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About this project

px is an extended command line client for Perforce. It's designed to be a drop-in replacement for p4, with extended features.

  • Portable: Written in C++, it should run on Windows, Mac, and modern Unix variants.
  • Extensible: new commands are fairly easy to add.
  • Compatible with p4. Existing p4 commands should behave the same, and extended commands should follow similar syntax.


Extended Global Options

-F

The -F <format> will run the command in tagged mode, and output custom formatted messages. Tagged variables will be substituted for each message. For example:

C:\ px -F "%depotFile%#%rev%" files @1234,@1234
//depot/path/foo#3
//depot/path/bar#4

In this case, the variables 'depotFile' and 'rev' (case sensitive) are substituted for each file in changelist 1234. This can be particularly useful for simple scripting and one-liners, as it can produce the exact output required as input into a 'p4 -x -' command.

-X

The -X <file> global option works similarly to the -x option, but it runs the commands one at a time. This is useful for commands that do not allow multiple arguments. For example, to unfix all jobs on a changelist, you can run this one-liner:

c:\ px -F "%Job%" fixes -c 1234 | px -X - fix -d -c 1234

P4COLORS

When P4COLORS is set (Windows only), output is color coded for Errors, Warnings, and Messages. You can set P4COLORS like any other Perforce environment variable, although there is no command line switch. P4COLORS must be exactly 3 characters, each 0 through F, signifying the following:

    0 = Black       8 = Gray
    1 = Blue        9 = Light Blue
    2 = Green       A = Light Green
    3 = Aqua        B = Light Aqua
    4 = Red         C = Light Red
    5 = Purple      D = Light Purple
    6 = Yellow      E = Light Yellow
    7 = White       F = Bright White

For example, with P4COLORS=FEC px will print informational messages in bright white, warnings in yellow, and errors in red... which is a reasonably attractive output with a black background.

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Extended Commands

set

Although set is part of the p4 command-line client, it is implemented only on the client, and therefore needed to be added to px. It behaves the same as the p4 set command.

jobfiles

Outputs files in changelists that are fixed by the specified job(s). Each revision of a file fixed by the job(s) will be output. The -s flag will limit the output to only the highest revision of a file fixed by a job.

md5

Displays the md5 digest of a local file using the same logic as the server. On Windows, Perforce normalizes the line-endings for text files, so md5sum output will be inacurate. The md5 command uses Perforce's logic, so you can compare local digests to the ones computed on the server. Also, md5 will use Perforce's logic to interogate the type of the local file (although it will not honor the typemap config). The -t flag can be used to force the file as text or binary.

addr

Recursively opens for add an entire local directory hierarchy. Local hierarchies must be formated with a '...' at the end and no other wildcards. Paths can be either relative or absolute, and a trailing slash (or backslash) must precede the '...'. Here are a few examples:

c:\clientroot\path\to\files\> px addr ...
c:\> px addr c:\clientroot\path\to\files\...
c:\clientroot\> px addr path\to\files\...
~/p4/path/to/files/ > px addr ...
~/ > px addr /home/user/p4/path/to/files/...
~/p4/ >  px addr path/to/files/...

rollback

Rolls back a submitted changelist. (See the rollback project page.)


License

 * px *

Copyright (c) 2008 Shawn Hladky

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Portions from p4u and p4dctl
http://public.perforce.com:8080/guest/tony_smith/perforce/p4u/
http://public.perforce.com:8080/guest/tony_smith/perforce/p4dctl/

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