Remotely editing Trac using a command line interface

Notice: This plugin is unmaintained and available for adoption.


This script is a command line interface allowing the manipulation of Trac objects. It is a Python based interface to the most used Trac functions. For example, it can be used to script releases and help build release candidates.

Key features:

  • reading wiki pages
  • editing wiki pages from the shell, commit message style
  • reading tickets or ticket attributes
  • creating tickets
  • updating ticket attributes

A wrapper for editing wiki pages directly inside emacs is also included, though this is rudimentary.

See the following examples:

Getting a ticket:

$ ticket 1
1 status reopened
1 type defect
1 description Test patch
1 description 
1 description Something went tits. Fix it!
1 reporter admin
1 cc 
1 ticket_status sign off requested
1 component tech.homepage
1 summary Test patch
1 priority minor
1 owner nferrier
1 version 
1 milestone 
1 keywords 
1 resolution fixed

Getting a ticket attribute:

$ ticketdetail 1 resolution
#1 resolution: fixed

Getting a wiki page:

$ wiki TracGuide | head -n15
(:tracwikiproperties (
:comment ""
:lastModified "20090410T15:29:13"
:version "2"
:name "TracGuide"
:author "trac"

= The Trac User and Administration Guide =

The TracGuide is meant to serve as a starting point for all documentation regarding Trac usage and development. The guide is a free document, a collaborative effort, and a part of the [ Trac Project] itself.

== Table of Contents ==
Currently available documentation:
 * TracGuide (This page)  -- Documentation starting point.

A more complex example is the use in a release candidate maker, where a number of repos in a distributed revision control system are pulled together to make a release candidate: ticket $TICKETS \
  | sed -rne 's,^([0-9]+).*[^h](http(s)*://[^] ]+).*,\1 \2,p' \
  | awk '{print $2}' \
  | xargs hg in 

This shows incoming patches from hg repos mentioned in $TICKETS.

Bugs/Feature Requests

Existing bugs and feature requests for TracCmdScript are here.

If you have any issues, create a new ticket.


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Download the zipped source from here.


You can check out TracCmdScript from here using Subversion, or browse the source with Trac.


General instructions on installing Trac plugins can be found on the TracPlugins page.

The xmlrpc support must be enabled by installing XmlRpcPlugin, as everything is done via xmlrpc.

Recent Changes

17002 by rjollos on 2017-11-26 17:58:18
Fix match for HTTPS

Patch by walty8.

Fixes #13339.

17001 by rjollos on 2017-11-26 17:57:31
Conform to PEP8
16557 by rjollos on 2017-04-20 06:11:21
Fix unable to connect using INI file authentication


Author: nicferrier
Maintainer: none (needsadoption)

Last modified 7 years ago Last modified on Sep 6, 2017, 9:19:32 AM