Using subtree with vcsh and mr?

Olaf TNSB still.another.person at
Sat Aug 9 00:13:21 CEST 2014

Hi Michael,

Do you *need* to use submodules or are you just looking to use mr/vcsh to
automate keeping up-to-date?

I use mr/vcsh to keep Emacs orgmode and ESS tracking HEAD. For example my
orgmode checkout+compile vcsh file is here:

Is that what you want to do?


On Aug 9, 2014 12:36 AM, "Michael McCracken" <michael.mccracken at>

> Hi, I've been happily using vcsh and mr for a while, to manage my emacs,
> zsh, git & bzr configs.
> I've hit a problem with integrating third-party code that works with e.g.
> emacs or zsh.
> I suspect I'm missing a straightforward way to solve this, but in searching
> through the vcsh issues on github, it seems like it wasn't solved (or no
> one updated the issue, #27 [1]).
> For example, useful stuff like zsh-git-prompt [2] just has a top-level repo
> with files in it, so if I directly add it as a main repo in vcsh, I'll just
> get those files dumped into $HOME. For that one, I 'solved' it by forking
> and creating the directory structure I wanted [3]. However, that's going to
> be a pain for anything that's more actively developed.
> For example, emacs-helm [4] is really useful, and it's actively developed,
> but look at all those files in the top level just flooding $HOME.
> Any tips?
> Thanks,
> -mike
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