Version-control software allows you to keep several versions of a file. Each time the file is changed, a new version is created. Older versions can be retrieved. Related files can be grouped together. Multiple people can edit the same files and their changes can be merged together.

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How best to backup My Documents (maybe with Git?) [closed]

I would like a good process to backup My Documents on my hard drive periodically to an external hard drive or repository. I want to have a snap shot at each backup period, and don't want to waste ...
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Which version of Git to use with Windows

I wish to install Git on Windows 7. There appears to be two versions. I will be using it in conjunction with Tortoise Git. http://msysgit.github.io/ http://git-scm.com/downloads An answer on ...
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How to automatic add file names in git commit message?

When I am writing a commit, I usually have the format: filename: add something I want commit to automatically add filename into the commit message, is that possible? I know about commit templates, ...
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How to split branches on a mercurial repository to make other repositories using HG commands?

For example, I have the following history on my HG repository (i.e. I created a branch on rev. 80), named "Project X": Project X Workbench: ...
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Using git with certificate in PHPStorm

When using PHPStorm, I want to integrate git in my project, but I can't seem to find the option where you specify the private putty key for the current project.. Any ideas?
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Get git-repository commit into different git-repository branch

Consider the following setup: One Repository1 sits on Bitbucket. A local working copy is situated on my machine. I change files locally, commit and push to Repository1. Changes in Repository1 (on ...
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How do I connect Dreamweawer cs6 to Bit Bucket Repository

I have a git repository in Bit Bucket and I would like to configure version control in Dreamweaver cs6. How do I do it? PS: Im a newbie to git.
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Tortoise CVS merge branches

I have two branches DEVELOPPEMENT and DEVELOPPEMENT2. I would like to merge DEVELOPPEMENT and DEVELOPPEMENT2 into a same branch but not in the HEAD yet. How to do it with the Tortoise HMI? I ...
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Version control system for projects involving mixed content [closed]

My question: is there a reliable and simple version control system/mechanism/platform/... for projects with content that is effectively monolithic, opaque stuff? Most of the projects I work on ...
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Git Extensions takes over 1.5 minutes to show a diff of a merge commit due to the diff with parent feature

Git Extensions diff is slow when looking at the diff of a merge commit between two branches that have significantly diverged due to the diff with parent being shown. The diff with parent was added a ...
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Conceal part of a git repository on the remote location

As I am beginning designing my own teaching material, I naturally started using git to keep track of changes and prevent unrecoverable data loss. So I have set up a big git repository with everything ...
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backup / version control hybrid scheme

Any suggestions for how to implement something that's about halfway between version control and a backup system? Specifics: I've been playing around with git and mercurial, and discovering that ...
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updating a macports installed program to the most recent revision

I general use macports to manage as much as I can---emacs, for example. Just now a fix was implemented in emacs for a bug that's been bothering me. Is it possible to incorporate the most recent ...
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How do I remove a component in RTC

Under "My Repository Workspaces > Components" I have several components that I want to remove. I am the owner but I don't have any option to delete them. I have no workspaces created either. How do ...
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Why is hg fetch an unloved extension? [closed]

Mercurial's fetch extenson conveniently pulls and merges from a remote repository. Recently, this feature has been deprecated by the developers. They suggest to avoid it. What would be a convenient ...
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Encrypt files before sending them to Cloud

Recently I switched to GIT along and picked bitbucket to host my code. Now with all the snowden scandal, I decided to review my choices. I really don't want to host my data on my own server, I'd ...
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Make all changes by a user reversible on linux

Is it possible to safe all changes a user does in his home directory? The idea is to be able to recover a home directory if a file is deleted or overwritten. My problem is having an old family member ...
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Rebasing a branch which is public

I'm failing to understand how to use git-rebase, and I consider the following example. Let's start a repository in ~/tmp/repo: $ git init Then add a file foo $ echo "hello world" > foo which ...
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Update the remote of a git branch after name changing

Consider the following situation. A remote repository has two branches master and b1. In addition it has two clones repo1 and repo2 and both have b1 checked out. At some point, in repo1 the name of b1 ...
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How to prevent Excel from modifying the file on exit?

Whenever I open an Excel file and then close it without changing anything, the Excel would modify the file without asking a permission or giving any kind of warning. It modifies just 4 bytes at offset ...
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Can I share a link for downloading a specific file in my public GitHub repository?

Just like the question says... I am looking for a free version control system that allows me to share individual scripts out of a larger project. So, can GitHub or BitBucket do something like this? ...
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Emacs VC: How to merge a specific revision from another branch?

Using Emacs and VC and Subversion, how would I merge a specific revision from another branch into the current branch? That is, I would like to do the equivalent of svn merge -c1234 ...
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Pulling changes into remote tracking feature branch while keeping simple branching workflow

We're a team of a couple of developers that have our master branch and develop features in feature branches. We branch release branches of master when we release. All bug fixes are made in master and ...
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Can you reliably apply 3-way-merges to Office Documents?

I'm looking for a fully reliable, automatically invocable way to merge document changes. Since Microsoft put yet another version of its Office suite on the market this year, there might be a chance ...
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Can I use version control (mercurial) with files distributed in different directories?

I want to keep track of files I create when taking notes (mostly text files). I am working with a Notebook in a corporate environment on Windows 7. At this time, I have one directory for such files ...
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self-service subversion account creation solution

I am managing a svn server. I need to create user account every time a new user request. Is there a solution front end that user can create the account in a self-service manner? I believe svn can ...
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Automatically update working copy from SVN repository

A coworker and I are looking for a way to automatically update our working copies of a SVN repo we work on. I realize this isn't something a lot of people would be interested in but I was just ...
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Configure Git to use Beyond Compare for image diff

Because we work with a number of sprites, the kind of specialised diff views provided by Beyond Compare would be ideal to see which one of 2 versions I'm after when conflicts arise. I've already ...
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How should i separate branches for live project in git

Initially i was in a team where we have one project and all other have separate bracnhes. I didn't knew much git but picked up in small time just doing basic things. Now all other members have moved ...
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Issue committing files using GitHub app

I've been using the GitHub app for a while now, and recently it's given me some problems. My most recent problem has me up the wall. Here's what happened. I noticed that some of my files were messed ...
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Version control, Visual Studio and CodePlex

Maybe it's stupid question, but how to upload Visual Studio project to CodePlex.com? Only what I did is that I installed git plugin for VS. I'm searching in google, but cannot find simple tutorial ...
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Where is the canonical Microsoft TFS user guide?

I just want to know really simple things, like what on earth does Pending Change: "edit , [more]" mean? how do I interpret the Excluded Changes tree in the Pending Changes window? This is easy to ...
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keeping all versions of a directory

I am looking for a tool that can give me a timeline of all changes that where applied to the files in a given directory, together with the contents of all files at any given point. This cannot be ...
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GIT Permissions

There is something not clear for me and this is how to prevent other people read my code. The thing is that I want people create their own branches but not to view the other's branches. If someone is ...
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Version control options for research project [closed]

Good day. I know that we're supposed to ask questions that can be answered and not just discussed, so I'll try to make my question quantifiable, even though it's not completely so in nature. I'm ...
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Is there a git GUI for people who don't even know what git is? [closed]

I have set some of my clients up with Sparkleshare for shared documents, to avoid overly complex solutions like Alfresco etc. At the moment, accessing old versions of files requires me to get it for ...
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I have an SVN repo — without .svn

I have an entirely copy of a large (4gb+) Subversion repository that was copied to another machine without the .svn folders. I have access to the original repository over a (slow) network connection. ...
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Working with Git and remote repositories

I've been asked to work with a Github repository and the only Git related procedure I've ever done is cloning an existing repository. I've worked with SVN alot but I'm a bit of a noob when it comes ...
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Version control, file history and versioning for Microsoft Windows 7?

What Software allows me to go into the folder properties and enable file versioning / a file history, so that any overwrite can be undone? Windows Vista and beyond do provide simple versioning ...
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How do I install git 1.8.3 on mac OSX?

I want to use the new git submodule deinit command added with 1.8.3. Can someone give me step-by-step instructions on how to install and use the development version of git on mac OSX 10.7.5? The ...
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git difftool doesn't launch Beyond Compare from Powershell or command prompt

I'm trying to use Beyond Compare 3 as my diff tool with git. I configured git with the following commands: (source: Using Beyond Compare With Version Control Systems) git config --global diff.tool ...
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How can I synchronise web projects at home and work?

I am currently developing 10 websites for my job. I use codeIgniter PHP framework for each one. I develop both at home (localhost) and work (localhost) and upload changes to the server. My current ...
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Using Mercurial in Emacs

It seems that there are a lot of different ways to work with Mercurial from within Emacs. (In case it matters, I'm using Emacs 24.1.1 and Mercurial 2.5.2 on Ubuntu 12.10.) I have found the following ...
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Is there a way to make TextMate remember its state when switching branches?

I'm looking for a plugin or bundle which enables TextMate to bind it's state to the current branch. By state I mean open tabs and open folders in the project drawer. Here is my scenario: working on ...
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Workflow for using version control with automated backup/sync

I am currently working on several different projects. I use Mercurial for version control (through BitBucket) and SpiderOak for automated backup. I work on two machines, a desktop at home and a ...
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Monit vs Source Control: permission problems

I'm trying to be good. That's my big mistake. I'm being good by having process monitoring: I have monit watching some key processes, and restarting them if they fail. I'm being good by not running ...
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Setting up ssh in git

I am trying to setup git ssh client on my windows PC. I was logged in to the PC as a domain user and I installed git and set up the ssh client through the domain user account which I was logged in. My ...
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How to version control for a solo author creating non-programming documents?

I'm a writer, not a programmer. I'm just now for the first time learning about version control and how it works, and I am wondering how version control could streamline my workflow. For years, I've ...
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Git vs SVN: Website storage efficinecy [closed]

I know that SVN (Subversion) stores files' deltas in order to efficiently store data. Git however, is a little more complex. What I'm wondering is that if I were to store plain HTML, image and js ...
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How can I automatically compare and merge a large number of text files?

Due to a series of technical snafus with Dropbox and Simplenote syncing, my main writing folder, which contains text files mostly in Markdown format, is all messed up. I have about 500 unique files, ...