So I somehow ended up in a situation where I had to use darcs for managing a project. I thought fine, have heard a lot about this one, let me try to use it. So I get started — open up the manual, my terminal, the source directory and off we go.
So first, I do a ”darcs initialize” — all well.
Now I want to see what the status of the repository is — what files darcs doesn’t know about yet (all, at this time), what files should be added (again, all) and so on. All SCM’s that I know of (svn, hg, bzr) typically have a nice ”status” command, specifically for this purpoes. But in darcs? No. Nothing of the sort.
There were several other minor nit-picks. All in all, I left with a bad taste in my mouth. Maybe I didn’t know the right commands. But I tried to read up the manual and wiki before I started, and didn’t find what I needed there. I don’t want to be biased against darcs, so if you can help me out in any way, do let me know!