The ``porcelain’’ is the higher level interface, built on top of the lower level implementation covered in previous chapters of this tutorial. The ``dulwich.porcelain’’ module in Dulwich is aimed to closely resemble the Git command-line API that you are familiar with.

Basic concepts

The porcelain operations are implemented as top-level functions in the dulwich.porcelain'' module. Most arguments can either be strings or more complex Dulwich objects; e.g. a repository argument will either take a string with a path to the repository or an instance of a ``Repo object.

Initializing a new repository

>>> from dulwich import porcelain
>>> repo = porcelain.init("myrepo")

Clone a repository

>>> porcelain.clone("git://github.com/jelmer/dulwich", "dulwich-clone")

Commit changes

>>> r = porcelain.init("testrepo")
>>> open("testrepo/testfile", "w").write("data")
>>> porcelain.add(r, "testrepo/testfile")
>>> porcelain.commit(r, "A sample commit")