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App::Pinto::Command::init - create a new repository


version 0.12


  pinto --root=REPOSITORY_ROOT init [OPTIONS]


This command creates a new repository. If the target directory does not exist, it will be created for you. If it does already exist, then it must be empty. You can set the configuration properties of the new repository using the command line options listed below.


The path to the repository root directory can also be be given as an argument, which will silently override the --root option. So the following are equivalent:

  pinto --root=/some/directory init
  pinto init /some/directory



A brief description of the initial stack. Defaults to "the initial stack". This option is only allowed if the STACK argument is given.


Do not mark the initial stack as the default stack. If you choose not to mark the default stack, then you'll be required to specify the --stack option for most commands. You can always mark (or unmark) the default stack at any time by using the default command.


Sets the default recursion behavior for the pull add add commands. --recurse means that commands will be recursive by default. --no-recurse means commands will not be recursive. If you do not specify either of these, it defaults to being recursive. However, each command can always override this default.


The URI of the upstream repository where distributions will be pulled from. This is usually the URI of a CPAN mirror, and it defaults to http://cpan.perl.org and http://backpan.perl.org. But it could also be a CPAN::Mini mirror, or another Pinto repository.

You can specify multiple repository URIs by repeating the --source option. Repositories that appear earlier in the list have priority over those that appear later. See Pinto::Manual for more information about using multiple upstream repositories.


Sets the name of the initial stack. Stack names must be alphanumeric plus hyphens, underscores, and periods, and are not case-sensitive. Defaults to master.


Jeffrey Ryan Thalhammer <jeff@stratopan.com>


This software is copyright (c) 2015 by Jeffrey Ryan Thalhammer.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.