Bazaar is a distributed versioning system.
Most used commands
Create local branch
bzr init bzr add file1 file2 fileN bzr commit -m "Initial import"
Create local repo
bzr init-repo bzr init trunk bzr init branches bzr init tags
Copy remote repo
bzr branch bzr://path/to/repo
This copies the branch to your local directory. The two repos are still independent.
Convert to checkout
bzr bind bzr://path/to/repo
Connects to that repository so commits are always made on both repos unless the
--local parameter is given. Local commits can be merged later by
bzr update followed by
unbind removes the connection with the parent repo.
Import SVN dump file
svn2bzr.py svn.dump bzr/
You can then push the repo to the central repo by issuing
bzr push bzr/ bzr://path/to/central/repo