[p4] Taking work offline from P4 cli?
r.johan.nilsson at gmail.com
Mon Aug 30 00:49:48 PDT 2010
Gabor Maghera wrote:
> I've been wanting to do the same but I haven't really tried to do
> this. Have not found any docs about using cli to go offline, but I
> did notice that P4V creates a local server (with librarian files et
> al). There might be a way to take the server offline via P4V, and then
> pointing the cli P4 client to it. I'd love to be able to do this, I
> hope someone has figured it out.
After some initial hinting from Robert Cowham (thanks!), and later contact
with Perforce Support, I've been using the P4 CLI when working offline a
couple of times. AFAIK you need to go offline using P4V initially, but once
that's done you can use the CLI for offline work on that specific workspace.
IIRC, when you go offline, P4V will create a special P4CONFIG file for you
in your workspace root directory. In order to work offline from the CLI you
can just set your P4CONFIG variable to point to that file. At this point you
can also try "p4 offline help" for some hints. The output from this command
seems to indicate that you can subsequently switch the workspace between
offline/online using the CLI once the initial setup is done:
p4 offline help
offline -- Manage offline connections
offlines -- Display list of known offline connections
p4 offline help
p4 offline -i [ <port> [ <user> ]]
p4 offline -o [ <port> [ <user> ]]
p4 offline offline [ -f ] [ -L <file> ] [ <port> [ <user> ]]
p4 offline online [ -a ] [ -f ] [ -L <file> ] [ <port> [ <user> ]]
p4 offline changed
All commands take a [ <port> [ <user> ]] pair, which
identifies the offline connection. If <user> omitted, p4 users
current user. If <port> omitted, p4 uses the port specified in
p4ob's -o<port> launch argument. <user> must be omitted when
'p4 offline help' displays this message.
-i causes p4 to read an offline connection specification from
standard input. P4 does not invoke the user's editor.
-o causes p4 to write an offline connection specification to
standard output. P4 does not invoke the user's editor.
-f causes 'p4 offline offline' to switch to offline mode, even
if already offline, or 'p4 offline online' to switch to online
mode, even if already online.
-L <file> writes a log of commands run during this command.
'p4 offline offline' switches a connection to offline mode.
P4 records file and perforce state in offline support files.
'p4 offline online' switches a connection to online mode.
All files changed while offline are opened online.
-a causes 'p4 offline online' to attempt an automatic switch
to online mode. p4 will copy each offline changelist to online,
then submit, if there are no conflicts.
'p4 offline changed' returns a list of all changes submitted
offline since most recent 'p4 offline offline'.
'p4 offlines' reports the list of all known offline
connections. The report includes the online/offline stat of
Regards / Johan
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