Re: Is the BitKeeper network protocol documented?

From: Andrew Morton (
Date: Sat Jan 18 2003 - 00:02:21 EST

Jamie Lokier <> wrote:
> Thus far, the best solution I have for tracking checkins is to rsync
> the SCCS files from Rik's mirror, and use a Perl script to extract the
> head version from each SCCS file.

Do you not use


It always has the latest diff against the last-released kernel.

I snarf it hourly, so I have decent granularity for doing the
binary-search-to-see-where-it-broke trick.



cd /opt/downloads/bk
rm -f index.html
wget --quiet $URL/index.html
VERSION=$(grep 'patches since' index.html | \
                head -1 | \
                sed -e 's/.*since \([^:]*\).*/\1/')
mkdir -p $VERSION
wget --quiet --timestamping --recursive $URL 2>&1
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