Workspaces command (Team Foundation Version Control)
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The workspaces command displays information about workspaces in the system and updates cached information about a user name or computer name change on an Azure DevOps server.
To use the workspaces command, you must have the Read permission set to Allow. For more information, see Default TFVC permissions.
tf workspaces [/owner:ownername] [/computer:computername] [/collection:TeamProjectCollectionUrl] [/format:(brief|detailed|xml)] [/updateUserName:oldUserName] [/updateComputerName:oldComputerName] [workspacename][/login:username,[password]]
tf workspaces /remove:(*|workspace1[,workspace2,...]) /collection:(*|TeamProjectCollectionUrl)
Provides a value to the /owner option. Specify "" to match workspaces created by any user.
Provides a value to the /computer option. Specify "" to match workspaces on any computer.
Specifies the name of a workspace to display information about. If a workspacename is not specified, information is displayed about all the workspaces in a server. You can also use the "*" wildcard character to display information about all workspaces for a server.
Provides the old user name for the /updateUserName option.
Provides the old computer name for the /updateComputerName option.
The URL of the project collection that contains the workspaces about which you want to display information (for example, http://myserver:8080/tfs/DefaultCollection).
Provides a value to the /login option. You can specify a username value as either DOMAIN<em>UserName or UserName.
Specifies the name of the user who created the workspace. If no owner is specified, Team Foundation returns information about workspaces owned by the current user only.
Specifies the name of a client computer by which to filter the list of workspaces for the server. If no computer is specified, Team Foundation returns information about workspaces on the current computer only.
Specifies the format of the workspace information. Brief returns workspace information without mappings. Detailed returns workspace information and also the mappings. Xml returns workspace information, mapping, latest access date, and also the owner aliases. The detailed format can only be used when the /collection option is specified. Brief is the default value.
Updates security identification information on the Team Foundation server for a user whose network user name has been changed. If you specify this option, you must also specify a project collection by using the /collection option.
Instructs Team Foundation to update its tables to reflect a change in the name of a client computer. If you specify this option, you must also specify a project collection by using the /collection option.
Removes the specified workspace entries for the specified project collection from the client cache.
Specifies the project collection.
Specifies the user name and password to authenticate the user with Team Foundation Server.
The workspaces command of the tf command-line utility displays information about workspaces on the current computer, owned by a specified user, or for all workspaces associated with a specific Team Foundation Server. For each workspace, Team Foundation displays the name, owner, comment, and computer name. With detailed output, it also shows the workspace mappings. Unless you provide a filter such as owner, computer or workspace name, Team Foundation only displays information about the workspaces that you have created.
For more information about how to edit workspace properties, see Workspace Command.
For more information on how to find the tf command-line utility, see Use Team Foundation version control commands.
The following example displays a list of all workspaces for the current user on the current computer.
The following example displays the list of all workspaces for all users on all computers that have been created in the following project collection at the address
c:\projects>tf workspaces /owner:* /computer:* /collection:http://myserver:8080/tfs/DefaultCollection
The following example displays detailed information about all workspaces that the current user has created in the project collection at the address
c:\projects>tf workspaces /computer:* /format:detailed /collection:http://myserver:8080/tfs/DefaultCollection
The following example displays detailed information including a list of workspace mappings about the workspace "WS1," which is owned by the current user and is located on the current computer.
c:\projects>tf workspaces /format:detailed /collection:http://myserver:8080/tfs/DefaultCollection WS1
The following example removes all cached workspaces from the cache in the project collection at the address
c:\projects>tf workspaces /remove:* /collection:http://myserver:8080/tfs/DefaultCollection