existing wiki page or tech note. Options:

-t|--technote DATETIME
Specifies the timestamp of the technote to which the attachment is to be made. The attachment will be to the most recently modified tech note with the specified timestamp.

-t|--technote TECHNOTE-ID
Specifies the technote to be updated by its technote id.

One of PAGENAME, DATETIME or TECHNOTE-ID must be specified.

DATETIME may be "now" or "YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SS.SSS". If in year-month-day form, it may be truncated, the "T" may be replaced by a space, and it may also name a timezone offset from UTC as "-HH:MM" (westward) or "+HH:MM" (eastward). Either no timezone suffix or "Z" means UTC.

auto-captcha (boolean setting)
If enabled, the /login page provides a button that will automatically fill in the captcha password. This makes things easier for human users, at the expense of also making logins easier for malicious robots.
auto-hyperlink (boolean setting)
Use javascript to enable hyperlinks on web pages for all users (regardless of the "h" privilege) if the User-Agent string in the HTTP header look like it came from real person, not a spider or bot.
auto-shun (boolean setting)
If enabled, automatically pull the shunning list from a server to which the client autosyncs.
autosync (setting)
This setting can take either a boolean value or "pullonly" If enabled, automatically pull prior to commit or update and automatically push after commit or tag or branch creation. If the value is "pullonly" then only pull operations occur automatically.
autosync-tries (setting)
If autosync is enabled setting this to a value greater than zero will cause autosync to try no more than this number of attempts if there is a sync failure.
backoffice (2nd tier command)
Usage: fossil backoffice [OPTIONS...] [REPOSITORIES...]

Run backoffice processing on the repositories listed. If no repository is specified, run it on the repository of the local checkout.

This might be done by a cron job or similar to make sure backoffice processing happens periodically. Or, the --poll option can be used to run this command as a daemon that will periodically invoke backoffice on a collection of repositories.

If only a single repository is named and --poll is omitted, then the backoffice work is done in-process. But if there are multiple respositories or if --poll is used, a separate sub-process is started for each poll of each repository.

Standard options:

--debug
Show what this command is doing.

--logfile FILE
Append a log of backoffice actions onto FILE.

--min N
When polling, invoke backoffice at least once every N seconds even if the repository never changes. 0 or negative means disable this feature. Default: 3600 (once per hour).

--poll N
Repeat backoffice calls for repositories that change in appoximately N-second intervals. N less than 1 turns polling off (the default). Recommended polling interval: 60 seconds.

--trace
Enable debugging output on stderr

Options intended for internal use only which may change or be discontinued in future releases:

--nodelay
Do not queue up or wait for a backoffice job to complete. If no work is available or if backoffice has run recently, return immediately.

--nolease
Always run backoffice, even if there is a lease conflict. This option implies --nodelay. This option is added to secondary backoffice commands that are invoked by the --poll option.
backoffice-disable (boolean setting)
If backoffice-disable is true, then the automatic backoffice processing is disabled. Automatic backoffice processing is the backoffice work that normally runs after each web page is rendered. Backoffice processing that is triggered by the "fossil backoffice" command is unaffected by this setting.

Backoffice processing does things such as delivering email notifications. So if this setting is true, and if there is no cron job periodically running "fossil backoffice", email notifications and other work normally done by the backoffice will not occur.

backoffice-logfile (setting)
If backoffice-logfile is not an empty string and is a valid filename, then a one-line message is appended to that file every time the backoffice runs. This can be used for debugging, to ensure that backoffice is running appropriately.
backoffice-nodelay (boolean setting)
If backoffice-nodelay is true, then the backoffice processing will never invoke sleep(). If it has nothing useful to do, it simply exits.
backup (2nd tier command)
Usage: fossil backup ?OPTIONS? FILE|DIRECTORY

Make a backup of the repository into the named file or into the named directory. This backup is guaranteed to be consistent even if there are concurrent chnages taking place on the repository. In other words, it is safe to run "fossil backup" on a repository that is in active use.

Only the main repository database is backed up by this command. The open checkout file (if any) is not saved. Nor is the global configuration database.

Options:

--overwrite
OK to overwrite an existing file.
-R NAME
Filename of the repository to backup
binary-glob (versionable block-text setting)
The VALUE of this setting is a comma or newline-separated list of GLOB patterns that should be treated as binary files for committing and merging purposes. Example: *.jpg
bisect (1st tier command)
Usage: fossil bisect SUBCOMMAND ...

Run various subcommands useful for searching back through the change history for a particular checkin that causes or fixes a problem.

fossil bisect bad ?VERSION?

Identify version VERSION as non-working. If VERSION is omitted, the current checkout is marked as non-working.

fossil bisect good ?VERSION?

Identify version VERSION as working. If VERSION is omitted, the current checkout is marked as working.

fossil bisect log
fossil bisect chart

Show a log of "good", "bad", and "skip" versions. "bisect log" shows the events in the order that they were tested. "bisect chart" shows them in order of check-in.

fossil bisect next

Update to the next version that is halfway between the working and non-working versions.

fossil bisect options ?NAME? ?VALUE?

List all bisect options, or the value of a single option, or set the value of a bisect option.

fossil bisect reset

Reinitialize a bisect session. This cancels prior bisect history and allows a bisect session to start over from the beginning.

fossil bisect skip ?VERSION?

Cause VERSION (or the current checkout if VERSION is omitted) to be ignored for the purpose of the current bisect. This might be done, for example, because VERSION does not compile correctly or is otherwise unsuitable to participate in this bisect.

fossil bisect vlist|ls|status ?-a|--all?

List the versions in between the inner-most "bad" and "good".

fossil bisect ui

Like "fossil ui" except start on a timeline that shows only the check-ins that are part of the current bisect.

fossil bisect undo

Undo the most recent "good", "bad", or "skip" command.

blame (1st tier command)
Usage: fossil annotate|blame|praise ?OPTIONS? FILENAME

Output the text of a file with markings to show when each line of the file was last modified. The version currently checked out is shown by default. Other versions may be specified using the -r option. The "annotate" command shows line numbers and omits the username. The "blame" and "praise" commands show the user who made each check-in.

Reverse Annotations: Normally, these commands look at versions of FILENAME moving backwards in time back toward the root check-in, and thus the output shows the most recent change to each line. However, if the -o|--origin option is used to specify some future check-in (example: "-o trunk") then these commands show changes moving towards that alternative origin. Thus using "-o trunk" on an historical version of the file shows the first time each line in the file was changed or removed by any subsequent check-in.

Options:

--filevers
Show file version numbers rather than check-in versions
-r|--revision VERSION
The specific check-in containing the file
-l|--log
List all versions analyzed
-n|--limit LIMIT
LIMIT can be one of:
N
Up to N versions
Xs
As much as possible in X seconds
none
No limit
-o|--origin VERSION
The origin check-in. By default this is the root of the repository. Set to "trunk" or similar for a reverse annotation.
-w|--ignore-all-space
Ignore white space when comparing lines
-Z|--ignore-trailing-space
Ignore whitespace at line end

See also: info, finfo, timeline

branch (1st tier command)
Usage: fossil branch SUBCOMMAND ... ?OPTIONS?

Run various subcommands to manage branches of the open repository or of the repository identified by the -R or --repository option.

fossil branch current

Print the name of the branch for the current check-out

fossil branch info BRANCH-NAME

Print information about a branch

fossil branch list|ls ?OPTIONS?

List all branches. Options:

-a|--all
List all branches. Default show only open branches
-c|--closed
List closed branches.
-r
Reverse the sort order
-t
Show recently changed branches first

fossil branch new BRANCH-NAME BASIS ?OPTIONS?

Create a new branch BRANCH-NAME off of check-in BASIS. Supported options for this subcommand include: --private branch is private (i.e., remains local) --bgcolor COLOR use COLOR instead of automatic background --nosign do not sign contents on this branch --date-override DATE DATE to use instead of 'now' --user-override USER USER to use instead of the current default

DATE may be "now" or "YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SS.SSS". If in year-month-day form, it may be truncated, the "T" may be replaced by a space, and it may also name a timezone offset from UTC as "-HH:MM" (westward) or "+HH:MM" (eastward). Either no timezone suffix or "Z" means UTC.

Options valid for all subcommands:

-R|--repository FILE
Run commands on repository FILE
bundle (2nd tier command)
Usage: fossil bundle SUBCOMMAND ARGS...

fossil bundle append BUNDLE FILE...

Add files named on the command line to BUNDLE. This subcommand has little practical use and is mostly intended for testing.

fossil bundle cat BUNDLE HASH...

Extract one or more artifacts from the bundle and write them consecutively on standard output. This subcommand was designed for testing and introspection of bundles and is not something commonly used.

fossil bundle export BUNDLE ?OPTIONS?

Generate a new bundle, in the file named BUNDLE, that contains a subset of the check-ins in the repository (usually a single branch) described by the --branch, --from, --to, and/or --checkin options, at least one of which is required. If BUNDLE already exists, the specified content is added to the bundle.

--branch BRANCH
Package all check-ins on BRANCH.
--from TAG1 --to TAG2
Package check-ins between TAG1 and TAG2.
--checkin TAG
Package the single check-in TAG
--standalone
Do no use delta-encoding against artifacts not in the bundle

fossil bundle extend BUNDLE

The BUNDLE must already exist. This subcommand adds to the bundle any check-ins that are descendants of check-ins already in the bundle, and any tags that apply to artifacts in the bundle.

fossil bundle import BUNDLE ?--publish?

Import all content from BUNDLE into the repository. By default, the imported files are private and will not sync. Use the --publish option to make the import public.

fossil bundle ls BUNDLE

List the contents of BUNDLE on standard output

fossil bundle purge BUNDLE

Remove from the repository all files that are used exclusively by check-ins in BUNDLE. This has the effect of undoing a "fossil bundle import".

See also: publish

cache (2nd tier command)
Usage: fossil cache SUBCOMMAND

Manage the cache used for potentially expensive web pages such as /zip and /tarball. SUBCOMMAND can be:

clear
Remove all entries from the cache.

init
Create the cache file if it does not already exist.

list|ls
List the keys and content sizes and other stats for all entries currently in the cache.

status
Show a summary of the cache status.

The cache is stored in a file that is distinct from the repository but that is held in the same directory as the repository. The cache file can be deleted in order to completely disable the cache.

case-sensitive (boolean setting)
If TRUE, the files whose names differ only in case are considered distinct. If FALSE files whose names differ only in case are the same file. Defaults to TRUE for unix and FALSE for Cygwin, Mac and Windows.
cat (1st tier command)
Usage: fossil cat FILENAME ... ?OPTIONS?

Print on standard output the content of one or more files as they exist in the repository. The version currently checked out is shown by default. Other versions may be specified using the -r option.

Options:

-R|--repository FILE
Extract artifacts from repository FILE
-r VERSION
The specific check-in containing the file

See also: finfo

cgi (2nd tier command)
Usage: fossil ?cgi? FILE

This command causes Fossil to generate reply to a CGI request.

The FILE argument is the name of a control file that provides Fossil with important information such as where to find its repository. In a typical CGI deployment, FILE is the name of the CGI script and will typically look something like this:

#!/usr/bin/fossil
repository: /home/somebody/project.db

The command name, "cgi", may be omitted if the GATEWAY_INTERFACE environment variable is set to "CGI", which should always be the case for CGI scripts run by a webserver. Fossil ignores any lines that begin with "#".

The following control lines are recognized:

repository: PATH
Name of the Fossil repository

directory:
PATH Name of a directory containing many Fossil repositories whose names all end with ".fossil". There should only be one of "repository:" or "directory:"

notfound: URL
When in "directory:" mode, redirect to URL if no suitable repository is found.

repolist
When in "directory:" mode, display a page showing a list of available repositories if the URL is "/".

localauth
Grant administrator privileges to connections from 127.0.0.1 or ::1.

skin: LABEL
Use the built-in skin called LABEL rather than the default. If there are no skins called LABEL then this line is a no-op.

files: GLOBLIST
GLOBLIST is a comma-separated list of GLOB patterns that specify files that can be returned verbatim. This feature allows Fossil to act as a web server returning static content.

setenv: NAME VALUE
Set environment variable NAME to VALUE. Or if VALUE is omitted, unset NAME.

HOME: PATH
Shorthand for "setenv: HOME PATH"

debug: FILE
Causing debugging information to be written into FILE.

errorlog: FILE
Warnings, errors, and panics written to FILE.

timeout: SECONDS
Do not run for longer than SECONDS. The default timeout is FOSSIL_DEFAULT_TIMEOUT (600) seconds.

extroot: DIR
Directory that is the root of the sub-CGI tree on the /ext page.

redirect: REPO URL
Extract the "name" query parameter and search REPO for a check-in or ticket that matches the value of "name", then redirect to URL. There can be multiple "redirect:" lines that are processed in order. If the REPO is "*", then an unconditional redirect to URL is taken.

jsmode: VALUE
Specifies the delivery mode for JavaScript files. See the help text for the --jsmode flag of the http command.

Most CGI files contain only a "repository:" line. It is uncommon to use any other option.

See also: http, server, winsrv

changes (1st tier command)
Usage: fossil changes|status ?OPTIONS? ?PATHS ...?

Report the change status of files in the current checkout. If one or more PATHS are specified, only changes among the named files and directories are reported. Directories are searched recursively.

The status command is similar to the changes command, except it lacks several of the options supported by changes and it has its own header and footer information. The header information is a subset of that shown by the info command, and the footer shows if there are any forks. Change type classification is always enabled for the status command.

Each line of output is the name of a changed file, with paths shown according to the "relative-paths" setting, unless overridden by the --abs-paths or --rel-paths options.

By default, all changed files are selected for display. This behavior can be overridden by using one or more filter options (listed below), in which case only files with the specified change type(s) are shown. As a special case, the --no-merge option does not inhibit this default. This default shows exactly the set of changes that would be checked in by the commit command.

If no filter options are used, or if the --merge option is used, the artifact hash of each merge contributor check-in version is displayed at the end of the report. The --no-merge option is useful to display the default set of changed files without the merge contributors.

If change type classification is enabled, each output line starts with a code describing the file's change type, e.g. EDITED or RENAMED. It is enabled by default unless exactly one change type is selected. For the purposes of determining the default, --changed counts as selecting one change type. The default can be overridden by the --classify or --no-classify options.

--edited and --updated produce disjoint sets. --updated shows a file only when it is identical to that of its merge contributor, and the change type classification is UPDATED_BY_MERGE or UPDATED_BY_INTEGRATE. If the file had to be merged with any other changes, it is considered to be merged or conflicted and therefore will be shown by --edited, not --updated, with types EDITED or CONFLICT. The --changed option can be used to display the union of --edited and --updated.

--differ is so named because it lists all the differences between the checked-out version and the checkout directory. In addition to the default changes (excluding --merge), it lists extra files which (if ignore-glob is set correctly) may be worth adding. Prior to doing a commit, it is good practice to check --differ to see not only which changes would be committed but also if any files should be added.

If both --merge and --no-merge are used, --no-merge has priority. The same is true of --classify and --no-classify.

The "fossil changes --extra" command is equivalent to "fossil extras".

General options:

--abs-paths
Display absolute pathnames.
--rel-paths
Display pathnames relative to the current working directory.
--hash
Verify file status using hashing rather than relying on file mtimes. --case-sensitive &
BOOL> Override case-sensitive setting.
--dotfiles
Include unmanaged files beginning with a dot. --ignore &
CSG> Ignore unmanaged files matching CSG glob patterns.

Options specific to the changes command:

--header
Identify the repository if report is non-empty.
-v|--verbose
Say "(none)" if the change report is empty.
--classify
Start each line with the file's change type.
--no-classify
Do not print file change types.

Filter options:

--edited
Display edited, merged, and conflicted files.
--updated
Display files updated by merge/integrate.
--changed
Combination of the above two options.
--missing
Display missing files.
--added
Display added files.
--deleted
Display deleted files.
--renamed
Display renamed files.
--conflict
Display files having merge conflicts.
--meta
Display files with metadata changes.
--unchanged
Display unchanged files.
--all
Display all managed files, i.e. all of the above.
--extra
Display unmanaged files.
--differ
Display modified and extra files.
--merge
Display merge contributors.
--no-merge
Do not display merge contributors.

See also: extras, ls

checkout (2nd tier command)
Usage: fossil checkout ?VERSION | --latest? ?OPTIONS?
or: fossil co ?VERSION | --latest? ?OPTIONS?

Check out a version specified on the command-line. This command will abort if there are edited files in the current checkout unless the --force option appears on the command-line. The --keep option leaves files on disk unchanged, except the manifest and manifest.uuid files.

The --latest flag can be used in place of VERSION to checkout the latest version in the repository.

Options:

--force
Ignore edited files in the current checkout
--keep
Only update the manifest and manifest.uuid files
--force-missing
Force checkout even if content is missing
--setmtime
Set timestamps of all files to match their SCM-side times (the timestamp of the last checkin which modified them).

See also: update

ci (2nd tier command)
Usage: fossil commit ?OPTIONS? ?FILE...?
or: fossil ci ?OPTIONS? ?FILE...?

Create a new version containing all of the changes in the current checkout. You will be prompted to enter a check-in comment unless the comment has been specified on the command-line using "-m" or a file containing the comment using -M. The editor defined in the "editor" fossil option (see fossil help set) will be used, or from
the "VISUAL" or "EDITOR" environment variables (in that order) if no editor is set.

All files that have changed will be committed unless some subset of files is specified on the command line.

The --branch option followed by a branch name causes the new check-in to be placed in a newly-created branch with the name passed to the --branch option.

Use the --branchcolor option followed by a color name (ex: '#ffc0c0') to specify the background color of entries in the new branch when shown in the web timeline interface. The use of the --branchcolor option is not recommended. Instead, let Fossil choose the branch color automatically.

The --bgcolor option works like --branchcolor but only sets the background color for a single check-in. Subsequent check-ins revert to the default color.

A check-in is not permitted to fork unless the --allow-fork option appears. An empty check-in (i.e. with nothing changed) is not allowed unless the --allow-empty option appears. A check-in may not be older than its ancestor unless the --allow-older option appears. If any of files in the check-in appear to contain unresolved merge conflicts, the check-in will not be allowed unless the --allow-conflict option is present. In addition, the entire check-in process may be aborted if a file contains content that appears to be binary, Unicode text, or text with CR/LF line endings unless the interactive user chooses to proceed. If there is no interactive user or these warnings should be skipped for some other reason, the --no-warnings option may be used. A check-in is not allowed against a closed leaf.

If a commit message is blank, you will be prompted: ("continue (y/N)?") to confirm you really want to commit with a blank commit message. The default value is "N", do not commit.

The --private option creates a private check-in that is never synced. Children of private check-ins are automatically private.

The --tag option applies the symbolic tag name to the check-in.

The --hash option detects edited files by computing each file's artifact hash rather than just checking for changes to its size or mtime.

Options:

--allow-conflict
allow unresolved merge conflicts
--allow-empty
allow a commit with no changes
--allow-fork
allow the commit to fork
--allow-older
allow a commit older than its ancestor
--baseline
use a baseline manifest in the commit process
--bgcolor COLOR
apply COLOR to this one check-in only
--branch NEW-BRANCH-NAME
check in to this new branch
--branchcolor COLOR
apply given COLOR to the branch
--close
close the branch being committed
--date-override DATETIME
DATE to use instead of 'now'
--delta
use a delta manifest in the commit process
--hash
verify file status using hashing rather than relying on file mtimes
--integrate
close all merged-in branches
-m|--comment COMMENT-TEXT
use COMMENT-TEXT as commit comment
-M|--message-file FILE
read the commit comment from given file
--mimetype MIMETYPE
mimetype of check-in comment
-n|--dry-run
If given, display instead of run actions
--no-prompt
This option disables prompting the user for input and assumes an answer of 'No' for every question.
--no-warnings
omit all warnings about file contents
--no-verify
do not run before-commit hooks
--nosign
do not attempt to sign this commit with gpg
--override-lock
allow a check-in even though parent is locked
--private
do not sync changes and their descendants
--tag TAG-NAME
assign given tag TAG-NAME to the check-in
--trace
debug tracing.
--user-override USER
USER to use instead of the current default

DATETIME may be "now" or "YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SS.SSS". If in year-month-day form, it may be truncated, the "T" may be replaced by a space, and it may also name a timezone offset from UTC as "-HH:MM" (westward) or "+HH:MM" (eastward). Either no timezone suffix or "Z" means UTC.

See also: branch, changes, update, extras, sync

clean (1st tier command)
Usage: fossil clean ?OPTIONS? ?PATH ...?

Delete all "extra" files in the source tree. "Extra" files are files that are not officially part of the checkout. If one or more PATH arguments appear, then only the files named, or files contained with directories named, will be removed.

If the --prompt option is used, prompts are issued to confirm the permanent removal of each file. Otherwise, files are backed up to the undo buffer prior to removal, and prompts are issued only for files whose removal cannot be undone due to their large size or due to --disable-undo being used.

The --force option treats all prompts as having been answered yes, whereas --no-prompt treats them as having been answered no.

Files matching any glob pattern specified by the --clean option are deleted without prompting, and the removal cannot be undone.

No file that matches glob patterns specified by --ignore or --keep will ever be deleted. Files and subdirectories whose names begin with "." are automatically ignored unless the --dotfiles option is used.

The default values for --clean, --ignore, and --keep are determined by the (versionable) clean-glob, ignore-glob, and keep-glob settings.

The --verily option ignores the keep-glob and ignore-glob settings and turns on --force, --emptydirs, --dotfiles, and --disable-undo. Use the --verily option when you really want to clean up everything. Extreme care should be exercised when using the --verily option.

Options:

--allckouts
Check for empty directories within any checkouts that may be nested within the current one. This option should be used with great care because the empty-dirs setting (and other applicable settings) belonging to the other repositories, if any, will not be checked.
--case-sensitive BOOL
Override case-sensitive setting
--dirsonly
Only remove empty directories. No files will be removed. Using this option will automatically enable the --emptydirs option as well.
--disable-undo
WARNING: This option disables use of the undo mechanism for this clean operation and should be used with extreme caution.
--dotfiles
Include files beginning with a dot (".").
--emptydirs
Remove any empty directories that are not explicitly exempted via the empty-dirs setting or another applicable setting or command line argument. Matching files, if any, are removed prior to checking for any empty directories; therefore, directories that contain only files that were removed will be removed as well.
-f|--force
Remove files without prompting.
-i|--prompt
Prompt before removing each file. This option implies the --disable-undo option.
-x|--verily
WARNING: Removes everything that is not a managed file or the repository itself. This option implies the --force, --emptydirs, --dotfiles, and --disable-undo options. Furthermore, it completely disregards the keep-glob and ignore-glob settings. However, it does honor the --ignore and --keep options.
--clean CSG
WARNING: Never prompt to delete any files matching this comma separated list of glob patterns. Also, deletions of any files matching this pattern list cannot be undone.
--ignore CSG
Ignore files matching patterns from the comma separated list of glob patterns. --keep &
CSG> Keep files matching this comma separated list of glob patterns.
-n|--dry-run
Delete nothing, but display what would have been deleted.
--no-prompt
This option disables prompting the user for input and assumes an answer of 'No' for every question.
--temp
Remove only Fossil-generated temporary files.
-v|--verbose
Show all files as they are removed.

See also: addremove, extras, status

clean-glob (versionable block-text setting)
The VALUE of this setting is a comma or newline-separated list of GLOB patterns specifying files that the "clean" command will delete without prompting or allowing undo. Example: *.a,*.lib,*.o
clearsign (boolean setting)
When enabled, fossil will attempt to sign all commits with gpg. When disabled, commits will be unsigned.
clone (1st tier command)
Usage: fossil clone ?OPTIONS? URI FILENAME

Make a clone of a repository specified by URI in the local file named FILENAME. URI may be one of the following forms: ([...] denotes optional elements):

  • HTTP/HTTPS protocol:

    http[s]://[userid[:password]@]host[:port][/path]
    
    
  • SSH protocol:

    ssh://[userid@]host[:port]/path/to/repo.fossil[?fossil=path/fossil.exe]
    
    
  • Filesystem:

    [file://]path/to/repo.fossil
    
    

Note that in Fossil (in contrast to some other DVCSes) a repository is distinct from a checkout. This command create a clone of a repository. Use the separate open command to open a checkout from that repository.

For ssh and filesystem, path must have an extra leading '/' to use an absolute path.

Use %HH escapes for special characters in the userid and password. For example "%40" in place of "@", "%2f" in place of "/", and "%3a" in place of ":".

By default, the current login name is used to create the default admin user. This can be overridden using the -A|--admin-user parameter.

Options:

--admin-user|-A USERNAME
Make USERNAME the administrator
--httpauth|-B USER:PASS
Add HTTP Basic Authorization to requests
--nocompress
Omit extra delta compression
--once
Don't remember the URI.
--private
Also clone private branches
--save-http-password
Remember the HTTP password without asking
--ssh-command|-c SSH
Use SSH as the "ssh" command
--ssl-identity FILENAME
Use the SSL identity if requested by the server
-u|--unversioned
Also sync unversioned content
-v|--verbose
Show more statistics in output

See also: init, open

close (2nd tier command)
Usage: fossil close ?OPTIONS?

The opposite of "open". Close the current database connection. Require a -f or --force flag if there are unsaved changes in the current check-out or if there is non-empty stash.

Options:

--force|-f
necessary to close a check out with uncommitted changes

See also: open

co (2nd tier command)
Usage: fossil checkout ?VERSION | --latest? ?OPTIONS?
or: fossil co ?VERSION | --latest? ?OPTIONS?

Check out a version specified on the command-line. This command will abort if there are edited files in the current checkout unless the --force option appears on the command-line. The --keep option leaves files on disk unchanged, except the manifest and manifest.uuid files.

The --latest flag can be used in place of VERSION to checkout the latest version in the repository.

Options:

--force
Ignore edited files in the current checkout
--keep
Only update the manifest and manifest.uuid files
--force-missing
Force checkout even if content is missing
--setmtime
Set timestamps of all files to match their SCM-side times (the timestamp of the last checkin which modified them).

See also: update

comment-format (setting)
Set the default options for printing timeline comments to the console.

The global --comfmtflags command-line option (or alias --comment-format) overrides this setting.

Possible values are:

1
Activate the legacy comment printing format (default).

Or a bitwise combination of the following flags:

0
Activate the newer (non-legacy) comment printing format.
2
Trim leading and trailing CR and LF characters.
4
Trim leading and trailing white space characters.
8
Attempt to break lines on word boundaries.
16
Break lines before the original comment embedded in other text.

Note: To preserve line breaks, activate the newer (non-legacy) comment printing format (i.e. set to "0", or a combination not including "1").

Note: The options for timeline comments displayed on the web UI can be configured through the /setup_timeline web page.

commit (1st tier command)
Usage: fossil commit ?OPTIONS? ?FILE...?
or: fossil ci ?OPTIONS? ?FILE...?

Create a new version containing all of the changes in the current checkout. You will be prompted to enter a check-in comment unless the comment has been specified on the command-line using "-m" or a file containing the comment using -M. The editor defined in the "editor" fossil option (see fossil help set) will be used, or from
the "VISUAL" or "EDITOR" environment variables (in that order) if no editor is set.

All files that have changed will be committed unless some subset of files is specified on the command line.

The --branch option followed by a branch name causes the new check-in to be placed in a newly-created branch with the name passed to the --branch option.

Use the --branchcolor option followed by a color name (ex: '#ffc0c0') to specify the background color of entries in the new branch when shown in the web timeline interface. The use of the --branchcolor option is not recommended. Instead, let Fossil choose the branch color automatically.

The --bgcolor option works like --branchcolor but only sets the background color for a single check-in. Subsequent check-ins revert to the default color.

A check-in is not permitted to fork unless the --allow-fork option appears. An empty check-in (i.e. with nothing changed) is not allowed unless the --allow-empty option appears. A check-in may not be older than its ancestor unless the --allow-older option appears. If any of files in the check-in appear to contain unresolved merge conflicts, the check-in will not be allowed unless the --allow-conflict option is present. In addition, the entire check-in process may be aborted if a file contains content that appears to be binary, Unicode text, or text with CR/LF line endings unless the interactive user chooses to proceed. If there is no interactive user or these warnings should be skipped for some other reason, the --no-warnings option may be used. A check-in is not allowed against a closed leaf.

If a commit message is blank, you will be prompted: ("continue (y/N)?") to confirm you really want to commit with a blank commit message. The default value is "N", do not commit.

The --private option creates a private check-in that is never synced. Children of private check-ins are automatically private.

The --tag option applies the symbolic tag name to the check-in.

The --hash option detects edited files by computing each file's artifact hash rather than just checking for changes to its size or mtime.

Options:

--allow-conflict
allow unresolved merge conflicts
--allow-empty
allow a commit with no changes
--allow-fork
allow the commit to fork
--allow-older
allow a commit older than its ancestor
--baseline
use a baseline manifest in the commit process
--bgcolor COLOR
apply COLOR to this one check-in only
--branch NEW-BRANCH-NAME
check in to this new branch
--branchcolor COLOR
apply given COLOR to the branch
--close
close the branch being committed
--date-override DATETIME
DATE to use instead of 'now'
--delta
use a delta manifest in the commit process
--hash
verify file status using hashing rather than relying on file mtimes
--integrate
close all merged-in branches
-m|--comment COMMENT-TEXT
use COMMENT-TEXT as commit comment
-M|--message-file FILE
read the commit comment from given file
--mimetype MIMETYPE
mimetype of check-in comment
-n|--dry-run
If given, display instead of run actions
--no-prompt
This option disables prompting the user for input and assumes an answer of 'No' for every question.
--no-warnings
omit all warnings about file contents
--no-verify
do not run before-commit hooks
--nosign
do not attempt to sign this commit with gpg
--override-lock
allow a check-in even though parent is locked
--private
do not sync changes and their descendants
--tag TAG-NAME
assign given tag TAG-NAME to the check-in
--trace
debug tracing.
--user-override USER
USER to use instead of the current default

DATETIME may be "now" or "YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SS.SSS". If in year-month-day form, it may be truncated, the "T" may be replaced by a space, and it may also name a timezone offset from UTC as "-HH:MM" (westward) or "+HH:MM" (eastward). Either no timezone suffix or "Z" means UTC.

See also: branch, changes, update, extras, sync

configuration (2nd tier command)
Usage: fossil configuration METHOD ... ?OPTIONS?

Where METHOD is one of: export import merge pull push reset. All methods accept the -R or --repository option to specify a repository.

fossil configuration export AREA FILENAME

Write to FILENAME exported configuration information for AREA. AREA can be one of:

all email project shun skin ticket user alias subscriber

fossil configuration import FILENAME

Read a configuration from FILENAME, overwriting the current configuration.

fossil configuration merge FILENAME

Read a configuration from FILENAME and merge its values into the current configuration. Existing values take priority over values read from FILENAME.

fossil configuration pull AREA ?URL?

Pull and install the configuration from a different server identified by URL. If no URL is specified, then the default server is used. Use the --overwrite flag to completely replace local settings with content received from URL.

fossil configuration push AREA ?URL?

Push the local configuration into the remote server identified by URL. Admin privilege is required on the remote server for this to work. When the same record exists both locally and on the remote end, the one that was most recently changed wins.

fossil configuration reset AREA

Restore the configuration to the default. AREA as above.

fossil configuration sync AREA ?URL?

Synchronize configuration changes in the local repository with the remote repository at URL.

Options:

-R|--repository FILE
Extract info from repository FILE

See also: settings, unset

crlf-glob (versionable block-text setting)
The value is a comma or newline-separated list of GLOB patterns for text files in which it is ok to have CR, CR+LF or mixed line endings. Set to "*" to disable CR+LF checking. The crnl-glob setting is a compatibility alias.
crnl-glob (versionable block-text setting)
This is an alias for the crlf-glob setting.
dbstat (1st tier command)
Usage: fossil dbstat OPTIONS

Shows statistics and global information about the repository and/or verify the integrity of a repository.

Options:

--brief|-b
Only show essential elements.
--db-check
Run "PRAGMA quick_check" on the repository database.
--db-verify
Run a full verification of the repository integrity. This involves decoding and reparsing all artifacts and can take significant time.
--omit-version-info
Omit the SQLite and Fossil version information.
deconstruct (2nd tier command)
Usage fossil deconstruct ?OPTIONS? DESTINATION

This command exports all artifacts of a given repository and writes all artifacts to the file system. The DESTINATION directory will be populated with subdirectories AA and files AA/BBBBBBBBB.., where AABBBBBBBBB.. is the 40+ character artifact ID, AA the first 2 characters. If -L|--prefixlength is given, the length (default 2) of the directory prefix can be set to 0,1,..,9 characters.

Options:

-R|--repository REPOSITORY
Deconstruct given REPOSITORY.
-K|--keep-rid1
Save the filename of the artifact with RID=1 to the file .rid1 in the DESTINATION directory.
-L|--prefixlength N
Set the length of the names of the DESTINATION subdirectories to N.
--private
Include private artifacts.
-P|--keep-private
Save the list of private artifacts to the file .private in the DESTINATION directory (implies the --private option).
default-csp (block-text setting)
The text of the Content Security Policy that is included in the Content-Security-Policy: header field of the HTTP reply and in the default HTML &head> section that is added when the skin header does not specify a &head> section. The text "$nonce" is replaced by the random nonce that is created for each web page.

If this setting is an empty string or is omitted, then the following default Content Security Policy is used:

default-src 'self' data:;
script-src 'self' 'nonce-$nonce';
style-src 'self' 'unsafe-inline';

The default CSP is recommended. The main reason to change this setting would be to add CDNs from which it is safe to load additional content.

default-perms (setting)
Permissions given automatically to new users. For more information on permissions see the Users page in Server Administration of the HTTP UI.
delete (1st tier command)
Usage: fossil rm|delete|forget FILE1 ?FILE2 ...?

Remove one or more files or directories from the repository.

The 'rm' and 'delete' commands do NOT normally remove the files from disk. They just mark the files as no longer being part of the project. In other words, future changes to the named files will not be versioned. However, the default behavior of this command may be overridden via the command line options listed below and/or the 'mv-rm-files' setting.

The 'forget' command never removes files from disk, even when the command line options and/or the 'mv-rm-files' setting would otherwise require it to do so.

WARNING: If the "--hard" option is specified -OR- the "mv-rm-files" setting is non-zero, files WILL BE removed from disk as well. This does NOT apply to the 'forget' command.

Options:

--soft
Skip removing files from the checkout. This supersedes the --hard option.
--hard
Remove files from the checkout. --case-sensitive &
BOOL> Override the case-sensitive setting.
-n|--dry-run
If given, display instead of run actions.
--reset
Reset the DELETED state of a checkout, such that all newly-rm'd (but not yet committed) files are no longer removed. No flags other than --verbose or --dry-run may be used with --reset.
--verbose|-v
Outputs information about each --reset file. Only usable with --reset.

See also: addremove, add

descendants (2nd tier command)
Usage: fossil descendants ?CHECKIN? ?OPTIONS?

Find all leaf descendants of the check-in specified or if the argument is omitted, of the check-in currently checked out.

Options:

-R|--repository FILE
Extract info from repository FILE -W|--width &
num> Width of lines (default is to auto-detect). Must be >20 or 0 (= no limit, resulting in a single line per entry).

See also: finfo, info, leaves

diff (1st tier command)
Usage: fossil diff|gdiff ?OPTIONS? ?FILE1? ?FILE2 ...?

Show the difference between the current version of each of the FILEs specified (as they exist on disk) and that same file as it was checked out. Or if the FILE arguments are omitted, show the unsaved changes currently in the working check-out.

If the "--from VERSION" or "-r VERSION" option is used it specifies the source check-in for the diff operation. If not specified, the source check-in is the base check-in for the current check-out.

If the "--to VERSION" option appears, it specifies the check-in from which the second version of the file or files is taken. If there is no "--to" option then the (possibly edited) files in the current check-out are used.

The "--checkin VERSION" option shows the changes made by check-in VERSION relative to its primary parent.

The "-i" command-line option forces the use of the internal diff logic rather than any external diff program that might be configured using the "setting" command. If no external diff program is configured, then the "-i" option is a no-op. The "-i" option converts "gdiff" into "diff".

The "-N" or "--new-file" option causes the complete text of added or deleted files to be displayed.

The "--diff-binary" option enables or disables the inclusion of binary files when using an external diff program.

The "--binary" option causes files matching the glob PATTERN to be treated as binary when considering if they should be used with external diff program. This option overrides the "binary-glob" setting.

Options:

--binary PATTERN
Treat files that match the glob PATTERN as binary
--branch BRANCH
Show diff of all changes on BRANCH
--brief
Show filenames only
--checkin VERSION
Show diff of all changes in VERSION
--command PROG
External diff program - overrides "diff-command"
--context|-c N
Use N lines of context
--diff-binary BOOL
Include binary files when using external commands
--exec-abs-paths
Force absolute path names with external commands.
--exec-rel-paths
Force relative path names with external commands.
--from|-r VERSION
Select VERSION as source for the diff
--internal|-i
Use internal diff logic
--new-file|-N
Show complete text of added and deleted files
--numstat
Show only the number of lines delete and added
--side-by-side|-y
Side-by-side diff
--strip-trailing-cr
Strip trailing CR
--tclsh PATH
Tcl/Tk used for --tk (default: "tclsh")
--tk
Launch a Tcl/Tk GUI for display
--to VERSION
Select VERSION as target for the diff
--undo
Diff against the "undo" buffer
--unified
Unified diff
-v|--verbose
Output complete text of added or deleted files
-w|--ignore-all-space
Ignore white space when comparing lines -W|--width &
num> Width of lines in side-by-side diff
-Z|--ignore-trailing-space Ignore changes to end-of-line whitespace
diff-binary (boolean setting)
If enabled, permit files that may be binary or that match the "binary-glob" setting to be used with external diff programs. If disabled, skip these files.
diff-command (setting)
The value is an external command to run when performing a diff. If undefined, the internal text diff will be used.
dont-push (boolean setting)
If enabled, prevent this repository from pushing from client to server. This can be used as an extra precaution to prevent accidental pushes to a public server from a private clone.
dotfiles (versionable boolean setting)
If enabled, include --dotfiles option for all compatible commands.
editor (setting)
The value is an external command that will launch the text editor command used for check-in comments.
email-admin (setting)
This is the email address for the human administrator for the system. Abuse and trouble reports and password reset requests are send here.
email-self (setting)
This is the email address for the repository. Outbound emails add this email address as the "From:" field.
email-send-command (setting)
This is a command to which outbound email content is piped when the email-send-method is set to "pipe". The command must extract recipient, sender, subject, and all other relevant information from the email header.
email-send-db (setting)
This is an SQLite database file into which outbound emails are written if the email-send-method is set to "db".
email-send-dir (setting)
This is a directory into which outbound emails are written as individual files if the email-send-method is set to "dir".
email-send-method (setting)
Determine the method used to send email. Allowed values are "off", "relay", "pipe", "dir", "db", and "stdout". The "off" value means no email is ever sent. The "relay" value means emails are sent to an Mail Sending Agent using SMTP located at email-send-relayhost. The "pipe" value means email messages are piped into a command determined by the email-send-command setting. The "dir" value means emails are written to individual files in a directory determined by the email-send-dir setting. The "db" value means that emails are added to an SQLite database named by the* email-send-db setting. The "stdout" value writes email text to standard output, for debugging.
email-send-relayhost (setting)
This is the hostname and TCP port to which output email messages are sent when email-send-method is "relay". There should be an SMTP server configured as a Mail Submission Agent listening on the designated host and port and all times.
email-subname (setting)
This is a short name used to identifies the repository in the Subject: line of email alerts. Traditionally this name is included in square brackets. Examples: "[fossil-src]", "[sqlite-src]".
email-url (setting)
This URL is used as the basename for hyperlinks included in email alert text. Omit the trailing "/".
empty-dirs (versionable block-text setting)
The value is a comma or newline-separated list of pathnames. On update and checkout commands, if no file or directory exists with that name, an empty directory will be created.
encoding-glob (versionable block-text setting)
The value is a comma or newline-separated list of GLOB patterns specifying files that the "commit" command will ignore when issuing warnings about text files that may use another encoding than ASCII or UTF-8. Set to "*" to disable encoding checking.
exec-rel-paths (boolean setting)
When executing certain external commands (e.g. diff and gdiff), use relative paths.
export (2nd tier command)
This command is deprecated. Use "fossil git export" instead.
extras (1st tier command)
Usage: fossil extras ?OPTIONS? ?PATH1 ...?

Print a list of all files in the source tree that are not part of the current checkout. See also the "clean" command. If paths are specified, only files in the given directories will be listed.

Files and subdirectories whose names begin with "." are normally ignored but can be included by adding the --dotfiles option.

Files whose names match any of the glob patterns in the "ignore-glob" setting are ignored. This setting can be overridden by the --ignore option, whose CSG argument is a comma-separated list of glob patterns.

Pathnames are displayed according to the "relative-paths" setting, unless overridden by the --abs-paths or --rel-paths options.

Options:

--abs-paths
Display absolute pathnames.
--case-sensitive BOOL
Override case-sensitive setting
--dotfiles
Include files beginning with a dot (".")
--header
Identify the repository if there are extras
--ignore CSG
Ignore files matching patterns from the argument
--rel-paths
Display pathnames relative to the current working directory.

See also: changes, clean, status

fileedit-glob (block-text setting)
A comma- or newline-separated list of globs of filenames which are allowed to be edited using the /fileedit page. An empty list prohibits editing via that page. Note that it cannot edit binary files, so the list should not contain any globs for, e.g., images or PDFs.
finfo (1st tier command)
Usage: fossil finfo ?OPTIONS? FILENAME

Print the complete change history for a single file going backwards in time. The default mode is -l.

For the -l|--log mode: If "-b|--brief" is specified one line per revision is printed, otherwise the full comment is printed. The "-n|--limit N" and "--offset P" options limits the output to the first N changes after skipping P changes. In the -s mode prints the status as &status> &

revision>. This is a quick status and does not check for up-to-date-ness of the file.

In the -p mode, there's an optional flag "-r|--revision REVISION". The specified version (or the latest checked out version) is printed to stdout. The -p mode is another form of the "cat" command.

Options:

-b|--brief
display a brief (one line / revision) summary
--case-sensitive B
Enable or disable case-sensitive filenames. B is a boolean: "yes", "no", "true", "false", etc.
-l|--log
select log mode (the default)
-n|--limit N
Display the first N changes (default unlimited). N&
=0 means no limit.
--offset P
skip P changes
-p|--print
select print mode
-r|--revision R
print the given revision (or ckout, if none is given) to stdout (only in print mode)
-s|--status
select status mode (print a status indicator for FILE) -W|--width &
num> Width of lines (default is to auto-detect). Must be >22 or 0 (= no limit, resulting in a single line per entry).

See also: artifact, cat, descendants, info, leaves

forbid-delta-manifests (boolean setting)
If enabled on a client, new delta manifests are prohibited on commits. If enabled on a server, whenever a client attempts to obtain a check-in lock during auto-sync, the server will send the "pragma avoid-delta-manifests" statement in its reply, which will cause the client to avoid generating a delta manifest.
forget (2nd tier command)
Usage: fossil rm|delete|forget FILE1 ?FILE2 ...?

Remove one or more files or directories from the repository.

The 'rm' and 'delete' commands do NOT normally remove the files from disk. They just mark the files as no longer being part of the project. In other words, future changes to the named files will not be versioned. However, the default behavior of this command may be overridden via the command line options listed below and/or the 'mv-rm-files' setting.

The 'forget' command never removes files from disk, even when the command line options and/or the 'mv-rm-files' setting would otherwise require it to do so.

WARNING: If the "--hard" option is specified -OR- the "mv-rm-files" setting is non-zero, files WILL BE removed from disk as well. This does NOT apply to the 'forget' command.

Options:

--soft
Skip removing files from the checkout. This supersedes the --hard option.
--hard
Remove files from the checkout. --case-sensitive &
BOOL> Override the case-sensitive setting.
-n|--dry-run
If given, display instead of run actions.
--reset
Reset the DELETED state of a checkout, such that all newly-rm'd (but not yet committed) files are no longer removed. No flags other than --verbose or --dry-run may be used with --reset.
--verbose|-v
Outputs information about each --reset file. Only usable with --reset.

See also: addremove, add

fts-config (2nd tier command)
Usage: fossil fts-config ?SUBCOMMAND? ?ARGUMENT?

The "fossil fts-config" command configures the full-text search capabilities of the repository. Subcommands:

reindex
Rebuild the search index. This is a no-op if index search is disabled

index (on|off)
Turn the search index on or off

enable cdtwe
Enable various kinds of search. c=Check-ins, d=Documents, t=Tickets, w=Wiki, e=Tech Notes.

disable cdtwe
Disable various kinds of search

stemmer (on|off)
Turn the Porter stemmer on or off for indexed search. (Unindexed search is never stemmed.)

The current search settings are displayed after any changes are applied. Run this command with no arguments to simply see the settings.

gdiff (1st tier command)
Usage: fossil diff|gdiff ?OPTIONS? ?FILE1? ?FILE2 ...?

Show the difference between the current version of each of the FILEs specified (as they exist on disk) and that same file as it was checked out. Or if the FILE arguments are omitted, show the unsaved changes currently in the working check-out.

If the "--from VERSION" or "-r VERSION" option is used it specifies the source check-in for the diff operation. If not specified, the source check-in is the base check-in for the current check-out.

If the "--to VERSION" option appears, it specifies the check-in from which the second version of the file or files is taken. If there is no "--to" option then the (possibly edited) files in the current check-out are used.

The "--checkin VERSION" option shows the changes made by check-in VERSION relative to its primary parent.

The "-i" command-line option forces the use of the internal diff logic rather than any external diff program that might be configured using the "setting" command. If no external diff program is configured, then the "-i" option is a no-op. The "-i" option converts "gdiff" into "diff".

The "-N" or "--new-file" option causes the complete text of added or deleted files to be displayed.

The "--diff-binary" option enables or disables the inclusion of binary files when using an external diff program.

The "--binary" option causes files matching the glob PATTERN to be treated as binary when considering if they should be used with external diff program. This option overrides the "binary-glob" setting.

Options:

--binary PATTERN
Treat files that match the glob PATTERN as binary
--branch BRANCH
Show diff of all changes on BRANCH
--brief
Show filenames only
--checkin VERSION
Show diff of all changes in VERSION
--command PROG
External diff program - overrides "diff-command"
--context|-c N
Use N lines of context
--diff-binary BOOL
Include binary files when using external commands
--exec-abs-paths
Force absolute path names with external commands.
--exec-rel-paths
Force relative path names with external commands.
--from|-r VERSION
Select VERSION as source for the diff
--internal|-i
Use internal diff logic
--new-file|-N
Show complete text of added and deleted files
--numstat
Show only the number of lines delete and added
--side-by-side|-y
Side-by-side diff
--strip-trailing-cr
Strip trailing CR
--tclsh PATH
Tcl/Tk used for --tk (default: "tclsh")
--tk
Launch a Tcl/Tk GUI for display
--to VERSION
Select VERSION as target for the diff
--undo
Diff against the "undo" buffer
--unified
Unified diff
-v|--verbose
Output complete text of added or deleted files
-w|--ignore-all-space
Ignore white space when comparing lines -W|--width &
num> Width of lines in side-by-side diff
-Z|--ignore-trailing-space Ignore changes to end-of-line whitespace
gdiff-command (setting)
The value is an external command to run when performing a graphical diff. If undefined, text diff will be used.
git (2nd tier command)
Usage: fossil git SUBCOMMAND

Do incremental import or export operations between Fossil and Git. Subcommands:

fossil git export [MIRROR] [OPTIONS]

Write content from the Fossil repository into the Git repository in directory MIRROR. The Git repository is created if it does not already exist. If the Git repository does already exist, then new content added to fossil since the previous export is appended.

Repeat this command whenever new checkins are added to the Fossil repository in order to reflect those changes into the mirror. If the MIRROR option is omitted, the repository from the previous invocation is used.

The MIRROR directory will contain a subdirectory named ".mirror_state" that contains information that Fossil needs to do incremental exports. Do not attempt to manage or edit the files in that directory since doing so can disrupt future incremental exports.

Options:

--autopush URL
Automatically do a 'git push' to URL. The URL is remembered and used on subsequent exports to the same repository. Or if URL is "off" the auto-push mechanism is disabled
--debug FILE
Write fast-export text to FILE rather than piping it into "git fast-import".
--force|-f
Do the export even if nothing has changed
--limit N
Add no more than N new check-ins to MIRROR. Useful for debugging
--quiet|-q
Reduce output. Repeat for even less output.
--verbose|-v
More output.

fossil git import MIRROR

TBD...

fossil git status

Show the status of the current Git mirror, if there is one.

gmerge-command (setting)
The value is a graphical merge conflict resolver command operating on four files. Examples:
kdiff3 "%baseline" "%original" "%merge" -o "%output"
xxdiff "%original" "%baseline" "%merge" -M "%output"
meld "%baseline" "%original" "%merge" "%output"
grep (1st tier command)
Usage: fossil grep [OPTIONS] PATTERN FILENAME ...

Attempt to match the given POSIX extended regular expression PATTERN historic versions of FILENAME. The search begins with the most recent version of the file and moves backwards in time. Multiple FILENAMEs can be specified, in which case all named files are searched in reverse chronological order.

For details of the supported regular expression dialect, see https://fossil-scm.org/fossil/doc/trunk/www/grep.md

Options:

-c|--count
Suppress normal output; instead print a count of the number of matching files
-i|--ignore-case
Ignore case
-l|--files-with-matches
List only hash for each match
--once
Stop searching after the first match
-s|--no-messages
Suppress error messages about nonexistant or unreadable files
-v|--invert-match
Invert the sense of matching. Show only files that have no matches. Implies -l
--verbose
Show each file as it is analyzed
hash-digits (setting)
The number of hexadecimal digits of the SHA3 hash to display.
hash-policy (2nd tier command)
Usage: fossil hash-policy ?NEW-POLICY?

Query or set the hash policy for the current repository. Available hash policies are as follows:

sha1
New artifact names are created using SHA1

auto
New artifact names are created using SHA1, but automatically change the policy to "sha3" when any SHA3 artifact enters the repository.

sha3
New artifact names are created using SHA3, but older artifacts with SHA1 names may be reused.

sha3-only
Use only SHA3 artifact names. Do not reuse legacy SHA1 names.

shun-sha1
Shun any SHA1 artifacts received by sync operations other than clones. Older legacy SHA1 artifacts are allowed during a clone.

The default hash policy for existing repositories is "auto", which will immediately promote to "sha3" if the repository contains one or more artifacts with SHA3 names. The default hash policy for new repositories is "shun-sha1".

help (1st tier command)
Usage: fossil help [OPTIONS] [TOPIC]

Display information on how to use TOPIC, which may be a command, webpage, or setting. Webpage names begin with "/". If TOPIC is omitted, a list of topics is returned.

The following options can be used when TOPIC is omitted:

-a|--all
List both common and auxiliary commands
-o|--options
List command-line options common to all commands
-s|--setting
List setting names
-t|--test
List unsupported "test" commands
-x|--aux
List only auxiliary commands
-w|--www
List all web pages

These options can be used when TOPIC is present:

-h|--html
Format output as HTML rather than plain text
hook (2nd tier command)
Usage: fossil hook COMMAND ...

Commands include:

fossil hook add --command COMMAND --type TYPE --sequence NUMBER

Create a new hook. The --command and --type arguments are required. --sequence is optional.

fossil hook delete ID ...

Delete one or more hooks by their IDs. ID can be "all" to delete all hooks. Caution: There is no "undo" for this operation. Deleted hooks are permanently lost.

fossil hook edit --command COMMAND --type TYPE --sequence NUMBER ID ...

Make changes to one or more existing hooks. The ID argument is either a hook-id, or a list of hook-ids, or the keyword "all". For example, to disable hook number 2, use:

fossil hook edit --type disabled 2

fossil hook list

Show all current hooks

fossil hook status

Print the values of CONFIG table entries that are relevant to hook processing. Used for debugging.

fossil hook test [OPTIONS] ID

Run the hook script given by ID for testing purposes. Options:

--dry-run
Print the script on stdout rather than run it
--base-rcvid
N Pretend that the hook-last-rcvid value is N
--new-rcvid M
Pretend that the last rcvid valud is M
--aux-file NAME
NAME is substituted for %A in the script

The --base-rcvid and --new-rcvid options are silently ignored if the hook type is not "after-receive". The default values for --base-rcvid and --new-rcvid cause the last recieve to be processed.

http (2nd tier command)
Usage: fossil http ?REPOSITORY? ?OPTIONS?

Handle a single HTTP request appearing on stdin. The resulting webpage is delivered on stdout. This method is used to launch an HTTP request handler from inetd, for example. The argument is the name of the repository.

If REPOSITORY is a directory that contains one or more repositories, either directly in REPOSITORY itself or in subdirectories, and with names of the form "*.fossil" then a prefix of the URL pathname selects from among the various repositories. If the pathname does not select a valid repository and the --notfound option is available, then the server redirects (HTTP code 302) to the URL of --notfound. When REPOSITORY is a directory, the pathname must contain only alphanumerics, "_", "/", "-" and "." and no "-" may occur after a "/" and every "." must be surrounded on both sides by alphanumerics or else a 404 error is returned. Static content files in the directory are returned if they match comma-separate GLOB pattern specified by --files and do not match "*.fossil*" and have a well-known suffix.

The --host option can be used to specify the hostname for the server. The --https option indicates that the request came from HTTPS rather than HTTP. If --nossl is given, then SSL connections will not be available, thus also no redirecting from http: to https: will take place.

If the --localauth option is given, then automatic login is performed for requests coming from localhost, if the "localauth" setting is not enabled.

Options:

--baseurl URL
base URL (useful with reverse proxies)
--extroot DIR
document root for the /ext extension mechanism
--files GLOB
comma-separate glob patterns for static file to serve
--host NAME
specify hostname of the server
--https
signal a request coming in via https
--in FILE
Take input from FILE instead of standard input
--ipaddr ADDR
Assume the request comes from the given IP address
--jsmode MODE
Determine how JavaScript is delivered with pages. Mode can be one of:
inline
All JavaScript is inserted inline at one or more points in the HTML file.
separate
Separate HTTP requests are made for each JavaScript file.
bundled
Groups JavaScript files into one or more bundled requests which concatenate scripts together.
Depending on the needs of any given page, inline and bundled modes might result in a single amalgamated script or several, but both approaches result in fewer HTTP requests than the separate mode.
--localauth
enable automatic login for local connections
--nocompress
do not compress HTTP replies
--nodelay
omit backoffice processing if it would delay process exit
--nojail
drop root privilege but do not enter the chroot jail
--nossl
signal that no SSL connections are available
--notfound URL
use URL as "HTTP 404, object not found" page.
--out FILE
write results to FILE instead of to standard output
--repolist
If REPOSITORY is directory, URL "/" lists all repos
--scgi
Interpret input as SCGI rather than HTTP
--skin LABEL
Use override skin LABEL
--th-trace
trace TH1 execution (for debugging purposes)
--usepidkey
Use saved encryption key from parent process. This is only necessary when using SEE on Windows.

See also: cgi, server, winsrv

http-port (setting)
The default TCP/IP port number to use by the "server" and "ui" commands.
https-login (boolean setting)
If true, then the Fossil web server will redirect unencrypted login screen requests to HTTPS.
ignore-glob (versionable block-text setting)
The value is a comma or newline-separated list of GLOB patterns specifying files that the "add", "addremove", "clean", and "extras" commands will ignore.

Example: *.log customCode.c notes.txt

import (2nd tier command)
Usage: fossil import ?--git? ?OPTIONS? NEW-REPOSITORY ?INPUT-FILE?
or: fossil import --svn ?OPTIONS? NEW-REPOSITORY ?INPUT-FILE?

Read interchange format generated by another VCS and use it to construct a new Fossil repository named by the NEW-REPOSITORY argument. If no input file is supplied the interchange format data is read from standard input.

The following formats are currently understood by this command

--git
Import from the git-fast-export file format (default) Options:
--import-marks
FILE Restore marks table from FILE
--export-marks
FILE Save marks table to FILE
--rename-master NAME Renames the master branch to NAME
--use-author
Uses author as the committer

--svn
Import from the svnadmin-dump file format. The default behaviour (unless overridden by --flat) is to treat 3 folders in the SVN root as special, following the common layout of SVN repositories. These are (by default) trunk/, branches/ and tags/. The SVN --deltas format is supported but not required. Options:
--trunk FOLDER
Name of trunk folder
--branches FOLDER
Name of branches folder
--tags FOLDER
Name of tags folder
--base PATH
Path to project root in repository
--flat
The whole dump is a single branch
--rev-tags
Tag each revision, implied by -i
--no-rev-tags
Disables tagging effect of -i
--rename-rev PAT
Rev tag names, default "svn-rev-%"
--ignore-tree DIR
Ignores subtree rooted at DIR

Common Options:

-i|--incremental
allow importing into an existing repository
-f|--force
overwrite repository if already exists
-q|--quiet
omit progress output
--no-rebuild
skip the "rebuilding metadata" step
--no-vacuum
skip the final VACUUM of the database file
--rename-trunk NAME
use NAME as name of imported trunk branch
--rename-branch PAT
rename all branch names using PAT pattern
--rename-tag PAT
rename all tag names using PAT pattern
--admin-user|-A NAME use NAME for the admin user

The --incremental option allows an existing repository to be extended with new content. The --rename-* options may be useful to avoid name conflicts when using the --incremental option. The --admin-user option is ignored if --incremental is specified.

The argument to --rename-* contains one "%" character to be replaced with the original name. For example, "--rename-tag svn-%-tag" renames the tag called "release" to "svn-release-tag".

--ignore-tree is useful for importing Subversion repositories which move branches to subdirectories of "branches/deleted" instead of deleting them. It can be supplied multiple times if necessary.

See also: export

info (1st tier command)
Usage: fossil info ?VERSION | REPOSITORY_FILENAME? ?OPTIONS?

With no arguments, provide information about the current tree. If an argument is specified, provide information about the object in the repository of the current tree that the argument refers to. Or if the argument is the name of a repository, show information about that repository.

If the argument is a repository name, then the --verbose option shows all known check-out locations for that repository and all URLs used to access the repository. The --verbose is (currently) a no-op if the argument is the name of a object within the repository.

Use the "finfo" command to get information about a specific file in a checkout.

Options:

-R|--repository FILE
Extract info from repository FILE
-v|--verbose
Show extra information about repositories

See also: annotate, artifact, finfo, timeline

init (1st tier command)
Usage: fossil new ?OPTIONS? FILENAME
or: fossil init ?OPTIONS? FILENAME

Create a repository for a new project in the file named FILENAME. This command is distinct from "clone". The "clone" command makes a copy of an existing project. This command starts a new project.

By default, your current login name is used to create the default admin user. This can be overridden using the -A|--admin-user parameter.

By default, all settings will be initialized to their default values. This can be overridden using the --template parameter to specify a repository file from which to copy the initial settings. When a template repository is used, almost all of the settings accessible from the setup page, either directly or indirectly, will be copied. Normal users and their associated permissions will not be copied; however, the system default users "anonymous", "nobody", "reader", "developer", and their associated permissions will be copied.

Options:

--template
FILE Copy settings from repository file
--admin-user|-A USERNAME
Select given USERNAME as admin user
--date-override DATETIME
Use DATETIME as time of the initial check-in
--sha1
Use an initial hash policy of "sha1"

DATETIME may be "now" or "YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SS.SSS". If in year-month-day form, it may be truncated, the "T" may be replaced by a space, and it may also name a timezone offset from UTC as "-HH:MM" (westward) or "+HH:MM" (eastward). Either no timezone suffix or "Z" means UTC.

See also: clone

json (1st tier command)
Usage: fossil json SUBCOMMAND ?OPTIONS?

In CLI mode, the -R REPO common option is supported. Due to limitations in the argument dispatching code, any -FLAGS must come after the final sub- (or subsub-) command.

The -json-input FILE option can be used to read JSON data and process it like the HTTP interface would. For example:

fossil json -json-input my.json

The commands include:

anonymousPassword
artifact
branch
cap
config
diff
dir
g
login
logout
query
rebuild
report
resultCodes
stat
tag
timeline
user
version (alias: HAI)
whoami
wiki

Run '

fossil json' without any subcommand to see the full list (but be
aware that some listed might not yet be fully implemented).

keep-glob (versionable block-text setting)
The value is a comma or newline-separated list of GLOB patterns specifying files that the "clean" command will keep.
leaves (2nd tier command)
Usage: fossil leaves ?OPTIONS?

Find leaves of all branches. By default show only open leaves. The -a|--all flag causes all leaves (closed and open) to be shown. The -c|--closed flag shows only closed leaves.

The --recompute flag causes the content of the "leaf" table in the repository database to be recomputed.

Options:

-a|--all
show ALL leaves
--bybranch
order output by branch name
-c|--closed
show only closed leaves
-m|--multiple
show only cases with multiple leaves on a single branch
--recompute
recompute the "leaf" table in the repository DB -W|--width &
num> Width of lines (default is to auto-detect). Must be >39 or 0 (= no limit, resulting in a single line per entry).

See also: descendants, finfo, info, branch

localauth (boolean setting)
If enabled, require that HTTP connections from the loopback address (127.0.0.1) be authenticated by password. If false, some HTTP requests might be granted full "Setup" user privileges without having to present login credentials. This mechanism allows the "fossil ui" command to provide full access to the repository without requiring the user to log in first.

In order for full "Setup" privilege to be granted without a login, the following conditions must be met:

(1)
This setting ("localauth") must be off
(2)
The HTTP request arrive over the loopback TCP/IP address (127.0.01) or else via SSH.
(3)
The request must be HTTP, not HTTPS. (This restriction is designed to help prevent accidentally providing "Setup" privileges to requests arriving over a reverse proxy.)
(4)
The command that launched the fossil server must be one of the following: (a) "fossil ui" (b) "fossil server" with the --localauth option (c) "fossil http" with the --localauth option (d) CGI with the "localauth" setting in the cgi script.

For maximum security, set "localauth" to 1. However, because of the other restrictions (2) through (4), it should be safe to leave "localauth" set to 0 in most installations, and especially on cloned repositories on workstations. Leaving "localauth" at 0 makes the "fossil ui" command more convenient to use.

lock-timeout (setting)
This is the number of seconds that a check-in lock will be held on the server before the lock expires. The default is a 60-second delay. Set this value to zero to disable the check-in lock mechanism.

This value should be set on the server to which users auto-sync their work. This setting has no affect on client repositories. The check-in lock mechanism is only effective if all users are auto-syncing to the same server.

Check-in locks are an advisory mechanism designed to help prevent accidental forks due to a check-in race in installations where many user are committing to the same branch and auto-sync is enabled. As forks are harmless, there is no danger in disabling this mechanism. However, keeping check-in locks turned on can help prevent unnecessary confusion.

login-group (2nd tier command)
Usage: fossil login-group
or: fossil login-group join REPO [-name NAME]
or: fossil login-group leave

With no arguments, this command shows the login-group to which the repository belongs.

The "join" command adds this repository to login group to which REPO belongs, or creates a new login group between itself and REPO if REPO does not already belong to a login-group. When creating a new login- group, the name of the new group is determined by the "--name" option.

The "leave" command takes the repository out of whatever login group it is currently a part of.

About Login Groups:

A login-group is a set of repositories that share user credentials. If a user is logged into one member of the group, then that user can access any other group member as long as they have an entry in the USER table of that member. If a user changes their password using web interface, their password is also automatically changed in every other member of the login group.

ls (1st tier command)
Usage: fossil ls ?OPTIONS? ?PATHS ...?

List all files in the current checkout. If PATHS is included, only the named files (or their children if directories) are shown.

The ls command is essentially two related commands in one, depending on whether or not the -r option is given. -r selects a specific check-in version to list, in which case -R can be used to select the repository. The fine behavior of the --age, -v, and -t options is altered by the -r option as well, as explained below.

The --age option displays file commit times. Like -r, --age has the side effect of making -t sort by commit time, not modification time.

The -v option provides extra information about each file. Without -r, -v displays the change status, in the manner of the changes command. With -r, -v shows the commit time and size of the checked-in files.

The -t option changes the sort order. Without -t, files are sorted by path and name (case insensitive sort if -r). If neither --age nor -r are used, -t sorts by modification time, otherwise by commit time.

Options:

--age
Show when each file was committed.
-v|--verbose
Provide extra information about each file.
-t
Sort output in time order.
-r VERSION
The specific check-in to list.
-R|--repository FILE
Extract info from repository FILE.

See also: changes, extras, status

main-branch (setting)
The value is the primary branch for the project.
manifest (versionable setting)
If enabled, automatically create files "manifest" and "manifest.uuid" in every checkout.

Optionally use combinations of characters 'r' for "manifest", 'u' for "manifest.uuid" and 't' for "manifest.tags". The SQLite and Fossil repositories both require manifests.

max-loadavg (setting)
Some CPU-intensive web pages (ex: /zip, /tarball, /blame) are disallowed if the system load average goes above this value. "0.0" means no limit. This only works on unix. Only local settings of this value make a difference since when running as a web-server, Fossil does not open the global configuration database.
max-upload (setting)
A limit on the size of uplink HTTP requests.
md5sum (2nd tier command)
Usage: fossil md5sum FILES....

Compute an MD5 checksum of all files named on the command-line. If a file is named "-" then content is read from standard input.

merge (1st tier command)
Usage: fossil merge ?OPTIONS? ?VERSION?

The argument VERSION is a version that should be merged into the current checkout. All changes from VERSION back to the nearest common ancestor are merged. Except, if either of the --cherrypick or --backout options are used only the changes associated with the single check-in VERSION are merged. The --backout option causes the changes associated with VERSION to be removed from the current checkout rather than added.

If the VERSION argument is omitted, then Fossil attempts to find a recent fork on the current branch to merge.

Only file content is merged. The result continues to use the file and directory names from the current checkout even if those names might have been changed in the branch being merged in.

Options:

--backout
Do a reverse cherrypick merge against VERSION. In other words, back out the changes that were added by VERSION.

--baseline BASELINE
Use BASELINE as the "pivot" of the merge instead of the nearest common ancestor. This allows a sequence of changes in a branch to be merged without having to merge the entire branch.

--binary GLOBPATTERN
Treat files that match GLOBPATTERN as binary and do not try to merge parallel changes. This option overrides the "binary-glob" setting.

--case-sensitive BOOL
Override the case-sensitive setting. If false, files whose names differ only in case are taken to be the same file.

--cherrypick
Do a cherrypick merge VERSION into the current checkout. A cherrypick merge pulls in the changes of the single check-in VERSION, rather than all changes back to the nearest common ancestor.

-f|--force
Force the merge even if it would be a no-op.

--force-missing
Force the merge even if there is missing content.

--integrate
Merged branch will be closed when committing.

-K|--keep-merge-files
On merge conflict, retain the temporary files used for merging, named *-baseline, *-original, and *-merge.

-n|--dry-run
If given, display instead of run actions

-v|--verbose
Show additional details of the merge
mimetypes (versionable block-text setting)
A list of file extension-to-mimetype mappings, one per line. e.g. "foo application/x-foo". File extensions are compared case-insensitively in the order listed in this setting. A leading '.' on file extensions is permitted but not required.
mtime-changes (boolean setting)
Use file modification times (mtimes) to detect when files have been modified. If disabled, all managed files are hashed to detect changes, which can be slow for large projects.
mv (1st tier command)
Usage: fossil mv|rename OLDNAME NEWNAME
or: fossil mv|rename OLDNAME... DIR

Move or rename one or more files or directories within the repository tree. You can either rename a file or directory or move it to another subdirectory.

The 'mv' command does NOT normally rename or move the files on disk. This command merely records the fact that file names have changed so that appropriate notations can be made at the next commit. However, the default behavior of this command may be overridden via command line options listed below and/or the 'mv-rm-files' setting.

The 'rename' command never renames or moves files on disk, even when the command line options and/or the 'mv-rm-files' setting would otherwise require it to do so.

WARNING: If the "--hard" option is specified -OR- the "mv-rm-files" setting is non-zero, files WILL BE renamed or moved on disk as well. This does NOT apply to the 'rename' command.

Options:

--soft
Skip moving files within the checkout. This supersedes the --hard option.
--hard
Move files within the checkout. --case-sensitive &
BOOL> Override the case-sensitive setting.
-n|--dry-run
If given, display instead of run actions.

See also: changes, status

mv-rm-files (boolean setting)
If enabled, the "mv" and "rename" commands will also move the associated files within the checkout -AND- the "rm" and "delete" commands will also remove the associated files from within the checkout.
new (2nd tier command)
Usage: fossil new ?OPTIONS? FILENAME
or: fossil init ?OPTIONS? FILENAME

Create a repository for a new project in the file named FILENAME. This command is distinct from "clone". The "clone" command makes a copy of an existing project. This command starts a new project.

By default, your current login name is used to create the default admin user. This can be overridden using the -A|--admin-user parameter.

By default, all settings will be initialized to their default values. This can be overridden using the --template parameter to specify a repository file from which to copy the initial settings. When a template repository is used, almost all of the settings accessible from the setup page, either directly or indirectly, will be copied. Normal users and their associated permissions will not be copied; however, the system default users "anonymous", "nobody", "reader", "developer", and their associated permissions will be copied.

Options:

--template
FILE Copy settings from repository file
--admin-user|-A USERNAME
Select given USERNAME as admin user
--date-override DATETIME
Use DATETIME as time of the initial check-in
--sha1
Use an initial hash policy of "sha1"

DATETIME may be "now" or "YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SS.SSS". If in year-month-day form, it may be truncated, the "T" may be replaced by a space, and it may also name a timezone offset from UTC as "-HH:MM" (westward) or "+HH:MM" (eastward). Either no timezone suffix or "Z" means UTC.

See also: clone

open (1st tier command)
Usage: fossil open REPOSITORY ?VERSION? ?OPTIONS?

Open a new connection to the repository name REPOSITORY. A checkout for the repository is created with its root at the current working directory, or in DIR if the "--workdir DIR" is used. If VERSION is specified then that version is checked out. Otherwise the most recent check-in on the main branch (usually "trunk") is used.

REPOSITORY can be the filename for a repository that already exists on the local machine or it can be a URI for a remote repository. If REPOSITORY is a URI in one of the formats recognized by the clone command, then remote repo is first cloned, then the clone is opened. The clone will be stored in the current directory, or in DIR if the "--repodir DIR" option is used. The name of the clone will be taken from the last term of the URI. For "http:" and "https:" URIs, you can append an extra term to the end of the URI to get any repository name you like. For example:

fossil open https://fossil-scm.org/home/new-name

The base URI for cloning is "https://fossil-scm.org/home". The extra "new-name" term means that the cloned repository will be called "new-name.fossil".

Options:

--empty
Initialize checkout as being empty, but still connected with the local repository. If you commit this checkout, it will become a new "initial" commit in the repository.
--force
Continue with the open even if the working directory is not empty.
--force-missing
Force opening a repository with missing content
--keep
Only modify the manifest and manifest.uuid files
--nested
Allow opening a repository inside an opened checkout
--repodir DIR
If REPOSITORY is a URI that will be cloned, store the clone in DIR rather than in "."
--setmtime
Set timestamps of all files to match their SCM-side times (the timestamp of the last checkin which modified them).
--workdir DIR
Use DIR as the working directory instead of ".". The DIR directory is created if it does not exist.

See also: close, clone

pgp-command (setting)
Command used to clear-sign manifests at check-in. Default value is "gpg --clearsign -o"
pop3d (2nd tier command)
Usage: fossil pop3d [OPTIONS] REPOSITORY

Begin a POP3 conversation with a client using stdin/stdout using the mailboxes stored in REPOSITORY.

If launched as root, the process first enters a chroot jail using the directory of REPOSITORY as root, then drops all privileges and assumes the user and group of REPOSITORY before reading any content off of the wire.

--logdir
DIR Each pop3d session creates a new logfile in the directory DIR and records a transcript of the session there. The logfile is opened before entering the chroot jail.
praise (2nd tier command)
Usage: fossil annotate|blame|praise ?OPTIONS? FILENAME

Output the text of a file with markings to show when each line of the file was last modified. The version currently checked out is shown by default. Other versions may be specified using the -r option. The "annotate" command shows line numbers and omits the username. The "blame" and "praise" commands show the user who made each check-in.

Reverse Annotations: Normally, these commands look at versions of FILENAME moving backwards in time back toward the root check-in, and thus the output shows the most recent change to each line. However, if the -o|--origin option is used to specify some future check-in (example: "-o trunk") then these commands show changes moving towards that alternative origin. Thus using "-o trunk" on an historical version of the file shows the first time each line in the file was changed or removed by any subsequent check-in.

Options:

--filevers
Show file version numbers rather than check-in versions
-r|--revision VERSION
The specific check-in containing the file
-l|--log
List all versions analyzed
-n|--limit LIMIT
LIMIT can be one of:
N
Up to N versions
Xs
As much as possible in X seconds
none
No limit
-o|--origin VERSION
The origin check-in. By default this is the root of the repository. Set to "trunk" or similar for a reverse annotation.
-w|--ignore-all-space
Ignore white space when comparing lines
-Z|--ignore-trailing-space
Ignore whitespace at line end

See also: info, finfo, timeline

proxy (setting)
URL of the HTTP proxy. If undefined or "off" then the "http_proxy" environment variable is consulted. If the http_proxy environment variable is undefined then a direct HTTP connection is used.
publish (2nd tier command)
Usage: fossil publish ?--only? TAGS...

Cause artifacts identified by TAGS... to be published (made non-private). This can be used (for example) to convert a private branch into a public branch, or to publish a bundle that was imported privately.

If any of TAGS names a branch, then all check-ins on the most recent instance of that branch are included, not just the most recent check-in.

If any of TAGS name check-ins then all files and tags associated with those check-ins are also published automatically. Except if the --only option is used, then only the specific artifacts identified by TAGS are published.

If a TAG is already public, this command is a harmless no-op.

pull (1st tier command)
Usage: fossil pull ?URL? ?options?

Pull all sharable changes from a remote repository into the local repository. Sharable changes include public check-ins, edits to wiki pages, tickets, and tech-notes, as well as forum content. Add the --private option to pull private branches. Use the "configuration pull" command to pull website configuration details.

If URL is not specified, then the URL from the most recent clone, push, pull, remote, or sync command is used. See "fossil help clone" for details on the URL formats.

Options:

-B|--httpauth USER:PASS
Credentials for the simple HTTP auth protocol, if required by the remote website
--from-parent-project
Pull content from the parent project
--ipv4
Use only IPv4, not IPv6
--once
Do not remember URL for subsequent syncs
--private
Pull private branches too
--project-code CODE
Use CODE as the project code
--proxy PROXY
Use the specified HTTP proxy
-R|--repository REPO
Local repository to pull into
--ssl-identity FILE
Local SSL credentials, if requested by remote
--ssh-command SSH
Use SSH as the "ssh" command
-v|--verbose
Additional (debugging) output
--verily
Exchange extra information with the remote to ensure no content is overlooked

See also: clone, config, push, remote, sync

purge (2nd tier command)
The purge command removes content from a repository and stores that content in a "graveyard". The graveyard exists so that content can be recovered using the "fossil purge undo" command. The "fossil purge obliterate" command empties the graveyard, making the content unrecoverable.

WARNING: This command can potentially destroy historical data and leave your repository in a goofy state. Know what you are doing! Make a backup of your repository before using this command!

FURTHER WARNING: This command is a work-in-progress and may yet contain bugs.

fossil purge artifacts HASH... ?OPTIONS?

Move arbitrary artifacts identified by the HASH list into the graveyard.

fossil purge cat HASH...

Write the content of one or more artifacts in the graveyard onto standard output.

fossil purge checkins TAGS... ?OPTIONS?

Move the check-ins or branches identified by TAGS and all of their descendants out of the repository and into the graveyard. If TAGS includes a branch name then it means all the check-ins on the most recent occurrence of that branch.

fossil purge files NAME ... ?OPTIONS?

Move all instances of files called NAME into the graveyard. NAME should be the name of the file relative to the root of the repository. If NAME is a directory, then all files within that directory are moved.

fossil purge list|ls ?-l?

Show the graveyard of prior purges. The -l option gives more detail in the output.

fossil purge obliterate ID... ?--force?

Remove one or more purge events from the graveyard. Once a purge event is obliterated, it can no longer be undone. The --force option suppresses the confirmation prompt.

fossil purge tickets NAME ... ?OPTIONS?

TBD...

fossil purge undo ID

Restore the content previously removed by purge ID.

fossil purge wiki NAME ... ?OPTIONS?

TBD...

COMMON OPTIONS:

--explain
Make no changes, but show what would happen.
--dry-run
An alias for --explain
push (1st tier command)
Usage: fossil push ?URL? ?options?

Push all sharable changes from the local repository to a remote repository. Sharable changes include public check-ins, edits to wiki pages, tickets, and tech-notes, as well as forum content. Use --private to also push private branches. Use the "configuration push" command to push website configuration details.

If URL is not specified, then the URL from the most recent clone, push, pull, remote, or sync command is used. See "fossil help clone" for details on the URL formats.

Options:

-B|--httpauth USER:PASS
Credentials for the simple HTTP auth protocol, if required by the remote website
--ipv4
Use only IPv4, not IPv6
--once
Do not remember URL for subsequent syncs
--proxy PROXY
Use the specified HTTP proxy
--private
Push private branches too
-R|--repository REPO
Local repository to push from
--ssl-identity FILE
Local SSL credentials, if requested by remote
--ssh-command SSH
Use SSH as the "ssh" command
-v|--verbose
Additional (debugging) output
--verily
Exchange extra information with the remote to ensure no content is overlooked

See also: clone, config, pull, remote, sync

rebuild (1st tier command)
Usage: fossil rebuild ?REPOSITORY? ?OPTIONS?

Reconstruct the named repository database from the core records. Run this command after updating the fossil executable in a way that changes the database schema.

Options:

--analyze
Run ANALYZE on the database after rebuilding
--cluster
Compute clusters for unclustered artifacts
--compress
Strive to make the database as small as possible
--compress-only
Skip the rebuilding step. Do --compress only
--deanalyze
Remove ANALYZE tables from the database
--force
Force the rebuild to complete even if errors are seen
--ifneeded
Only do the rebuild if it would change the schema version
--index
Always add in the full-text search index
--noverify
Skip the verification of changes to the BLOB table
--noindex
Always omit the full-text search index
--pagesize N
Set the database pagesize to N. (512..65536 and power of 2)
--quiet
Only show output if there are errors
--randomize
Scan artifacts in a random order
--stats
Show artifact statistics after rebuilding
--vacuum
Run VACUUM on the database after rebuilding
--wal
Set Write-Ahead-Log journalling mode on the database
reconstruct (2nd tier command)
Usage: fossil reconstruct ?OPTIONS? FILENAME DIRECTORY

This command studies the artifacts (files) in DIRECTORY and reconstructs the Fossil record from them. It places the new Fossil repository in FILENAME. Subdirectories are read, files with leading '.' in the filename are ignored.

Options:

-K|--keep-rid1
Read the filename of the artifact with RID=1 from the file .rid in DIRECTORY.
-P|--keep-private
Mark the artifacts listed in the file .private in DIRECTORY as private in the new Fossil repository.
redirect-to-https (setting)
Specifies whether or not to redirect http:// requests to https:// URIs. A value of 0 (the default) means not to redirect, 1 means to redirect only the /login page, and 2 means to always redirect.
redo (2nd tier command)
Usage: fossil undo ?OPTIONS? ?FILENAME...?
or: fossil redo ?OPTIONS? ?FILENAME...?

The undo command reverts the changes caused by the previous command if the previous command is one of the following:

  • fossil update
  • fossil merge
  • fossil revert
  • fossil stash pop
  • fossil stash apply
  • fossil stash drop
  • fossil stash goto
  • fossil clean (*see note below*)

Note: The "fossil clean" command only saves state for files less than 10MiB in size and so if fossil clean deleted files larger than that, then "fossil undo" will not recover the larger files.

If FILENAME is specified then restore the content of the named file(s) but otherwise leave the update or merge or revert in effect. The redo command undoes the effect of the most recent undo.

If the -n|--dry-run option is present, no changes are made and instead the undo or redo command explains what actions the undo or redo would have done had the -n|--dry-run been omitted.

If the most recent command is not one of those listed as undoable, then the undo command might try to restore the state to be what it was prior to the last undoable command, or it might be a no-op. If in doubt about what the undo command will do, first run it with the -n option.

A single level of undo/redo is supported. The undo/redo stack is cleared by the commit and checkout commands. Other commands may or may not clear the undo stack.

Future versions of Fossil might add new commands to the set of commands that are undoable.

Options:

-n|--dry-run
do not make changes but show what would be done

See also: commit, status

relative-paths (boolean setting)
When showing changes and extras, report paths relative to the current working directory.
remote (1st tier command)
Usage: fossil remote ?SUBCOMMAND ...?

Use this command to view or modify the set of remote repositories used as the default target for sync, push, and pull and for autosync.

The default remote is set automatically by a "clone" command or by any "sync", "push", or "pull" command that specifies an explicit URL and omits the --once flag. The default remote is used by auto-syncing and by "sync", "push", and "pull" that omit the server URL. Additional remotes can be added using the "add" command or deleted using the "delete" command. The name of any additional remote can be used as an argument to the "sync", "push", and "pull" commands where one would normally put a URL argument.

See "fossil help clone" for further information about URL formats.

The official name of this command is "remote-url" but most people use the shortened name "remote".

fossil remote

With no arguments, this command shows the current default remote. Or if there is no default, it shows "off". The default remote is used by autosync. The default remote is whatever URL was specified for the most recent "sync", "push", or "pull" command that omitted the --once option.

fossil remote add NAME URL

Add a new URL to the set of remotes. The new URL is assigned the symbolic identifier "NAME". Subsequently, NAME can be used in place of the full URL on commands like "push" and "pull".

fossil remote delete NAME

Delete a URL previously added by the "add" subcommand.

fossil remote list

Show all remote URLs

fossil remote off

Disable the default URL. Use this as a shorthand to prevent autosync while in airplane mode, for example.

fossil remote URL

Make URL the new default URL. The prior default URL is replaced.

remote-url (2nd tier command)
Usage: fossil remote ?SUBCOMMAND ...?

Use this command to view or modify the set of remote repositories used as the default target for sync, push, and pull and for autosync.

The default remote is set automatically by a "clone" command or by any "sync", "push", or "pull" command that specifies an explicit URL and omits the --once flag. The default remote is used by auto-syncing and by "sync", "push", and "pull" that omit the server URL. Additional remotes can be added using the "add" command or deleted using the "delete" command. The name of any additional remote can be used as an argument to the "sync", "push", and "pull" commands where one would normally put a URL argument.

See "fossil help clone" for further information about URL formats.

The official name of this command is "remote-url" but most people use the shortened name "remote".

fossil remote

With no arguments, this command shows the current default remote. Or if there is no default, it shows "off". The default remote is used by autosync. The default remote is whatever URL was specified for the most recent "sync", "push", or "pull" command that omitted the --once option.

fossil remote add NAME URL

Add a new URL to the set of remotes. The new URL is assigned the symbolic identifier "NAME". Subsequently, NAME can be used in place of the full URL on commands like "push" and "pull".

fossil remote delete NAME

Delete a URL previously added by the "add" subcommand.

fossil remote list

Show all remote URLs

fossil remote off

Disable the default URL. Use this as a shorthand to prevent autosync while in airplane mode, for example.

fossil remote URL

Make URL the new default URL. The prior default URL is replaced.

rename (2nd tier command)
Usage: fossil mv|rename OLDNAME NEWNAME
or: fossil mv|rename OLDNAME... DIR

Move or rename one or more files or directories within the repository tree. You can either rename a file or directory or move it to another subdirectory.

The 'mv' command does NOT normally rename or move the files on disk. This command merely records the fact that file names have changed so that appropriate notations can be made at the next commit. However, the default behavior of this command may be overridden via command line options listed below and/or the 'mv-rm-files' setting.

The 'rename' command never renames or moves files on disk, even when the command line options and/or the 'mv-rm-files' setting would otherwise require it to do so.

WARNING: If the "--hard" option is specified -OR- the "mv-rm-files" setting is non-zero, files WILL BE renamed or moved on disk as well. This does NOT apply to the 'rename' command.

Options:

--soft
Skip moving files within the checkout. This supersedes the --hard option.
--hard
Move files within the checkout. --case-sensitive &
BOOL> Override the case-sensitive setting.
-n|--dry-run
If given, display instead of run actions.

See also: changes, status

reparent (2nd tier command)
Usage: fossil reparent [OPTIONS] CHECK-IN PARENT ...

Create a "parent" tag that causes CHECK-IN to be interpreted as a child of PARENT. If multiple PARENTs are listed, then the first is the primary parent and others are merge ancestors.

This is an experts-only command. It is used to patch up a repository that has been damaged by a shun or that has been pieced together from two or more separate repositories. You should never need to reparent during normal operations.

Reparenting is accomplished by adding a parent tag. So to undo the reparenting operation, simply delete the tag.

--test
Make database entries but do not add the tag artifact. So the reparent operation will be undone by the next "fossil rebuild" command.
--dryrun | -n
Print the tag that would have been created but do not actually change the database in any way.
--date-override DATETIME
Set the change time on the control artifact
--user-override USER
Set the user name on the control artifact
repo-cksum (boolean setting)
Compute checksums over all files in each checkout as a double-check of correctness. Disable this on large repositories for a performance improvement.
repolist-skin (setting)
If non-zero then use this repository as the skin for a repository list such as created by the one of:

1)
fossil server DIRECTORY --repolist
2)
fossil ui DIRECTORY --repolist
3)
fossil http DIRECTORY --repolist
4)
(The "repolist" option in a CGI script)
5)
fossil all ui
6)
fossil all server

All repositories are searched (in lexicographical order) and the first repository with a non-zero "repolist-skin" value is used as the skin for the repository list page. If none of the repositories on the list have a non-zero "repolist-skin" setting then the repository list is displayed using unadorned HTML ("skinless").

If repolist-skin has a value of 2, then the repository is omitted from the list in use cases 1 through 4, but not for 5 and 6.

revert (1st tier command)
Usage: fossil revert ?OPTIONS? ?FILE ...?

Revert to the current repository version of FILE, or to the baseline VERSION specified with -r flag.

If FILE was part of a rename operation, both the original file and the renamed file are reverted.

Using a directory name for any of the FILE arguments is the same as using every subdirectory and file beneath that directory.

Revert all files if no file name is provided.

If a file is reverted accidentally, it can be restored using the "fossil undo" command.

Options:

-r|--revision VERSION
Revert given FILE(s) back to given VERSION

See also: redo, undo, checkout, update

rm (1st tier command)
Usage: fossil rm|delete|forget FILE1 ?FILE2 ...?

Remove one or more files or directories from the repository.

The 'rm' and 'delete' commands do NOT normally remove the files from disk. They just mark the files as no longer being part of the project. In other words, future changes to the named files will not be versioned. However, the default behavior of this command may be overridden via the command line options listed below and/or the 'mv-rm-files' setting.

The 'forget' command never removes files from disk, even when the command line options and/or the 'mv-rm-files' setting would otherwise require it to do so.

WARNING: If the "--hard" option is specified -OR- the "mv-rm-files" setting is non-zero, files WILL BE removed from disk as well. This does NOT apply to the 'forget' command.

Options:

--soft
Skip removing files from the checkout. This supersedes the --hard option.
--hard
Remove files from the checkout. --case-sensitive &
BOOL> Override the case-sensitive setting.
-n|--dry-run
If given, display instead of run actions.
--reset
Reset the DELETED state of a checkout, such that all newly-rm'd (but not yet committed) files are no longer removed. No flags other than --verbose or --dry-run may be used with --reset.
--verbose|-v
Outputs information about each --reset file. Only usable with --reset.

See also: addremove, add

rss (2nd tier command)
Usage: fossil rss ?OPTIONS?

The CLI variant of the /timeline.rss page, this produces an RSS feed of the timeline to stdout. Options:

-type|y FLAG
may be: all (default), ci (show check-ins only), t (show tickets only), w (show wiki only).

-limit|n LIMIT
The maximum number of items to show.

-tkt HASH
Filters for only those events for the specified ticket.

-tag TAG
filters for a tag

-wiki NAME
Filters on a specific wiki page.

Only one of -tkt, -tag, or -wiki may be used.

-name FILENAME
filters for a specific file. This may be combined with one of the other filters (useful for looking at a specific branch).

-url STRING
Sets the RSS feed's root URL to the given string. The default is "URL-PLACEHOLDER" (without quotes).
safe-html (setting)
This setting controls whether or not unsafe HTML elements (such as &script> or &style>) are allowed in Markdown-formatted documents. Unsafe HTML is disabled by default. If this setting exists and is a string, then letters in that string can enable unsafe HTML in various contexts:

b
Unsafe HTML allowed in embedded documentation
f
Unsafe HTML allowed in forum posts
t
Unsafe HTML allowed in tickets
w
Unsafe HTML allowed on wiki pages
scrub (2nd tier command)
Usage: fossil scrub ?OPTIONS? ?REPOSITORY?

The command removes sensitive information (such as passwords) from a repository so that the repository can be sent to an untrusted reader.

By default, only passwords are removed. However, if the --verily option is added, then private branches, concealed email addresses, IP addresses of correspondents, and similar privacy-sensitive fields are also purged. If the --private option is used, then only private branches are removed and all other information is left intact.

This command permanently deletes the scrubbed information. THE EFFECTS OF THIS COMMAND ARE IRREVERSIBLE. USE WITH CAUTION!

The user is prompted to confirm the scrub unless the --force option is used.

Options:

--force
do not prompt for confirmation
--private
only private branches are removed from the repository
--verily
scrub real thoroughly (see above)
search (2nd tier command)
Usage: fossil search [-all|-a] [-limit|-n #] [-width|-W #] pattern...

Search for timeline entries matching all words provided on the command line. Whole-word matches scope more highly than partial matches.

Note: The command only search the EVENT table. So it will only display check-in comments or other comments that appear on an unaugmented timeline. It does not search document text or forum messages.

Outputs, by default, some top-N fraction of the results. The -all option can be used to output all matches, regardless of their search score. The -limit option can be used to limit the number of entries returned. The -width option can be used to set the output width used when printing matches.

Options:

-a|--all
Output all matches, not just best matches.
-n|--limit N
Limit output to N matches.
-W|--width WIDTH
Set display width to WIDTH columns, 0 for unlimited. Defaults the terminal's width.
self-register (boolean setting)
Allow users to register themselves through the HTTP UI. This is useful if you want to see other names than "Anonymous" in e.g. ticketing system. On the other hand users can not be deleted.
server (2nd tier command)
Usage: fossil server ?OPTIONS? ?REPOSITORY?
or: fossil ui ?OPTIONS? ?REPOSITORY?

Open a socket and begin listening and responding to HTTP requests on TCP port 8080, or on any other TCP port defined by the -P or --port option. The optional argument is the name of the repository. The repository argument may be omitted if the working directory is within an open checkout.

The "ui" command automatically starts a web browser after initializing the web server. The "ui" command also binds to 127.0.0.1 and so will only process HTTP traffic from the local machine.

The REPOSITORY can be a directory (aka folder) that contains one or more repositories with names ending in ".fossil". In this case, a prefix of the URL pathname is used to search the directory for an appropriate repository. To thwart mischief, the pathname in the URL must contain only alphanumerics, "_", "/", "-", and ".", and no "-" may occur after "/", and every "." must be surrounded on both sides by alphanumerics. Any pathname that does not satisfy these constraints results in a 404 error. Files in REPOSITORY that match the comma-separated list of glob patterns given by --files and that have known suffixes such as ".txt" or ".html" or ".jpeg" and do not match the pattern "*.fossil*" will be served as static content. With the "ui" command, the REPOSITORY can only be a directory if the --notfound option is also present.

For the special case REPOSITORY name of "/", the list global configuration database is consulted for a list of all known repositories. The --repolist option is implied by this special case. See also the "fossil all ui" command.

By default, the "ui" command provides full administrative access without having to log in. This can be disabled by turning off the "localauth" setting. Automatic login for the "server" command is available if the --localauth option is present and the "localauth" setting is off and the connection is from localhost. The "ui" command also enables --repolist by default.

Options:

--baseurl URL
Use URL as the base (useful for reverse proxies)
--create
Create a new REPOSITORY if it does not already exist
--extroot DIR
Document root for the /ext extension mechanism
--files GLOBLIST
Comma-separated list of glob patterns for static files
--localauth
enable automatic login for requests from localhost
--localhost
listen on 127.0.0.1 only (always true for "ui")
--https
Indicates that the input is coming through a reverse proxy that has already translated HTTPS into HTTP.
--jsmode MODE
Determine how JavaScript is delivered with pages. Mode can be one of:
inline
All JavaScript is inserted inline at the end of the HTML file.
separate
Separate HTTP requests are made for each JavaScript file.
bundled
One single separate HTTP fetches all JavaScript concatenated together.
Depending on the needs of any given page, inline and bundled modes might result in a single amalgamated script or several, but both approaches result in fewer HTTP requests than the separate mode.
--max-latency N
Do not let any single HTTP request run for more than N seconds (only works on unix)
--nocompress
Do not compress HTTP replies
--nojail
Drop root privileges but do not enter the chroot jail
--nossl
signal that no SSL connections are available (Always set by default for the "ui" command)
--notfound URL
Redirect
--page PAGE
Start "ui" on PAGE. ex: --page "timeline?y=ci"
-P|--port TCPPORT
listen to request on port TCPPORT
--th-trace
trace TH1 execution (for debugging purposes)
--repolist
If REPOSITORY is dir, URL "/" lists repos.
--scgi
Accept SCGI rather than HTTP
--skin LABEL
Use override skin LABEL
--usepidkey
Use saved encryption key from parent process. This is only necessary when using SEE on Windows.

See also: cgi, http, winsrv

settings (1st tier command)
Usage: fossil settings ?SETTING? ?VALUE? ?OPTIONS?
or: fossil unset SETTING ?OPTIONS?

The "settings" command with no arguments lists all settings and their values. With just a SETTING name it shows the current value of that setting. With a VALUE argument it changes the property for the current repository.

Settings marked as versionable are overridden by the contents of the file named .fossil-settings/PROPERTY in the check-out root, if that file exists.

The "unset" command clears a setting.

Settings can have both a "local" repository-only value and "global" value that applies to all repositories. The local values are stored in the "config" table of the repository and the global values are stored in the configuration database. If both a local and a global value exists for a setting, the local value takes precedence. This command normally operates on the local settings. Use the --global option to change global settings.

Options:

--global
set or unset the given property globally instead of setting or unsetting it for the open repository only.

--exact
only consider exact name matches.

See also: configuration

sha1sum (2nd tier command)
Usage: fossil sha1sum FILE...

Compute an SHA1 checksum of all files named on the command-line. If a file is named "-" then take its content from standard input. Options:

-h, --dereference
If FILE is a symbolic link, compute the hash on the object that the link points to. Normally, the hash is over the name of the object that the link points to.

See also: md5sum, sha3sum

sha3sum (2nd tier command)
Usage: fossil sha3sum FILE...

Compute an SHA3 checksum of all files named on the command-line. If a file is named "-" then take its content from standard input.

To be clear: The official NIST FIPS-202 implementation of SHA3 with the added 01 padding is used, not the original Keccak submission.

Options:

--224
Compute a SHA3-224 hash
--256
Compute a SHA3-256 hash (the default)
--384
Compute a SHA3-384 hash
--512
Compute a SHA3-512 hash
--size N
An N-bit hash. N must be a multiple of 32 between 128 and 512.
-h, --dereference
If FILE is a symbolic link, compute the hash on the object pointed to, not on the link itself.

See also: md5sum, sha1sum

shell (2nd tier command)
Usage: fossil shell

Prompt for lines of input from stdin. Parse each line and evaluate it as a separate fossil command, in a child process. The initial "fossil" is omitted from each line.

This command only works on unix-like platforms that support fork(). It is non-functional on Windows.

smtpd (2nd tier command)
Usage: fossil smtpd [OPTIONS] REPOSITORY

Begin a SMTP conversation with a client using stdin/stdout. The received email is stored in REPOSITORY.

Options:

--dryrun
Do not record any emails in the database

--trace
Print a transcript of the conversation on stderr for debugging and analysis

--ipaddr ADDR
The SMTP connection originates at ADDR. Or if ADDR is the name of an environment variable, the address is taken from that environment variable.
sql (1st tier command)
Usage: fossil sql ?OPTIONS?

Run the sqlite3 command-line shell on the Fossil repository identified by the -R option, or on the current repository. See https://www.sqlite.org/cli.html for additional information about the sqlite3 command-line shell.

WARNING: Careless use of this command can corrupt a Fossil repository in ways that are unrecoverable. Be sure you know what you are doing before running any SQL commands that modify the repository database. Use the --readonly option to prevent accidental damage to the repository.

Options:

--no-repository
Skip opening the repository database.

--readonly
Open the repository read-only. No changes are allowed. This is a recommended safety precaution to prevent repository damage.

-R REPOSITORY
Use REPOSITORY as the repository database

All of the standard sqlite3 command-line shell options should also work.

The following SQL extensions are provided with this Fossil-enhanced version of the sqlite3 command-line shell:

builtin
A virtual table that contains one row for each datafile that is built into the Fossil binary.

checkin_mtime(X,Y)
Return the mtime for the file Y (a BLOB.RID) found in check-in X (another BLOB.RID value).

compress(X)
Compress text X with the same algorithm used to compress artifacts in the BLOB table.

content(X)
Return the content of artifact X. X can be an artifact hash or hash prefix or a tag. Artifacts are stored compressed and deltaed. This function does all necessary decompression and undeltaing.

decompress(X)
Decompress text X. Undoes the work of compress(X).

delta_apply(X,D)
Apply delta D to source blob X and return the result.

delta_create(X,Y)
Create and return a delta that will convert X into Y.

delta_output_size(D)
Return the number of bytes of output to expect when applying delta D

delta_parse(D)
A table-valued function that deconstructs delta D and returns rows for each element of that delta.

files_of_checkin(X)
A table-valued function that returns info on all files contained in check-in X. Example:
SELECT * FROM files_of_checkin('trunk');

helptext
A virtual table with one row for each command, webpage, and setting together with the built-in help text.

now()
Return the number of seconds since 1970.

obscure(T)
Obfuscate the text password T so that its original value is not readily visible. Fossil uses this same algorithm when storing passwords of remote URLs.

regexp
The REGEXP operator works, unlike in standard SQLite.

symbolic_name_to_rid(X)
Return the BLOB.RID corresponding to symbolic name X.
sqlar (2nd tier command)
Usage: fossil sqlar VERSION OUTPUTFILE [OPTIONS]

Generate an SQLAR archive for a check-in. If the --name option is used, its argument becomes the name of the top-level directory in the resulting SQLAR archive. If --name is omitted, the top-level directory name is derived from the project name, the check-in date and time, and the artifact ID of the check-in.

The GLOBLIST argument to --exclude and --include can be a comma-separated list of glob patterns, where each glob pattern may optionally be enclosed in "..." or '...' so that it may contain commas. If a file matches both --include and --exclude then it is excluded.

Options:

-X|--exclude GLOBLIST
Comma-separated list of GLOBs of files to exclude
--include GLOBLIST
Comma-separated list of GLOBs of files to include
--name DIRECTORYNAME
The name of the top-level directory in the archive
-R REPOSITORY
Specify a Fossil repository
sqlite3 (2nd tier command)
Usage: fossil sql ?OPTIONS?

Run the sqlite3 command-line shell on the Fossil repository identified by the -R option, or on the current repository. See https://www.sqlite.org/cli.html for additional information about the sqlite3 command-line shell.

WARNING: Careless use of this command can corrupt a Fossil repository in ways that are unrecoverable. Be sure you know what you are doing before running any SQL commands that modify the repository database. Use the --readonly option to prevent accidental damage to the repository.

Options:

--no-repository
Skip opening the repository database.

--readonly
Open the repository read-only. No changes are allowed. This is a recommended safety precaution to prevent repository damage.

-R REPOSITORY
Use REPOSITORY as the repository database

All of the standard sqlite3 command-line shell options should also work.

The following SQL extensions are provided with this Fossil-enhanced version of the sqlite3 command-line shell:

builtin
A virtual table that contains one row for each datafile that is built into the Fossil binary.

checkin_mtime(X,Y)
Return the mtime for the file Y (a BLOB.RID) found in check-in X (another BLOB.RID value).

compress(X)
Compress text X with the same algorithm used to compress artifacts in the BLOB table.

content(X)
Return the content of artifact X. X can be an artifact hash or hash prefix or a tag. Artifacts are stored compressed and deltaed. This function does all necessary decompression and undeltaing.

decompress(X)
Decompress text X. Undoes the work of compress(X).

delta_apply(X,D)
Apply delta D to source blob X and return the result.

delta_create(X,Y)
Create and return a delta that will convert X into Y.

delta_output_size(D)
Return the number of bytes of output to expect when applying delta D

delta_parse(D)
A table-valued function that deconstructs delta D and returns rows for each element of that delta.

files_of_checkin(X)
A table-valued function that returns info on all files contained in check-in X. Example:
SELECT * FROM files_of_checkin('trunk');

helptext
A virtual table with one row for each command, webpage, and setting together with the built-in help text.

now()
Return the number of seconds since 1970.

obscure(T)
Obfuscate the text password T so that its original value is not readily visible. Fossil uses this same algorithm when storing passwords of remote URLs.

regexp
The REGEXP operator works, unlike in standard SQLite.

symbolic_name_to_rid(X)
Return the BLOB.RID corresponding to symbolic name X.
ssh-command (setting)
The command used to talk to a remote machine with the "ssh://" protocol.
ssl-ca-location (setting)
The full pathname to a file containing PEM encoded CA root certificates, or a directory of certificates with filenames formed from the certificate hashes as required by OpenSSL.

If set, this will override the OS default list of OpenSSL CAs. If unset, the default list will be used. Some platforms may add additional certificates. Checking your platform behaviour is required if the exact contents of the CA root is critical for your application.

ssl-identity (setting)
The full pathname to a file containing a certificate and private key in PEM format. Create by concatenating the certificate and private key files.

This identity will be presented to SSL servers to authenticate this client, in addition to the normal password authentication.

stash (1st tier command)
Usage: fossil stash SUBCOMMAND ARGS...

fossil stash
fossil stash save ?-m|--comment COMMENT? ?FILES...?
fossil stash snapshot ?-m|--comment COMMENT? ?FILES...?

Save the current changes in the working tree as a new stash. Then revert the changes back to the last check-in. If FILES are listed, then only stash and revert the named files. The "save" verb can be omitted if and only if there are no other arguments. The "snapshot" verb works the same as "save" but omits the revert, keeping the checkout unchanged. > fossil stash list|ls ?-v|--verbose? ?-W|--width &

num>?

List all changes sets currently stashed.  Show information about
individual files in each changeset if -v or --verbose is used.

fossil stash show|cat ?STASHID? ?DIFF-OPTIONS?
fossil stash gshow|gcat ?STASHID? ?DIFF-OPTIONS?

Show the contents of a stash as a diff against its baseline. With gshow and gcat, gdiff-command is used instead of internal diff logic.

fossil stash pop
fossil stash apply ?STASHID?

Apply STASHID or the most recently created stash to the current working checkout. The "pop" command deletes that changeset from the stash after applying it but the "apply" command retains the changeset.

fossil stash goto ?STASHID?

Update to the baseline checkout for STASHID then apply the changes of STASHID. Keep STASHID so that it can be reused This command is undoable.

fossil stash drop|rm ?STASHID? ?-a|--all?

Forget everything about STASHID. Forget the whole stash if the -a|--all flag is used. Individual drops are undoable but -a|--all is not.

fossil stash diff ?STASHID? ?DIFF-OPTIONS?
fossil stash gdiff ?STASHID? ?DIFF-OPTIONS?

Show diffs of the current working directory and what that directory would be if STASHID were applied. With gdiff, gdiff-command is used instead of internal diff logic.

status (1st tier command)
Usage: fossil changes|status ?OPTIONS? ?PATHS ...?

Report the change status of files in the current checkout. If one or more PATHS are specified, only changes among the named files and directories are reported. Directories are searched recursively.

The status command is similar to the changes command, except it lacks several of the options supported by changes and it has its own header and footer information. The header information is a subset of that shown by the info command, and the footer shows if there are any forks. Change type classification is always enabled for the status command.

Each line of output is the name of a changed file, with paths shown according to the "relative-paths" setting, unless overridden by the --abs-paths or --rel-paths options.

By default, all changed files are selected for display. This behavior can be overridden by using one or more filter options (listed below), in which case only files with the specified change type(s) are shown. As a special case, the --no-merge option does not inhibit this default. This default shows exactly the set of changes that would be checked in by the commit command.

If no filter options are used, or if the --merge option is used, the artifact hash of each merge contributor check-in version is displayed at the end of the report. The --no-merge option is useful to display the default set of changed files without the merge contributors.

If change type classification is enabled, each output line starts with a code describing the file's change type, e.g. EDITED or RENAMED. It is enabled by default unless exactly one change type is selected. For the purposes of determining the default, --changed counts as selecting one change type. The default can be overridden by the --classify or --no-classify options.

--edited and --updated produce disjoint sets. --updated shows a file only when it is identical to that of its merge contributor, and the change type classification is UPDATED_BY_MERGE or UPDATED_BY_INTEGRATE. If the file had to be merged with any other changes, it is considered to be merged or conflicted and therefore will be shown by --edited, not --updated, with types EDITED or CONFLICT. The --changed option can be used to display the union of --edited and --updated.

--differ is so named because it lists all the differences between the checked-out version and the checkout directory. In addition to the default changes (excluding --merge), it lists extra files which (if ignore-glob is set correctly) may be worth adding. Prior to doing a commit, it is good practice to check --differ to see not only which changes would be committed but also if any files should be added.

If both --merge and --no-merge are used, --no-merge has priority. The same is true of --classify and --no-classify.

The "fossil changes --extra" command is equivalent to "fossil extras".

General options:

--abs-paths
Display absolute pathnames.
--rel-paths
Display pathnames relative to the current working directory.
--hash
Verify file status using hashing rather than relying on file mtimes. --case-sensitive &
BOOL> Override case-sensitive setting.
--dotfiles
Include unmanaged files beginning with a dot. --ignore &
CSG> Ignore unmanaged files matching CSG glob patterns.

Options specific to the changes command:

--header
Identify the repository if report is non-empty.
-v|--verbose
Say "(none)" if the change report is empty.
--classify
Start each line with the file's change type.
--no-classify
Do not print file change types.

Filter options:

--edited
Display edited, merged, and conflicted files.
--updated
Display files updated by merge/integrate.
--changed
Combination of the above two options.
--missing
Display missing files.
--added
Display added files.
--deleted
Display deleted files.
--renamed
Display renamed files.
--conflict
Display files having merge conflicts.
--meta
Display files with metadata changes.
--unchanged
Display unchanged files.
--all
Display all managed files, i.e. all of the above.
--extra
Display unmanaged files.
--differ
Display modified and extra files.
--merge
Display merge contributors.
--no-merge
Do not display merge contributors.

See also: extras, ls

sync (1st tier command)
Usage: fossil sync ?URL? ?options?

Synchronize all sharable changes between the local repository and a remote repository. Sharable changes include public check-ins and edits to wiki pages, tickets, and technical notes.

If URL is not specified, then the URL from the most recent clone, push, pull, remote, or sync command is used. See "fossil help clone" for details on the URL formats.

Options:

-B|--httpauth USER:PASS
Credentials for the simple HTTP auth protocol, if required by the remote website
--ipv4
Use only IPv4, not IPv6
--once
Do not remember URL for subsequent syncs
--proxy PROXY
Use the specified HTTP proxy
--private
Sync private branches too
-R|--repository REPO
Local repository to sync with
--ssl-identity FILE
Local SSL credentials, if requested by remote
--ssh-command SSH
Use SSH as the "ssh" command
-u|--unversioned
Also sync unversioned content
-v|--verbose
Additional (debugging) output
--verily
Exchange extra information with the remote to ensure no content is overlooked

See also: clone, pull, push, remote

tag (1st tier command)
Usage: fossil tag SUBCOMMAND ...

Run various subcommands to control tags and properties.

fossil tag add ?OPTIONS? TAGNAME CHECK-IN ?VALUE?

Add a new tag or property to CHECK-IN. The tag will be usable instead of a CHECK-IN in commands such as update and merge. If the --propagate flag is present, the tag value propagates to all descendants of CHECK-IN

Options:

--raw
Raw tag name.
--propagate
Propagating tag.
--date-override DATETIME
Set date and time added.
--user-override USER
Name USER when adding the tag.
--dryrun|-n
Display the tag text, but do not actually insert it into the database.

The --date-override and --user-override options support importing history from other SCM systems. DATETIME has the form 'YYYY-MMM-DD HH:MM:SS'.

fossil tag cancel ?--raw? TAGNAME CHECK-IN

Remove the tag TAGNAME from CHECK-IN, and also remove the propagation of the tag to any descendants. Use the the --dryrun or -n options to see what would have happened.

Options:

--raw
Raw tag name.
--date-override DATETIME
Set date and time deleted.
--user-override USER
Name USER when deleting the tag.
--dryrun|-n
Display the control artifact, but do not insert it into the database.

fossil tag find ?OPTIONS? TAGNAME

List all objects that use TAGNAME. TYPE can be "ci" for check-ins or "e" for events. The limit option limits the number of results to the given value.

Options:

--raw
Raw tag name.
-t|--type TYPE
One of "ci", or "e".
-n|--limit N
Limit to N results.

fossil tag list|ls ?OPTIONS? ?CHECK-IN?

List all tags, or if CHECK-IN is supplied, list all tags and their values for CHECK-IN. The tagtype option takes one of: propagated, singleton, cancel.

Options:

--raw
List tags raw names of tags
--tagtype TYPE
List only tags of type TYPE
-v|--inverse
Inverse the meaning of --tagtype TYPE.

The option --raw allows the manipulation of all types of tags used for various internal purposes in fossil. It also shows "cancel" tags for the "find" and "list" subcommands. You should not use this option to make changes unless you are sure what you are doing.

If you need to use a tagname that might be confused with a hexadecimal baseline or artifact ID, you can explicitly disambiguate it by prefixing it with "tag:". For instance:

fossil update decaf

will be taken as an artifact or baseline ID and fossil will probably complain that no such revision was found. However

fossil update tag:decaf

will assume that "decaf" is a tag/branch name.

tarball (2nd tier command)
Usage: fossil tarball VERSION OUTPUTFILE [OPTIONS]

Generate a compressed tarball for a specified version. If the --name option is used, its argument becomes the name of the top-level directory in the resulting tarball. If --name is omitted, the top-level directory name is derived from the project name, the check-in date and time, and the artifact ID of the check-in.

The GLOBLIST argument to --exclude and --include can be a comma-separated list of glob patterns, where each glob pattern may optionally be enclosed in "..." or '...' so that it may contain commas. If a file matches both --include and --exclude then it is excluded.

Options:

-X|--exclude GLOBLIST
Comma-separated list of GLOBs of files to exclude
--include GLOBLIST
Comma-separated list of GLOBs of files to include
--name DIRECTORYNAME
The name of the top-level directory in the archive
-R REPOSITORY
Specify a Fossil repository
tcl (boolean setting)
If enabled Tcl integration commands will be added to the TH1 interpreter, allowing arbitrary Tcl expressions and scripts to be evaluated from TH1. Additionally, the Tcl interpreter will be able to evaluate arbitrary TH1 expressions and scripts.
tcl-setup (block-text setting)
This is the setup script to be evaluated after creating and initializing the Tcl interpreter. By default, this is empty and no extra setup is performed.
tclsh (setting)
Name of the external TCL interpreter used for such things as running the GUI diff viewer launched by the --tk option of the various "diff" commands.
th1-setup (block-text setting)
This is the setup script to be evaluated after creating and initializing the TH1 interpreter. By default, this is empty and no extra setup is performed.
th1-uri-regexp (block-text setting)
Specify which URI's are allowed in HTTP requests from TH1 scripts. If empty, no HTTP requests are allowed whatsoever.
ticket (2nd tier command)
Usage: fossil ticket SUBCOMMAND ...

Run various subcommands to control tickets

fossil ticket show (REPORTTITLE|REPORTNR) ?TICKETFILTER? ?OPTIONS?

Options:

-l|--limit LIMITCHAR
-q|--quote
-R|--repository FILE

Run the ticket report, identified by the report format title used in the GUI. The data is written as flat file on stdout, using TAB as separator. The separator can be changed using the -l or --limit option.

If TICKETFILTER is given on the commandline, the query is limited with a new WHERE-condition.

example:
Report lists a column # with the uuid TICKETFILTER may be [#]='uuuuuuuuu'
example:
Report only lists rows with status not open TICKETFILTER: status != 'open'

If --quote is used, the tickets are encoded by quoting special chars (space -> \s, tab -> \t, newline -> \n, cr -> \r, formfeed -> \f, vtab -> \v, nul -> \0, \ -> \\). Otherwise, the simplified encoding as on the show report raw page in the GUI is used. This has no effect in JSON mode.

Instead of the report title it's possible to use the report number; the special report number 0 lists all columns defined in the ticket table.

fossil ticket list fields
fossil ticket ls fields

List all fields defined for ticket in the fossil repository.

fossil ticket list reports
fossil ticket ls reports

List all ticket reports defined in the fossil repository.

fossil ticket set TICKETUUID (FIELD VALUE)+ ?-q|--quote?
fossil ticket change TICKETUUID (FIELD VALUE)+ ?-q|--quote?

Change ticket identified by TICKETUUID to set the values of each field FIELD to VALUE.

Field names as defined in the TICKET table. By default, these names include: type, status, subsystem, priority, severity, foundin, resolution, title, and comment, but other field names can be added or substituted in customized installations.

If you use +FIELD, the VALUE is appended to the field FIELD. You can use more than one field/value pair on the commandline. Using --quote enables the special character decoding as in "ticket show", which allows setting multiline text or text with special characters.

fossil ticket add FIELD VALUE ?FIELD VALUE .. ? ?-q|--quote?

Like set, but create a new ticket with the given values.

fossil ticket history TICKETUUID

Show the complete change history for the ticket

Note that the values in set|add are not validated against the definitions given in "Ticket Common Script".

timeline (1st tier command)
Usage: fossil timeline ?WHEN? ?CHECKIN|DATETIME? ?OPTIONS?

Print a summary of activity going backwards in date and time specified or from the current date and time if no arguments are given. The WHEN argument can be any unique abbreviation of one of these keywords:

before
after
descendants | children
ancestors | parents

The CHECKIN can be any unique prefix of 4 characters or more. You can also say "current" for the current version.

DATETIME may be "now" or "YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SS.SSS". If in year-month-day form, it may be truncated, the "T" may be replaced by a space, and it may also name a timezone offset from UTC as "-HH:MM" (westward) or "+HH:MM" (eastward). Either no timezone suffix or "Z" means UTC.

Options:

-n|--limit N
If N is positive, output the first N entries. If N is negative, output the first -N lines. If N is zero, no limit. Default is -20 meaning 20 lines.
-p|--path PATH
Output items affecting PATH only. PATH can be a file or a sub directory.
--offset P
skip P changes
--sql
Show the SQL used to generate the timeline
-t|--type TYPE
Output items from the given types only, such as: ci = file commits only e = technical notes only t = tickets only w = wiki commits only
-v|--verbose
Output the list of files changed by each commit and the type of each change (edited, deleted, etc.) after the check-in comment. -W|--width &
num> Width of lines (default is to auto-detect). Must be >20 or 0 (= no limit, resulting in a single line per entry).
-R REPO_FILE
Specifies the repository db to use. Default is the current checkout's repository.
tls-config (2nd tier command)
Usage: fossil tls-config [SUBCOMMAND] [OPTIONS...] [ARGS...]

This command is used to view or modify the TLS (Transport Layer Security) configuration for Fossil. TLS (formerly SSL) is the encryption technology used for secure HTTPS transport.

Sub-commands:

show
Show the TLS configuration

remove-exception DOMAIN...
Remove TLS cert exceptions for the domains listed. Or if the --all option is specified, remove all TLS cert exceptions.
touch (2nd tier command)
Usage: fossil touch ?OPTIONS? ?FILENAME...?

For each file in the current checkout matching one of the provided list of glob patterns and/or file names, the file's mtime is updated to a value specified by one of the flags --checkout, --checkin, or --now.

If neither glob patterns nor filenames are provided, it operates on all files managed by the currently checked-out version.

This command gets its name from the conventional Unix "touch" command.

Options:

--now
Stamp each affected file with the current time. This is the default behavior.
-c|--checkin
Stamp each affected file with the time of the most recent check-in which modified that file.
-C|--checkout
Stamp each affected file with the time of the currently-checked-out version.
-g GLOBLIST
Comma-separated list of glob patterns.
-G GLOBFILE
Similar to -g but reads its globs from a fossil-conventional glob list file.
-v|-verbose
Outputs extra information about its globs and each file it touches.
-n|--dry-run
Outputs which files would require touching, but does not touch them.
-q|--quiet
Suppress warnings, e.g. when skipping unmanaged or out-of-tree files.

Only one of --now, --checkin, and --checkout may be used. The default is --now.

Only one of -g or -G may be used. If neither is provided and no additional filenames are provided, the effect is as if a glob of '*' were provided, i.e. all files belonging to the currently-checked-out version. Note that all glob patterns provided via these flags are always evaluated as if they are relative to the top of the source tree, not the current working (sub)directory. Filenames provided without these flags, on the other hand, are treated as relative to the current directory.

As a special case, files currently undergoing an uncommitted merge might not get timestamped with --checkin because it may be impossible for fossil to choose between multiple potential timestamps. A non-fatal warning is emitted for such cases.

ui (1st tier command)
Usage: fossil server ?OPTIONS? ?REPOSITORY?
or: fossil ui ?OPTIONS? ?REPOSITORY?

Open a socket and begin listening and responding to HTTP requests on TCP port 8080, or on any other TCP port defined by the -P or --port option. The optional argument is the name of the repository. The repository argument may be omitted if the working directory is within an open checkout.

The "ui" command automatically starts a web browser after initializing the web server. The "ui" command also binds to 127.0.0.1 and so will only process HTTP traffic from the local machine.

The REPOSITORY can be a directory (aka folder) that contains one or more repositories with names ending in ".fossil". In this case, a prefix of the URL pathname is used to search the directory for an appropriate repository. To thwart mischief, the pathname in the URL must contain only alphanumerics, "_", "/", "-", and ".", and no "-" may occur after "/", and every "." must be surrounded on both sides by alphanumerics. Any pathname that does not satisfy these constraints results in a 404 error. Files in REPOSITORY that match the comma-separated list of glob patterns given by --files and that have known suffixes such as ".txt" or ".html" or ".jpeg" and do not match the pattern "*.fossil*" will be served as static content. With the "ui" command, the REPOSITORY can only be a directory if the --notfound option is also present.

For the special case REPOSITORY name of "/", the list global configuration database is consulted for a list of all known repositories. The --repolist option is implied by this special case. See also the "fossil all ui" command.

By default, the "ui" command provides full administrative access without having to log in. This can be disabled by turning off the "localauth" setting. Automatic login for the "server" command is available if the --localauth option is present and the "localauth" setting is off and the connection is from localhost. The "ui" command also enables --repolist by default.

Options:

--baseurl URL
Use URL as the base (useful for reverse proxies)
--create
Create a new REPOSITORY if it does not already exist
--extroot DIR
Document root for the /ext extension mechanism
--files GLOBLIST
Comma-separated list of glob patterns for static files
--localauth
enable automatic login for requests from localhost
--localhost
listen on 127.0.0.1 only (always true for "ui")
--https
Indicates that the input is coming through a reverse proxy that has already translated HTTPS into HTTP.
--jsmode MODE
Determine how JavaScript is delivered with pages. Mode can be one of:
inline
All JavaScript is inserted inline at the end of the HTML file.
separate
Separate HTTP requests are made for each JavaScript file.
bundled
One single separate HTTP fetches all JavaScript concatenated together.
Depending on the needs of any given page, inline and bundled modes might result in a single amalgamated script or several, but both approaches result in fewer HTTP requests than the separate mode.
--max-latency N
Do not let any single HTTP request run for more than N seconds (only works on unix)
--nocompress
Do not compress HTTP replies
--nojail
Drop root privileges but do not enter the chroot jail
--nossl
signal that no SSL connections are available (Always set by default for the "ui" command)
--notfound URL
Redirect
--page PAGE
Start "ui" on PAGE. ex: --page "timeline?y=ci"
-P|--port TCPPORT
listen to request on port TCPPORT
--th-trace
trace TH1 execution (for debugging purposes)
--repolist
If REPOSITORY is dir, URL "/" lists repos.
--scgi
Accept SCGI rather than HTTP
--skin LABEL
Use override skin LABEL
--usepidkey
Use saved encryption key from parent process. This is only necessary when using SEE on Windows.

See also: cgi, http, winsrv

undo (1st tier command)
Usage: fossil undo ?OPTIONS? ?FILENAME...?
or: fossil redo ?OPTIONS? ?FILENAME...?

The undo command reverts the changes caused by the previous command if the previous command is one of the following:

  • fossil update
  • fossil merge
  • fossil revert
  • fossil stash pop
  • fossil stash apply
  • fossil stash drop
  • fossil stash goto
  • fossil clean (*see note below*)

Note: The "fossil clean" command only saves state for files less than 10MiB in size and so if fossil clean deleted files larger than that, then "fossil undo" will not recover the larger files.

If FILENAME is specified then restore the content of the named file(s) but otherwise leave the update or merge or revert in effect. The redo command undoes the effect of the most recent undo.

If the -n|--dry-run option is present, no changes are made and instead the undo or redo command explains what actions the undo or redo would have done had the -n|--dry-run been omitted.

If the most recent command is not one of those listed as undoable, then the undo command might try to restore the state to be what it was prior to the last undoable command, or it might be a no-op. If in doubt about what the undo command will do, first run it with the -n option.

A single level of undo/redo is supported. The undo/redo stack is cleared by the commit and checkout commands. Other commands may or may not clear the undo stack.

Future versions of Fossil might add new commands to the set of commands that are undoable.

Options:

-n|--dry-run
do not make changes but show what would be done

See also: commit, status

unpublished (2nd tier command)
Usage: fossil unpublished ?OPTIONS?

Show a list of unpublished or "private" artifacts. Unpublished artifacts will never push and hence will not be shared with collaborators.

By default, this command only shows unpublished check-ins. To show all unpublished artifacts, use the --all command-line option.

OPTIONS:

--all
Show all artifacts, not just check-ins
unset (2nd tier command)
Usage: fossil settings ?SETTING? ?VALUE? ?OPTIONS?
or: fossil unset SETTING ?OPTIONS?

The "settings" command with no arguments lists all settings and their values. With just a SETTING name it shows the current value of that setting. With a VALUE argument it changes the property for the current repository.

Settings marked as versionable are overridden by the contents of the file named .fossil-settings/PROPERTY in the check-out root, if that file exists.

The "unset" command clears a setting.

Settings can have both a "local" repository-only value and "global" value that applies to all repositories. The local values are stored in the "config" table of the repository and the global values are stored in the configuration database. If both a local and a global value exists for a setting, the local value takes precedence. This command normally operates on the local settings. Use the --global option to change global settings.

Options:

--global
set or unset the given property globally instead of setting or unsetting it for the open repository only.

--exact
only consider exact name matches.

See also: configuration

unversioned (1st tier command)
Usage: fossil unversioned SUBCOMMAND ARGS...
or: fossil uv SUBCOMMAND ARGS..

Unversioned files (UV-files) are artifacts that are synced and are available for download but which do not preserve history. Only the most recent version of each UV-file is retained. Changes to an UV-file are permanent and cannot be undone, so use appropriate caution with this command.

Subcommands:

add FILE ...
Add or update one or more unversioned files in the local repository so that they match FILEs on disk. Changes are not pushed to other repositories until the next sync.

add FILE --as UVFILE
Add or update a single file named FILE on disk and UVFILE in the repository unversioned file namespace. This variant of the 'add' command allows the name to be different in the repository versus what appears on disk, but it only allows adding a single file at a time.

cat FILE ...
Concatenate the content of FILEs to stdout.

edit FILE
Bring up FILE in a text editor for modification.

export FILE OUTPUT
Write the content of FILE into OUTPUT on disk

list | ls
Show all unversioned files held in the local repository. Options:

--glob PATTERN
Show only files that match
--like PATTERN
Show only files that match

revert ?URL?
Restore the state of all unversioned files in the local repository to match the remote repository URL.

Options:

-v|--verbose
Extra diagnostic output
-n|--dryrun
Show what would have happened

remove|rm|delete FILE ...
Remove unversioned files from the local repository. Changes are not pushed to other repositories until the next sync. Options:

--glob PATTERN
Remove files that match
--like PATTERN
Remove files that match

sync ?URL?
Synchronize the state of all unversioned files with the remote repository URL. The most recent version of each file is propagated to all repositories and all prior versions are permanently forgotten.

Options:

-v|--verbose
Extra diagnostic output
-n|--dryrun
Show what would have happened

touch FILE ...
Update the TIMESTAMP on all of the listed files

Options:

--mtime TIMESTAMP
Use TIMESTAMP instead of "now" for the "add", "edit", "remove", and "touch" subcommands.
-R|--repository FILE
Use FILE as the repository
update (1st tier command)
Usage: fossil update ?OPTIONS? ?VERSION? ?FILES...?

Change the version of the current checkout to VERSION. Any uncommitted changes are retained and applied to the new checkout.

The VERSION argument can be a specific version or tag or branch name. If the VERSION argument is omitted, then the leaf of the subtree that begins at the current version is used, if there is only a single leaf. VERSION can also be "current" to select the leaf of the current version or "latest" to select the most recent check-in.

If one or more FILES are listed after the VERSION then only the named files are candidates to be updated, and any updates to them will be treated as edits to the current version. Using a directory name for one of the FILES arguments is the same as using every subdirectory and file beneath that directory.

If FILES is omitted, all files in the current checkout are subject to being updated and the version of the current checkout is changed to VERSION. Any uncommitted changes are retained and applied to the new checkout.

The -n or --dry-run option causes this command to do a "dry run". It prints out what would have happened but does not actually make any changes to the current checkout or the repository.

The -v or --verbose option prints status information about unchanged files in addition to those file that actually do change.

Options:

--case-sensitive BOOL
Override case-sensitive setting
--debug
Print debug information on stdout
--latest
Acceptable in place of VERSION, update to latest version
--force-missing
Force update if missing content after sync
-n|--dry-run
If given, display instead of run actions
-v|--verbose
Print status information about all files
-W|--width WIDTH
Width of lines (default is to auto-detect). Must be more than 20 or 0 (= no limit, resulting in a single line per entry).
--setmtime
Set timestamps of all files to match their SCM-side times (the timestamp of the last checkin which modified them).
-K|--keep-merge-files
On merge conflict, retain the temporary files used for merging, named *-baseline, *-original, and *-merge.

See also: revert

user (2nd tier command)
Usage: fossil user SUBCOMMAND ... ?-R|--repository FILE?

Run various subcommands on users of the open repository or of the repository identified by the -R or --repository option.

fossil user capabilities USERNAME ?STRING?

Query or set the capabilities for user USERNAME

fossil user default ?USERNAME?

Query or set the default user. The default user is the user for command-line interaction.

fossil user list
fossil user ls

List all users known to the repository

fossil user new ?USERNAME? ?CONTACT-INFO? ?PASSWORD?

Create a new user in the repository. Users can never be deleted. They can be denied all access but they must continue to exist in the database.

fossil user password USERNAME ?PASSWORD?

Change the web access password for a user.

uv (2nd tier command)
Usage: fossil unversioned SUBCOMMAND ARGS...
or: fossil uv SUBCOMMAND ARGS..

Unversioned files (UV-files) are artifacts that are synced and are available for download but which do not preserve history. Only the most recent version of each UV-file is retained. Changes to an UV-file are permanent and cannot be undone, so use appropriate caution with this command.

Subcommands:

add FILE ...
Add or update one or more unversioned files in the local repository so that they match FILEs on disk. Changes are not pushed to other repositories until the next sync.

add FILE --as UVFILE
Add or update a single file named FILE on disk and UVFILE in the repository unversioned file namespace. This variant of the 'add' command allows the name to be different in the repository versus what appears on disk, but it only allows adding a single file at a time.

cat FILE ...
Concatenate the content of FILEs to stdout.

edit FILE
Bring up FILE in a text editor for modification.

export FILE OUTPUT
Write the content of FILE into OUTPUT on disk

list | ls
Show all unversioned files held in the local repository. Options:

--glob PATTERN
Show only files that match
--like PATTERN
Show only files that match

revert ?URL?
Restore the state of all unversioned files in the local repository to match the remote repository URL.

Options:

-v|--verbose
Extra diagnostic output
-n|--dryrun
Show what would have happened

remove|rm|delete FILE ...
Remove unversioned files from the local repository. Changes are not pushed to other repositories until the next sync. Options:

--glob PATTERN
Remove files that match
--like PATTERN
Remove files that match

sync ?URL?
Synchronize the state of all unversioned files with the remote repository URL. The most recent version of each file is propagated to all repositories and all prior versions are permanently forgotten.

Options:

-v|--verbose
Extra diagnostic output
-n|--dryrun
Show what would have happened

touch FILE ...
Update the TIMESTAMP on all of the listed files

Options:

--mtime TIMESTAMP
Use TIMESTAMP instead of "now" for the "add", "edit", "remove", and "touch" subcommands.
-R|--repository FILE
Use FILE as the repository
uv-sync (boolean setting)
If true, automatically send unversioned files as part of a "fossil clone" or "fossil sync" command. The default is false, in which case the -u option is needed to clone or sync unversioned files.
version (1st tier command)
Usage: fossil version ?-verbose|-v?

Print the source code version number for the fossil executable. If the verbose option is specified, additional details will be output about what optional features this binary was compiled with

web-browser (setting)
A shell command used to launch your preferred web browser when given a URL as an argument. Defaults to "start" on windows, "open" on Mac, and "firefox" on Unix.
whatis (2nd tier command)
Usage: fossil whatis NAME

Resolve the symbol NAME into its canonical artifact hash artifact name and provide a description of what role that artifact plays.

Options:

--type TYPE
Only find artifacts of TYPE (one of: 'ci', 't', 'w', 'g', or 'e').
-v|--verbose
Provide extra information (such as the RID)
wiki (2nd tier command)
Usage: fossil wiki (export|create|commit|list) WikiName

Run various subcommands to work with wiki entries or tech notes.

fossil wiki export ?OPTIONS? PAGENAME ?FILE?
fossil wiki export ?OPTIONS? -t|--technote DATETIME|TECHNOTE-ID ?FILE?

Sends the latest version of either a wiki page or of a tech note to the given file or standard output. A filename of "-" writes the output to standard output. The directory parts of the output filename are created if needed. If PAGENAME is provided, the named wiki page will be output.

Options:

--technote|-t DATETIME|TECHNOTE-ID
Specifies that a technote, rather than a wiki page, will be exported. If DATETIME is used, the most recently modified tech note with that DATETIME will output.
-h|--html
The body (only) is rendered in HTML form, without any page header/foot or HTML/BODY tag wrappers.
-H|--HTML
Works like -h|-html but wraps the output in &html>&body>...&/body>&
/html>.
-p|--pre
If -h|-H is used and the page or technote has the text/plain mimetype, its HTML-escaped output will be wrapped in &pre>...&
/pre>.

fossil wiki (create|commit) PAGENAME ?FILE? ?OPTIONS?

Create a new or commit changes to an existing wiki page or technote from FILE or from standard input. PAGENAME is the name of the wiki entry or the timeline comment of the technote.

Options:

-M|--mimetype TEXT-FORMAT
The mime type of the update. Defaults to the type used by the previous version of the page, or text/x-fossil-wiki. Valid values are: text/x-fossil-wiki, text/x-markdown and text/plain. fossil, markdown or plain can be specified as synonyms of these values.
-t|--technote DATETIME
Specifies the timestamp of the technote to be created or updated. When updating a tech note the most recently modified tech note with the specified timestamp will be updated.
-t|--technote TECHNOTE-ID
Specifies the technote to be updated by its technote id.
--technote-tags TAGS
The set of tags for a technote.
--technote-bgcolor COLOR
The color used for the technote on the timeline.

fossil wiki list ?OPTIONS?
fossil wiki ls ?OPTIONS?

Lists all wiki entries, one per line, ordered case-insensitively by name.

Options:

-t|--technote
Technotes will be listed instead of pages. The technotes will be in order of timestamp with the most recent first.
-s|--show-technote-ids
The id of the tech note will be listed along side the timestamp. The tech note id will be the first word on each line. This option only applies if the --technote option is also specified.

DATETIME may be "now" or "YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SS.SSS". If in year-month-day form, it may be truncated, the "T" may be replaced by a space, and it may also name a timezone offset from UTC as "-HH:MM" (westward) or "+HH:MM" (eastward). Either no timezone suffix or "Z" means UTC.

The "Sandbox" wiki pseudo-page is a special case. Its name is checked case-insensitively and either "create" or "commit" may be used to update its contents.

zip (2nd tier command)
Usage: fossil zip VERSION OUTPUTFILE [OPTIONS]

Generate a ZIP archive for a check-in. If the --name option is used, its argument becomes the name of the top-level directory in the resulting ZIP archive. If --name is omitted, the top-level directory name is derived from the project name, the check-in date and time, and the artifact ID of the check-in.

The GLOBLIST argument to --exclude and --include can be a comma-separated list of glob patterns, where each glob pattern may optionally be enclosed in "..." or '...' so that it may contain commas. If a file matches both --include and --exclude then it is excluded.

Options:

-X|--exclude GLOBLIST
Comma-separated list of GLOBs of files to exclude
--include GLOBLIST
Comma-separated list of GLOBs of files to include
--name DIRECTORYNAME
The name of the top-level directory in the archive
-R REPOSITORY
Specify a Fossil repository