scalar clone [--single-branch] [--branch <main-branch>] [--full-clone] <url> [<enlistment>] scalar list scalar register [<enlistment>] scalar unregister [<enlistment>] scalar run ( all | config | commit-graph | fetch | loose-objects | pack-files ) [<enlistment>] scalar reconfigure [ --all | <enlistment> ] scalar diagnose [<enlistment>] scalar delete <enlistment>
An important Scalar concept is the enlistment: this is the top-level directory of the project. It usually contains the subdirectory src/ which is a Git worktree. This encourages the separation between tracked files (inside src/) and untracked files, such as build artifacts (outside src/). When registering an existing Git worktree with Scalar whose name is not src, the enlistment will be identical to the worktree.
The scalar command implements various subcommands, and different options depending on the subcommand. With the exception of clone, list and reconfigure --all, all subcommands expect to be run in an enlistment.
The following options can be specified before the subcommand:
The sparse-checkout feature is enabled (except when run with --full-clone) and the only files present are those in the top-level directory. Use git sparse-checkout set to expand the set of directories you want to see, or git sparse-checkout disable to expand to all files (see git-sparse-checkout(1) for more details). You can explore the subdirectories outside your sparse-checkout by using git ls-tree HEAD[:<directory>].
-b <name>, --branch <name>
Further fetches into the resulting repository will only update the remote-tracking branch for the branch this option was used for the initial cloning. If the HEAD at the remote did not point at any branch when --single-branch clone was made, no remote-tracking branch is created.
Note: when this subcommand is called in a worktree that is called src/, its parent directory is considered to be the Scalar enlistment. If the worktree is not called src/, it itself will be considered to be the Scalar enlistment.
These tasks are run automatically as part of the scheduled maintenance, as soon as the repository is registered with Scalar. It should therefore not be necessary to run this subcommand manually.
The config task is specific to Scalar and configures all those opinionated default settings that make Git work more efficiently with large repositories. As this task is run as part of scalar clone automatically, explicit invocations of this task are rarely needed.
With the --all option, all enlistments currently registered with Scalar will be reconfigured. Use this option after each Scalar upgrade.
The output of this command is a .zip file that is written into a directory adjacent to the worktree in the src directory.