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=Introduction=
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This material is published at http://alecthegeek.github.com/version-control-basics/
* What is it
 
Version Control (VC) is a common practice used to track all the changes that occur to the files in a project over time. It needs a Version Control System (VCS), a tool, to work
 
  
* Why use it
 
There are three types questions a VCS helps answer
 
  1. What changes were made in the past, why were they made and who made them (commit history and commit comments)
 
  1. How can undo a change I've made in error and "roll back" to start again
 
  1. How can I share my changes with the rest of the project team
 
  
* Tools available
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It is developed at https://github.com/alecthegeek/version-control-basics. Please fork and send a pull request. The material is distributed under a free content. Please adapt the material for your own needs.
 
 
  * Distributed and Centralised
 
Modern VCS work on a distributed model (DVCS). This means that every member of the project team keeps a complete local copy of all the changes.
 
The previous model, still widely used with tools like Subversion, is centralised. There is only one central database with all the changes and team members only have a copy of the change they are currently working on.
 
 
 
  * Open Source and Commercial Tools
 
 
 
  * What the tools do
 
    * Commit history
 
    * Diff listing
 
    * Integrate with other tools (e.g. Ticket Systems, built Systems, project management etc)
 
 
 
=An example using git=
 
 
 
* Setup up
 
* Creating a repo
 
* Committing a file
 
* Making a change
 
* Showing the diff
 
* Committing the change
 
* Showing the history
 
* Branches
 
 
 
 
 
= Working with other=
 
 
 
* Remote repos
 
* Merging
 
* Patches
 

Latest revision as of 15:52, 27 May 2012

This material is published at http://alecthegeek.github.com/version-control-basics/


It is developed at https://github.com/alecthegeek/version-control-basics. Please fork and send a pull request. The material is distributed under a free content. Please adapt the material for your own needs.