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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Explaining Git to someone new to revision control

I've recently decided to jump into the whole world of revision control to work on some open source projects I have. I looked around (subversion, mercurial, git, etc) and found that Git seemed to make ...
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How to handle files that don't need version control in mercurial

I am new to mercurial, and for the most part do LaTeX reports and statistical calculations in R using .csv and/or .sqlite files. Re LaTeX, all I really care is the .tex file. Re R, I don't need ...
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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 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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Could lightweight markup text files and a version control system replace MS Word? [closed]

In every organization and program I've worked in, on, or for, Microsoft Word has been the ubiquitous means of capturing prose--be it engineering memos, documentation, white papers, specifications, ...
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Gitorious error message: Agent admitted failure to sign using the key

Trying out gitorious I hit a road-block in the form of this error message: Agent admitted failure to sign using the key. Permission denied (publickey). fatal: The remote end hung up unexpectedly ...
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Add a parent directory to a git repositoy

I have created a git repository for the C implementation of a program. I am about to add a Matlab implementation and I would like to have a single repository with two subdirectories: one for the C ...
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Does anyone use hg/git/svn for version control of PSDs/binary files?

I'm not dealing with 1-50 KB JPEGs, but 150-250+ MB psd files for various websites, and I'd like to keep track of the versions with a VCS. If anyone has real world experience with such a scenario, ...
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Best Backup Versioning Control Software? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What backup software for Windows? Are there any backup software that have versioning control on Windows?
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What is it that automatically checks configuration changes (such as those in /etc) into Git?

I remember reading on the Ubuntu forums some time ago about a program to automatically check configuration changes into version control for you. It was (of course) not Ubuntu-specific. I'm pretty ...
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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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Is there an appropriate filesystem to store many duplicate files?

I have a bunch of different versions of source codes to manage and have to store them locally. So, here comes the problem: How may I store them without using too much disk space? I am not using ...
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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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ST3: Annoying file changed reload popups

I use sublime text for my editors. I love it for everything else but 1 thing which is so annoying according to me. Whenever I change my branch, it brings up a pop up saying that file has changed and ...
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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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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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Version tracking on local mac? [closed]

Is there a program for doing version tracking on your local computer, without using SVN/subversion or something on a remote server and without setting up a server on my computer?
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Is there any program, which can store all versions of files, as they appear on disk?

I'm looking for windows program, which can run in background and archive all versions of all files, as they appear in specified directory. Does somebody know such a tool?
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SED: how to pull out version string

I would like to use sed to pull out the version number from the command: svnversion --version Which gives output like: svnversion, version 1.6.2 (r37639) compiled May 10 2009, 12:41:21 ...
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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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Adobe version control software?

Does the Adobe CS suite of products come with a version control system that integrates natively with products such as Illustrator / Photoshop allowing action and/or layer level specific version ...
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Git on Windows - tutorial?

Does anyone know of a decent tutorial on how to set up Git on Windows? Which client do you prefer to use? Any that integrates with Visual Studio? How to use Git on windows? I am used to svn and ...
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Version control with no server installation

I have ssh access to many servers where I have no root privileges. Do you know of any version control utility that can work with remote ssh repositories whichout installing anything on the remote ...
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Running Subversion on Windows sans Apache?

We're stuck with a Windows IIS 6 server at the moment. We'd really like to get a decent OS version control system set up for it. Can Subversion run without Apache? Most documentation that I've come ...
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Installing Mercurial on Mac OS X 10.6

I'm trying to install Mercurial on Mac OSX 10.6, but I'm having problems: I have Mac OS X 10.6, so I downloaded Mercurial 1.4.3 for OS X 10.6 from http://mercurial.berkwood.com/ I install the ...
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Where should I store my mercurial repo on linux?

I'd like to set up a mercurial repo on a linux machine. Originally, I was going to set it up in my home directory but a lot of different users are going to be accessing it so it doesn't seem like the ...
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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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Tortoise CVS icons not visible in Win 7 x64

I'm running Tortoise CVS 1.10.10 (with CVS NT 2.5.03) on Win 7 x64, and my folder overlay icons won't appear. I don't remember when this happened, however I've a colleague running the same setup ...
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Subversion configuration related question

I've got subversion installed on my Ubuntu server. I usually do my development work under an account separate from root. However, in order to check in code, I need to be root or use the 'su' command ...
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Integrated version control / backup system for Windows?

In the past I've used svn for storing all previous versions of my source files. Now I'd like to use something similar for my whole Documents folder. I'm not choosing svn this time because: It ...
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How do i create a remote repo to push?

I notice i can have multiple remote repos. This is great. I'd like to have one on the local network. The network and that server is usually good but sometimes it goes down we'll have a backup server ...
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How to display SVN revision on front page of multi-file LaTeX document?

I am writing a large LaTeX document, and I would like to display the current SVN revision number on the title page. The problem is that the LaTeX document is split into several files root.tex, ...
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Public/private git clone url?

Ok, I know how to use git for the most part, but I've just recently been playing with some github stuff and noticed the public/private url. May I ask what that is about? I know may not be advanced ...
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Tortoise SVN: Ignore missing items on my computer only

In my team, we have one guy using some big chunk of code that I am not using. Due to its size, I'd like not to have it on my computer unless I need it. So I simply deleted the whole directory on my PC ...
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Version control (hg): can one directory be “synced” with different repositories?

I have a directory for my work files which is under version control (Mercurial): ~/myfiles In a subpath, I have a directory with Emacs packages for my org-mode setup: ~/myfiles/org-mode As I said, ...
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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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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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Stop Git from Opening a new Terminal.app Window on Commit

Git is automatically opening a Terminal window when I save commit messages on my Mac. This might normally be useful (e.g. if the commit was initiated from a Terminal window), but I use iTerm as my ...
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move cvs repository from one server to another

I need to move CVS repository from one server to another. Currently my repository is on external hard disk. So I believe I do not need to copy code from one server to another. Both the servers are ...
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How to keep my OSX settings under version-control?

Coming from Linux, I've gotten in the habit of keeping my config files under a git repository. Since I got a macbook however, I've made a lot of tweaks through defaults write and preferences panels, ...
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Setup Version Control on Dreamweaver

I have a win computer on the Network called WIN2K8FS1 I have TortoiseSVN on a win computer and when I go to checkout a repository with Tortoise it asks me for the URL of the repository. I put in: ...
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Export files to remote server using TortoiseSVN

I'm using TortoiseSVN to keep revisions of my code. When I commit changes, I take note of what files have changed and upload them to my server using FTP. Here's my workflow: Edit files on local ...
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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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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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Batch detect Adobe Reader version on multiple computers

I want to scan for and build a list of versions of Adobe Reader installed on computers at one site in a domain. I'm using a demo of Shavlik Netchk (commercial software) which works well, but I'm ...
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Merge master functionality into shared branches in Git

Suppose that I have several shared branches on my Git repository, for example: newfeature, experiment and gtkgui, and I share those branches in the origin repository. My team and I make some changes ...
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Does versions control system work on server or per site

I tried hard so that I can stay away from version control but in almost good job specifications, I find version control as requirement. So I thought I had to start from somewhere. I always tried to ...
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Is there a 64 bit SCC provider for ClearCase?

Just got Slick Edit 16, 64 bit installed, and I use ClearCase for version control. Normally, I have used the SCC provider to do my work, but I'm on a 64 bit OS now, and would really like the power of ...
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Program to check out various code repositories [closed]

I frequently find myself needing to download source code or binaries from various repositories all over from different version control mechanisms (SVN repos, hg and git, etc). Does there exist a ...