=head1 Name

sqitch-rework - Rework a database change

=head1 Synopsis

  sqitch  rework [options] [<dependency-options>] name

=head1 Description

This command allows for the reworking of an existing database change. It is
best used only under the following circumstances:


=item *

There are production deployments, so that you cannot revert to before the
change, modify it, and then re-deploy. Just reverting, modifying, and
re-deploying is the thing to do while developing the database, but once it
has been released and deployed to production, you must not change previous
change scripts.

=item *

The modifications will be L<idempotent|https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idempotence>.
In other words, either the earlier instance of the change or the new, reworked
instance can be run any number of times, and the outcome of each will be the same.
They must not break each other in case one needs to deploy and revert changes.

=item *

A tag must have been applied to the plan since the previous instance of the
change. This is required so that Sqitch can disambiguate the two instances of
the change. It's a good idea to always tag a release anyway. If you haven't,
see L<sqitch-tag>.


If all of these hold, then feel free to rework an existing change.

In effect, reworking a change is similar to L<adding one|sqitch-add>. However,
rather than writing new files for the change, the C<rework> command copies the
files for the existing change. The new files are named with the tag that comes
between the changes, and serves as the file for the original change. This
leaves you free to edit the existing files.

By default, the C<rework> command will rework the change in the default plan
and the scripts to any top directories for that plan, as defined by the core
configuration and command-line options. This works well for projects in which
there is a single plan with separate top directories for each engine, for
example. Pass the C<--all> option to have it iterate over all known plans and
top directories (as specified for engines and targets) and rework the change
to them all. Of course, the a change by that name must exist in all the plans
of the reworking will fail.

To specify which plans to in which to rework the change, pass the target,
engine, or plan file names to tag as arguments. Use C<--change> to
disambiguate the and change name from the other parameters if necessary (or
preferable). See L</Examples> for examples.

=head1 Options


=item C<-c>

=item C<--change>

=item C<--change-name>

The name of the change to rework. The name can be specified with or without
this option, but the option can be useful for disambiguating the change name
from other arguments.

=item C<-r>

=item C<--requires>

Name of a change that is required by the new change. May be specified multiple
times. See L<sqitchchanges> for the various ways in which changes can be

=item C<-x>

=item C<--conflicts>

Name of a change that conflicts with the new change. May be specified multiple
times. See L<sqitchchanges> for the various ways in which changes can be

=item C<-a>

=item C<--all>

Rework the change in all plans in the project. Cannot be mixed with target,
engine, or plan file name arguments; doing so will result in an error. Useful
for multi-plan projects in which changes should be kept in sync. Overrides the
value of the C<add.all> configuration; use C<--no-all> to override a true
C<add.all> configuration.

=item C<-n>

=item C<--note>

A brief note describing the purpose of the reworking. The note will be
attached to the change as a comment. Multiple invocations will be concatenated
together as separate paragraphs.

For you Git folks out there, C<-m> also works.

=item C<-e>

=item C<--edit>

=item C<--open-editor>

Open the generated change scripts in an editor.

=item C<--no-edit>

=item C<--no-open-editor>

Do not open the change scripts in an editor. Useful when L<C<rework.open_editor>>
is true.

=item C<--plan-file>

=item C<-f>

Path to the deployment plan file. Overrides target, engine, and core
configuration values. Defaults to F<$top_dir/sqitch.plan>.


=head1 Examples

Rework a change in a project and be prompted for a note.

  sqitch rework widgets

Rework a change and specify the note.

  sqitch rework sprockets --note 'Reworks the sprockets view.'

Rework a change that requires the C<users> change from earlier in the plan.

  sqitch rework contacts --requires users -n 'Reworks the contacts view.'

Rework a change that requires multiple changes, including the change named
C<extract> from a completely different Sqitch project named C<utilities>:

  sqitch rework coffee -r users -r utilities:extract -n 'Mmmmm...coffee!'

Rework a change only to the plan used by the C<vertica> engine in a project:

  sqitch rework --change logs vertica -n 'Reworks the logs view in Vertica.'

Rework a change in two plans in a project, and generate the scripts only for
those plans:

  sqitch rework -a coolfunctions sqlite.plan pg.plan -n 'Reworks functions.'

=head1 Configuration Variables


=item C<rework.all>

Rework the change to all the plans in the project. Useful for multi-plan projects
in which changes should be kept in sync. May be overridden by C<--all>,
C<--no-all>, or target, engine, and plan file name arguments.

=item C<rework.open_editor>

Boolean indicating if the rework command should spawn an editor after
generating change scripts.  When true, equivalent to passing C<--edit>.
Defaults off.


=head1 Sqitch

Part of the L<sqitch> suite.