Version 1 (modified by t2y, 3 years ago) (diff)

added initial document

Provides a feature like Biff for file in repository


TracChangeFileBiffPlugin is useful to query or monitor certain file in the repository when someone will update it.

Note: TracChangeFileBiffPlugin requires Trac 1.0 or higher since it uses the list format of text type. (TracTicketsCustomFields)


  • Provides a feature like Biff for file in repository


  1. Enable TracChangeFileBiffPlugin in Plugins page.
  1. Access to File Biff admin panel

The option of ticket-custom section would be added when you access to File Biff admin page like this.

filebiff = text
filebiff.format = list
filebiff.label = Biff       ; change filed label as you like
filebiff.multiple = true    ; this option is used by TracMultiSelectBoxPlugin
filebiff.options =          ; will be set when you configure File Biff settings
filebiff.size = 3           ; this option is used by TracMultiSelectBoxPlugin
  1. Configure a File Biff settings


  • White-space is not allowed to include into Name
  • Cc and Filename are configured multiple values separated by comma.
  • The glob pattern for Filename is allowed with fnmatch module.

Added [changefilebiff] section after you configured File Biff settings like this.

[changefilebiff] = user1
biff.2e320ca20d1aed6a.filename = *.txt, *.text = text-files = user2, guest1
biff.319ddde3cb437ffc.filename = *.properties = property-files = user1, user2
biff.dd487b83e5e76d08.filename = *.gif, *.png, *.jpg = Image-files
biff_keys = dd487b83e5e76d08, 319ddde3cb437ffc, 2e320ca20d1aed6a


set Biff value automatically when a user committed into the repository

Operation Tips

integrate TracMultiSelectBoxPlugin

To integrate TracMultiSelectBoxPlugin is good practice for ticket maintenance like this.

Bugs/Feature Requests

Existing bugs and feature requests for TracChangeFileBiffPlugin are here.

If you have any issues, create a new ticket.


Download the archived source from here.


You can clone TracChangeFileBiffPlugin from here using Mercurial, or browse the source.

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Author: t2y
Maintainer: t2y

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