|Title:||equivalent to `darcs add` or `git add -p`|
|Last Modified:||2019-11-14 11:40:12|
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I'm missing a feature to add only parts of a file, not a whole file at once.
This is important for me to keep commits focused around a specific topic.
Current workflow in fossil:
edit some-file.rb # hacking away, i have an epiphany that solves most of the # problems on earth, so i implement it before i forget it again. cp some-file.rb some-file.rb.bak # I noticed that I actually solved two different problems, so # I would like to announce them separately, but how? # Right, by making a backup first... edit some-file.rb # Now I removed one of the features, leaving only one in the file. fossil add some-file.rb fossil commit -m "Add the feed_the_world method" # well, you know what that is. mv some-file.txt.bak some-file.rb # and finally I move the backup back in place so the second # feature can be added. fossil add some-file.rb fossil commit -m "Add the cure_aids method" # and again commit that.
What I'd like to do instead, in case you are not familiar with git, is along the lines of the article here: http://tomayko.com/writings/the-thing-about-git. I didn't write it, but it pretty much expresses what I feel is missing in order for me to consider daily use of fossil. The description above is only about one file, now imagine having to do that over 5 files (average number of files in my commits).
Thank you, I'm really impressed otherwise. Maybe there is a feature that I haven't found in the documentation yet that helps with this?