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If you visit a project on Launchpad, you can see all active branches of all developers involved in the project.

Is there a bzr command to do the same without visiting the project's page on Launchpad in a browser?

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I don't know of any bzr command that does this, but it's actually very easy to script using the Launchpad python API. For instance:

#!/usr/bin/env python
import os, sys
from launchpadlib.launchpad import Launchpad

cachedir = os.path.expanduser("~/.launchpadlib/cache/")
launchpad = Launchpad.login_anonymously('find_branches',

    project = launchpad.projects[sys.argv[1]]
    for b in project.getBranches():
        if b.lifecycle_status not in ["Abandoned", "Merged"]:
            print b.bzr_identity
except KeyError:
    print "Project unknown... \nUsage: " + sys.argv[0] + " lp_project_name"

So with python deluge we get:


You can run wild with it and do things like sort by date_created, date_last_modified, or create your own heuristic for what branches are interesting to you. See:

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Bazaar is a version control system no more then that, completely separate project from Launchpad.

It is possible to parse directly the project branches HTML page or its Atom news feed.

  1. Declare a shell function:

    lslp() {
        wget -q -O -$1/branches.atom | xml2 | grep "/feed/entry/title=" | cut -c 19-;
    • wget -q -O -

      get branches news feed (Atom xml)

    • xml2

      convert XML document to a flat format

    • grep "/feed/entry/title="

      filter out lines with "/feed/entry/title=", XML nodes that contain branch name

    • cut -c 19-

      remove "/feed/entry/title=" from result lines.

  2. Example:

    $ lslp deluge
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