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1= The Trac Repository Browser =
4The Trac repository browser can be used to browse specific revisions of directories
5and files stored in the repositories associated with the Trac environment.
7''(since 0.12)'':
8At the top-level of the repository browser is the '''Repository Index''',
9listing all the configured repositories.
10Each repository has a name which is used as a path prefix in a
11"virtual" file hierarchy encompassing all the available repositories.
12One of the repositories can be configured with an empty name; this is the default repository.  When such a default repository is present, its top-level files and directories
13are also listed, in a '''Default Repository''' section placed before the
14repository index. If the default repository is the only repository associated
15with the Trac environment the '''Repository Index''' will be omitted ^[#note-multirepos (1)]^.
17Directory entries are displayed in a list with sortable columns. The list
18entries can be sorted by ''Name'', ''Size'', ''Age'' or ''Author'' by clicking on the column
19headers. The sort order can be reversed by clicking on a given column
20header again.
22The browser can be used to navigate through the directory structure
23by clicking on the directory names.
24Clicking on a file name will show the contents of the file.
25Clicking on the revision number of a file or directory will take
26you to the TracRevisionLog for that file.
27Note that there's also a ''Revision Log'' navigation link that will do the
28same for the path currently being examined.
29Clicking on the ''diff'' icon after revision number will display the changes made
30to the files modified in that revision.
31Clicking on the ''Age'' of the file - will take you to that changeset in the timeline.
33It's also possible to browse directories or files as they were in history,
34at any given repository revision. The default behavior is to display the
35latest revision but another revision number can easily be selected using
36the ''View revision'' input field at the top of the page.
38The color bar next to the ''Age'' column gives a visual indication of the age
39of the last change to a file or directory, following the convention that
40'''[[span(style=color:#88f,blue)]]''' is oldest and '''[[span(style=color:#f88,red)]]'''
41is newest, but this can be [TracIni#browser-section configured].
43At the top of the browser page, there's a ''Visit'' drop-down menu which you can use
44to select some interesting places in the repository, for example branches or tags.
45This is sometimes referred to as the ''browser quickjump'' facility.
46The precise meaning and content of this menu depends on your repository backend.
47For Subversion, this list contains by default the top-level trunk directory
48and sub-directories of the top-level branches and tags directories
49(`/trunk`, `/branches/*`, and `/tags/*`).  This can be [TracIni#svn-section configured]
50for more advanced cases.
52If you're using a Javascript enabled browser, you'll be able to expand and
53collapse directories in-place by clicking on the arrow head at the right side of a
54directory. Alternatively, the [trac:TracKeys keyboard] can also be used for this:
55 - use `'j'` and `'k'` to select the next or previous entry, starting with the first
56 - `'o'` (open) to toggle between expanded and collapsed state of the selected
57   directory or for visiting the selected file
58 - `'v'` (view, visit) and `'<Enter>'`, same as above
59 - `'r'` can be used to force the reload of an already expanded directory
60 - `'A'` can be used to directly visit a file in annotate (blame) mode
61 - `'L'` to view the log for the selected entry
62If no row has been selected using `'j'` or `'k'` these keys will operate on the entry under the mouse.
65MMM: I guess that some keys are upper case and some lower to avoid conflicts with browser defined keys.
66I find for example in Firefox and IE on windows that 'a' works as well as 'A' but 'l' does not work for 'L'.
67 cboos: 'l' is reserved for Vim like behavior, see #7867
70For the Subversion backend, some advanced additional features are available:
71 - The `svn:needs-lock` property will be displayed
72 - Support for the `svn:mergeinfo` property showing the merged and eligible information
73 - Support for browsing the `svn:externals` property
74   (which can be [TracIni#svn:externals-section configured])
75 - The `svn:mime-type` property is used to select the syntax highlighter for rendering
76   the file. For example, setting `svn:mime-type` to `text/html` will ensure the file is
77   highlighted as HTML, regardless of the file extension. It also allows selecting the character
78   encoding used in the file content. For example, if the file content is encoded in UTF-8,
79   set `svn:mime-type` to `text/html;charset=utf-8`. The `charset=` specification overrides the
80   default encoding defined in the `default_charset` option of the `[trac]` section
81   of [TracIni#trac-section trac.ini].
83MMM: I found this section a bit hard to understand. I changed the first item as I understood that well.
84but I think the other items could be changed also
85 cboos: in the meantime, I've added the ''advanced'' word as a hint this can be a bit complex...
90{{{#!div style="font-size:85%"
91[=#note-multirepos (1)] This means that after upgrading a single-repository Trac of version
920.11 (or below) to a multi-repository Trac (0.12), the repository browser will look and feel
93the same, that single repository becoming automatically the "default" repository.
96See also: TracGuide, TracChangeset, TracFineGrainedPermissions
Note: See TracBrowser for help on using the repository browser.