Repository for Team Copernicium's DVCS.


$ [sudo] gem install copernicium

cn usage

starting out
init - create a new repository
status - check repo status
history - show repo commits
help - show more commands
commit [files] <-m message>
branch [opt] [branch]
  -r | rename current branch
  -c | create a new branch
  -d | delete a branch
checkout <commit id> [files]
clean [files] [commit/branch]
clone <user> <remote url>
push <user> <remote url>
pull <user> <remote url>
merge <branch>
-v: print version
-h: show help

Note: [optional] <required>


Note: clone, push and pull require ssh keys to be setup on the hosting server.

If you are having trouble installing Copernicium as a ruby gem, you can try the following to install it in a PATH folder where you have write access. For example, this will install cn in ~/bin:

$ gem install copernicium -n~/bin

ssh keys

If SSH keys are not setup, you will be required to provide a user and password for each use of the push, pull and clone methods. In order to avoid this, SSH keys can be used, which allow the user to only supply a password. First, change to the .ssh folder in the home directory of the user:

    $ cd ~/.ssh

To generate an ssh key on the local machine, use the command:

    $ ssh-keygen -t dsa

Use the provided configurations from the program and do not enter a password. Once this is done, you will have the files id_dsa and in the .ssh folder. You will need to move the contents of the public key to your remote server. Copy the contents of the file and log onto the remote server. Navigate to the .ssh folder and open the authorized_keys file and add the contents of the public key to a line:

    $ cd ~/.ssh
    $ echo [public key info] > authorized_keys

You should now be able to use the push, pull, and origin functions using only the username.


First, clone this repository:

$ git clone

To install all runtime and testing dependencies, run:

$ [sudo] gem install rake
$ rake setup

To run the entire test suite, run rake test. To run a specific test suite:

$ rake test[pushpull]

To show information about each module's tests, and branches commits, run:

$ rake info