Version Control are systems that allow users to keep track of file modifications in an efficient manner. Target files are usually source code, and users are generally programmers.

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Which editor (or plugin) makes a version control workflow feel most first-class? [closed]

By "first class" I can just work by forking and merging my code willy-nilly, several times every minute, without ever thinking about the VCS.... I'm looking for an editor environment where the most ...
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Logging and controlling changes to the system [duplicate]

I am looking for an advice on a very lightweight local server or option for version of control of system administration changes. We have few secure Ubuntu servers that are not on the network, but we ...
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How to execute a program when a text file is called and still return the proper text

The question is fairly simple. I want to create a program that would hook the VFS and run the program in order to generate or read the data that would be create. I.E.: the file itself would hold all ...
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unable to create SCCS file

I am working on Ubuntu13.04. I created a file named quit.c I am trying check-in this file in to its SCCS file, s.quit.c I am creating the SCCS file as below using admin command: ...
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Saving source code from the internet

How can I save all the documents from this adress to my PC? https://svn.linuxsampler.org/svn/liblscp/trunk/ This is a package I need to build "Open Octave DAW" from source.
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How to use git for this particular purpose?

Here is the situation. There are two machines, laptop A and workstation B. B has a fixed IP, A has a dynamic IP, and I want to avoid the need of connecting from B to A (setting up an ssh tunnel for ...
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Subversion: how to determine when files became corrupt

I'm using Subversion just for private synchronization between a laptop and a desktop. Recently I discovered that several ASCII files and several binary files were corrupted. Instead of the expected ...
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Is there a structured format of version info for OS-level executables?

I am looking for a structured format of version info for OS-level executables, such as in /usr/bin and /usr/local/bin. The problem we are having is the inconsistent architecture between our PROD and ...
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Putting a warning flag on a particular version

I have 4 versions of a file 1.21, 1.22, 1.23 and 1.24. After a month of time I came to know that the version 1.22 and 1.23 have some errors in them. Now I don't want anyone to use those versions. One ...
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Are there pitfalls to putting $HOME in git instead of symlinking dotfiles?

I have for many years had my entire $HOME directory checked into subversion. This has included all my dotfiles and application profiles, many scripts, tools and hacks, my preferred basic home ...
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How to change file permissions for newly generated files in largefiles directory of Mercurial?

I got some Mercurial repositories which are served by Apache over HTTP. But there is a dedicated user performing some automated tests, which needs to check out the repositories locally. Recently this ...
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Managing multiple configurations (/etc) - With a VCS?

I have a machine that needs to have two configurations that I need to maintain (the machine is occasionally moved between two environments and has different roles in each environment). Note: This is ...
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Can I have my own version control system?

In the linux/unix machine I am using, I am just a normal user. However, I want a version control system to manage my files to prevent accidental delete/rename/lost/modification. Obviously I don't have ...
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How to fully sync local repository using Mercurial (bitbucket)

I'm new to VCS and I decided to give Mercurial a try. I signed up for bitbucket and created some repositories. The I created /home/max/hgrepo/ and ran hg clone ...
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Github adding a repository as a fork from an existing clone

So I have a git repository that I cloned from an upstream source on ghithub. I made a few changes to to it (that are uncommitted and in the master branch). What I want to do is push my changes onto my ...
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tool or technique to get a diff of two different linux installations

Albert Einstein quote Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results Often-times, Linux drives me mad because I'm doing the same thing over and over again ...
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standard VCS ignore list [closed]

What all do you think is the best standard list of ignored files for VCS? For example here's my .gitignore_global file. # Compiled Sources # ################### *.pyc *.pyo *.exe *.so *.o *.a *.la ...
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subversion 1.6 file svn:externals help

Can someone please point out how I could do svn:externals for a single file? I know how to use svn:externals for directories, having used it for a while now under svn 1.4 but I can't seem to figure ...
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version control for /etc under *BSD

What turnkey solutions exist to put /etc under version control, under various unices? Turnkey doesn't necessarily mean part of the base install, but the following features would be nice: hooks into ...
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Tips for putting ~ under source control

I want to put my home directory (~) under source control (git, in this case), as I have many setting files (.gitconfig, .gitignore, .emacs, etc.) in there I would like to carry across machines, and ...
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Version Control System similar to Bazaar needed for CentOS 4.8 dedicated hosting server

I have recently had to have our dedicated server rebuilt as core system files were deleted. But that's another story... Before the rebuild, we were merging, branching, and committing changes to a ...
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Good introduction to Subversion for inexperienced users? [closed]

Can you suggest a good introduction to Subversion for UNIX (or Mac OS X) users? It can assume familiarity with basic command-line usage, but not any advanced topics (with bash scripting counting as ...