Getting started

Dulwich comes with both a lower-level API and higher-level plumbing ("porcelain").

For example, to use the lower level API to access the commit message of the last commit:

>>> from dulwich.repo import Repo
>>> r = Repo('.')
>>> r.head()
'57fbe010446356833a6ad1600059d80b1e731e15'
>>> c = r[r.head()]
>>> c
<Commit 015fc1267258458901a94d228e39f0a378370466>
>>> c.message
'Add note about encoding.\n'

And to print it using porcelain:

>>> from dulwich import porcelain
>>> porcelain.log('.', max_entries=1)
--------------------------------------------------
commit: 57fbe010446356833a6ad1600059d80b1e731e15
Author: Jelmer Vernooń≥ <jelmer@jelmer.uk>
Date:   Sat Apr 29 2017 23:57:34 +0000

Add note about encoding.

Further documentation

The dulwich documentation can be found on the web.

API reference.