DevCamps Documentation: refresh-camp


refresh-camp - refresh various components within a camp



 refresh-camp [options]

The following options are available:


This help message.


The number of the camp to refresh; if not specified, attempts to determine the camp number from the current working directory.


Rebuild the templated configuration files of the specified camp.


Rebuild the database of the specified camp.


Refresh the non-versioned files of the specified camp.


Perform an update on your camp for the version control system appropriate to that camp.

Note that while use of "--usage" will short-circuit anything else, the other options may be combined as one sees fit in a single call.


As camps are an intersection of version control and factory-generated configuration files, it makes sense to understand the implications of a "refresh" before attempting one.

It is assumed that you're using some kind of version control, and that the version control repository amounts for the bulk of the project. Performing a "--vcs" refresh will simply call the version control system's "up" command on the camp/working-copy.

The database is not so easily managed with version control, and it is assumed that there is always a canonical database schema in existence from which new camp databases are constructed. Performing a "--db" refresh will wipe out your camp's existing database and replace it with a freshly-built one. It doesn't refresh things by merging changes, it merely replaces whatever's in your camp with what's in the canonical database source. So, this is a destructive refresh; it isn't potentially additive or a merge the way a "--vcs" refresh is.

It is commonly the case that certain files in a system do not apply readily to version control, for whatever reason, and are managed differently. The "copy paths" portion of Camp::Master accounts for this, and using the "--file" refresh will cause all files managed through the copy-paths.yml config for your camp type to be updated appropriately (typically via rsync) from the canonical source. This probably means that any custom files you had in these paths would be lost.


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