bk pull(7.3.3)               BitKeeper User’s Manual              bk pull(7.3.3)

       bk pull − update a repository from its parent[s]

       bk pull [−iqRsTuv] [−cn] [−rrev] [parent ...]

       bk pull updates a repository from its incoming parent[s].  Changes are
       retrieved and automatically applied, if possible.  You will only be asked
       to resolve conflicts by hand if a file has overlapping changes (changes
       where both repositories have touched the same line in the same file).

       To see what would be pulled run

           bk changes ‐aR

       bk pull normally runs resolve, the tool which applies the pulled changes,
       automatically.  Resolve will look at each change, make sure there are no
       conflicts that it can’t merge, and apply the change.  You may have to (or
       want to) run resolve manually.  If you do not want automatic merges,
       i.e., you want to diff them by hand, then use the −i option.  If resolve
       was run automatically and it found conflicts, the changes have not been
       applied; you will need to run an interactive resolve to merge and apply
       the changes.

       You can override the default parent by specifying a different one.  Doing
       so changes the parent for the duration of this command only.

       If you’ve pulled in error you may use bk unpull to remove the changesets
       introduced by the pull.  Please read the bk unpull man page for important
       information about what is and is not unpulled.

       In non‐nested BitKeeper, after you have pulled from a given repository,
       it is safe to delete the sending side as all the changes it contained
       have been transferred. This is not necessarily true in a nested
       collection since the set of components populated in the sending side and
       the set of components populated in the receiving side might not be the

       In order to solve this problem, BitKeeper utilizes gates, which are
       repositories that you set up as permanent (e.g. integration repositories
       or masters). The URLs for the gates are remembered by BitKeeper and used
       when pulling from non‐gate repositories.

       When pulling from a nested repository, if the sending side of the pull is
       not a gate, BitKeeper will default to ’safe’ mode. In safe mode, all
       components populated in the sending side that are not found in gates are
       transferred to the receiving side. This preserves the attribute that
       pulling from a repository transfers all unique information thus allowing
       the sending side of the pull to be deleted.

       When pulling from a gate, BitKeeper defaults to unsafe mode. In this
       mode, only the components that are populated in the receiving side are
       included in the pull. ChangeSets made to components in the sending side
       (the gate) that are not populated in the receiving side will not be
       transferred. In this case, removing the sending side (the gate) could
       result in lost work. Only mark as gates repositories that you know are
       not going to be deleted.

       When pulling in safe mode, BitKeeper will try hard not to break the
       aliases in the sending side while at the same time minimizing the amount
       of information that needs to be transferred to the receiving side. This
       means that if the sending side has many aliases populated, and only some
       of those would be sufficient to account for all the components with
       unique work, only those aliases would be transferred.

       An example: suppose the sending side has components A and B, with new
       work in both.  Suppose the receiving repository just has A.  Pulling from
       the sending side is considered "unsafe" when only the A csets are sent
       but "safe" when the A csets and B component are sent.

       −−auto−populate automatically populate missing components as needed to
                       perform a "safe" pull.

       −−auto−port automatically turn the pull into a port if needed.
                   Only works in standalone repositories. Useful when
                   multiple parents are a combination of standalone and
       −−batch     Pass −−batch to resolve (−−batch means do not do
                   interactive resolve of any conflicts, leave that for
                   later.)  Mutually exclusive with −i.
       −cn         try to get the remote lock n times before giving up
                   (default forever).
       −Eenv=val   Export environment variable to remote site.  The
                   environment variable must start with BKU_.
       −i          Turn off automerge feature in resolve.  For each file
                   with parallel work, you are prompted to examine the
                   changes and either manually or automatically merge
                   them.  Mutually exclusive with −−batch.
       −q          Be quiet.
       −R          Do not run resolve at all.  You must run bk resolve
       −rrev       Pull up to and including this revision, but exclude
                   later changes.  (Or key or changeset revision. See bk
                   help terms under ’rev argument’)
       −−safe      In a nested collection, using this option means that
                   the source repository may be safely removed after a
                   successful pull.  Either the destination received
                   everything that the source had, or the non‐pulled
                   components were found in a safe location (a gate).
                   This option is implied when pulling from a nested
                   collection that is not a gate.  This option has no
                   effect in a traditional standalone repository.  See
                   also −−unsafe below.
       −−stats     After finishing the pull, print statistics about what
                   was pulled. The format is compatible with the output
                   of bk diff ‐‐stats‐only.  This option can be
                   permanently turned on with the stats_after_pull
                   configuration variable. See bk help config for more
       −T          Pass −T to resolve (−T means do not use the GUI
       −u          Do not complete the pull if there are local
                   changesets, i.e., insist that this operation is an
                   update operation.
       −−unsafe    In a nested collection, using this option means that
                   the source repository may contain work that is not
                   pulled into the destination.  −−unsafe means pull
                   updates only to the components and/or aliases
                   populated in the destination.  This option has no
                   effect in a traditional standalone repository.  This
                   option is implied when pulling from a gate.  See also
                   −−safe above.
       −v          Be verbose by listing each file.

       bk‐bkd, bk‐changes, bk‐gate, bk‐parent, bk‐push, bk‐resolve, bk‐
       triggers, bk‐unpull


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