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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RabbitVCS issue on Mint 17 XFCE

Is there a working package of RabbitVCS for Linux Mint 17.3 XFCE Thunar FM 32 bit? Following ubuntu section on rabbitvcs wiki, I've gone through the PPA repository option (rabbitvcs-thunar, ...
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How to find a specific patch for a kernel file

I've been debugging an issue in my linux kernel and have found a fix for the issue. Checking cross reference, I can see that the fix was applied to that file between kernel version A and kernel ...
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diffing two version of software,and do the interdiff

I have got some kind of software in version 1.2.0 (lets call it 120), my colleagues made changes in this software (they created custom module for this software by changing source code of software) ...
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Create the same PNG with ImageMagick 2 times: Binaries differ

I create two images that should be identical, but their binaries are different: $ convert -size 1x1 xc:white out1/w.png $ sleep 1 $ convert -size 1x1 xc:white out2/w.png $ diff out1/w.png out2/w.png ...
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How do I know when what I should store in my external to /etc configurations in etckeeper?

I read about the ability to store configuration files that live outside of /etc here, and I tested it out on a test server, and it appears to work. One thing that I'm having a bit of an issue with ...
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using git to version-control any file edited with my text editor

Is there any way to integrate text editor (joe in my case) with git in such a way, that every change to any file is automatically committed in git (probably with a time stamp), so that I can always go ...
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Is it possible to store user's crontab in user's git repository on OpenBSD?

On OpenBSD and with OpenBSD's cron and crontab, is it possible to store the crontab(5) of a user in a git repository of the same user? What would be the proper way to accomplish something like this? ...
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How to know the source repository of a package in debian?

In Debian, AFAIK some packages are maintained in subversion, while some are maintained in git, some are maintained in Subversion/SVN (famously team-pkg-gnome) and others in some other VCS. Is there ...
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How to un-commit a file in git?

I have did git commit <file> for a file and also submitted that file with git submit <file>. but now i want to un-commit the changes. i have also tried git reset HEAD~1 <file> ...
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Fix version issues of Python on CentOS 6.6

I'm very new to Linux and Python as I am an intern, please bare with me. If I'm missing something then let me know I can update the post. I installed python 2.7.9 under a users directory on centOS ...
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What is advantage of backing up a filesystem by version control software?

Version control software seems to be used for backing up project mostly in plain text files. For backing up a file system, with large amount of files or large size, regular file copying/transferring ...
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git: show which files have changed between kernel 3.18.6 and 3.18.7

I have checked out linux kernel git repository git clone git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git I know how to use git log, git show and similar commands to see ...
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symlinking to `.rbenv/`: how much is too much?

I've been keeping most of my dotfiles in a git repo and symlinking to them, e.g. ln -s ~/Development/dotfiles/bash_profile ~/.bash_profile which has been great. I did something similar with .vim/ ...
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Use inotify to detect what FTP user changes a file for revision history?

I've set up inotify using incron to detect if a file in the web root is changed. I'm using the triggers IN_MODIFY and IN_MOVED_TO and when it triggers, a bash script copies the file to a specific ...
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Teach tripwire or AIDE about renamed files

In my /etc directory there is something I do with files. Let us say that I am looking at /etc/passwd. What I do when it will be modified is to copy it over, in the following sense. I have a hierarchy ...
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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 ...