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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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 efficiency [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, ...
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Git repository on external disk?

I am setting up git server on linux Debian and I want for all of my repositories to be saved on external disk (usb disk drive). How can I acomplished that?
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How can I reliably synch local source files with a remote?

I'm developing locally on a mac running MAMP and BBEdit. I'm currently using Transmit to synch files by (S)FTP. I like the software and it has a "synch" feature to compare local files to remote either ...
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How to have emacs count an increment of words?

Implementing the Martini method, I'd like to count the number of words added to a file since last checkpoint (say, each day). I guess I could count the words of an older backed-up version, count the ...
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Is there a word processor similar to MS Word which saves files as readable txt files? [closed]

I'm writing a paper together with my supervisor and would like to have a more sophisticated version control than *_291112_NEW_NEW_revised1.doc files. My supervisor is a non-computer person will never ...
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Is there any git “for humans”? [closed]

A few non-technical friends have expressed interest in many of the cool abilities of git (the version control and rollbacks, not the offsite duplication), but definitely don't want to deal with git-* ...
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How do I check the version of a Modern UI (Metro) Application? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I find the version of a Windows 8 store/RT app I have installed? As any Windows software, Modern UI apps have a release version, but I couldn't find it by looking ...
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Automatically track all changes to a folder on Windows 7 [closed]

Is there any software that can keep track of all changes that are made to the files in a specific folder? I'd like to keep track of the complete revision history of a specific folder (so that if I ...
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Is there any method of backing up Google Drive files in some sort of versioning system?

Backstory My company is utilizing Google Drive for our shared files. Each user has their own Drive account. In addition, we have a corporate Drive account which holds documents which are shared to ...
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Organizing SVN Branches with TortoiseSVN

How do I organize branches in the SVN system? I'm using TortoiseSVN since I use Windows. Currently I have this kind of file/directory structure. I'm somewhat getting used to managing numbered ...
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Can't get sync with SVN to work to put a directory under version control

I've created a directory on our SVN server and added a local directory with my project to it. It got uploaded and seems to be OK. However, I didn't get those cute green (or any others) icons on the ...
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Why does SOS update a file to a previous revision?

This question is about the SOS version control system: I have a file that always updates back to revision 1. For instance, to check out the latest revision I have to specifically ask for that ...
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Cygwin - Repo with Separate Git/Working Dir Doesn't Work

Since I've switched to OS X and Vim, I've found it easiest to manage all of my 'dotfiles' (all of my configuration files and miscellaneous scripts) with Git. Having already set up my dotfiles in a ...
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using git for media libraries

Rationale: I want to manage libraries of media files (music, images) using git, there is git-annex but it requires haskel platform - but they do not play together well (also it's quite to big ...
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Git doesn't observe new exceptions in .gitignore

[NOTE: This is not the usual "Git still tracks files I just added to .gitignore!" problem. This is the opposite of that.] I have a website's full directory structure in a Git repository. The CMS I ...
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How do you use a VCS (preferably git) to synchronize local directories?

I'd like to have a simple, script-like backup solution to synchronize 2 local directories which provides a "fail-safe"-mechanism allowing to undo 1 commited unwanted modification of a file that got ...
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Connect Dreamweaver with bitbucket

How can I connect bitbucket reposiory with Dreamweaver SVN? I am getting below error while I am trying to test my connection. Note: bitbucket can be accessed via SVN.
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How to check if bzr “Tree is up to date” ? (to only build when necessary)

I'm setting up a script to download, build and install a big project (that uses bazaar) and want to trigger the build process only if the "bzr update" does NOT return "Tree is up to date at revision ...
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How to summarise recent changes in a OneNote notebook?

I know that OneNote keeps a history for each page in a notebook and that I can access this history for each individual page, but is there any way to get a change log for the entire notebook? For ...
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Excel autosave versioning

Is there any feature/option built into excel that allows the auto-saving of version documents. I am developing a vba app at the moment (first one) and for those times that something breaks or there ...
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Git differences between OSX and Linux

This has been driving me somewhat insane but I can't find any information on it. I have both Mac and a Linux (Ubuntu) machines. I work on both but I'm finding Git is behaving very differently during ...
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Public Bug Tracking and Version Control System [closed]

We're in the process of moving out of a private beta into our live version of the site. We're trying to find a good Bug Tracking System + Version Control system. Our CEO has requested that the new ...
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Versioning file server

Looking for a virtual filesystem server (like ftp or sshd or NFS, samba) with the following features: open-source cross platform server (Linux/Windows/OSX) linear file versioning (don't need to have ...
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View incremental diffs of my revisions to files using Dropbox

Sometimes I use a simple editor like Notepad++ to edit my webpages on Dropbox. Notepad++, not being an über-editor or IDE, does not track file changes for me. But Dropbox does!! Has anybody ...
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Self-hosted, cross-platform repository for large files

I'm looking for something well suited for syncing folders full of large media (eg photos, music) across several machines, ideally with revisions. I'm using SparkleShare for text and other small ...
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Sublime Text, getting configuration under version control

After using vim for the better part of a year I've decided to give Sublime Text 2 a whirl. Using vim my .vimrc of course grew quite substantial since I constantly found small ways to modify it, I ...
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Version Control for Eclipse that's like Xcode 4's version control?

I really enjoy Xcode 4's version control with git. It's all very simple and intuitive and enables me to be extremely productive. If I modify a file, a little 'M' pops up next to the file and all I ...
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git init --bare permission denied on 16gb USB stick

I am using GIT on a Windows 7 machine (64 bit) and have been learning how to use GIT to version control my files. Now I want to be able to create a --bare repository on an external device (in this ...
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Set a document version on Sharepoint

Currently we are transferring our documents from a simple shared folder to an enterprise scale document management system (a.k.a. Sharepoint :) ) These documents have been living in that shared ...
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Team foundation server source control Tutorial [closed]

Is here someone who can write me a good tutorial to understand the TFS source control system? There is some functionalities I didn't really understand like reservations, extractions, some mysterious ...
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File sync and version control on LAN with a Drobo?

I work in a office with another video producer and we have a networked Drobo. Currently we are using Backuplist+ to sync files to a common folder between our Mac Pro's. Works fine, but it's hard to ...
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Saving Git remotes inside the Git repository itself?

I have a few projects under version control using Git. Since it is a distributed version control system, it is very easy to have it hosted at multiple places (GitHub, Bitbucket, Google Code, etc.) ...
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.gitignoring pdf file only when a tex source is present

I'd like to set up a global .gitignore file in my home suitable for working with TeX files. So typical TeX junk files such as *.log, *.aux, *.synctex.gz would go in it. The next step, however, is ...
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Single-user, multiple-computer versioning system

I have two computers (work and home) and wish to set up a version control system for source code and TeX documents. There are no collaborators (i.e., single-user/editor). Most of the source files are ...
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Automatic versioning upon file change (modify/create/delete)

I am looking for an implementation (on Linux) of a mechanism which would automatically and transparently version any changes in a directory (recursively). This is intended to be an addition (possibly ...