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fossil - Distributed Version Control System

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NAME

fossil - Distributed Version Control System

SYNOPSIS

fossil help
 
fossil help COMMAND
 
fossil COMMAND [OPTIONS]

DESCRIPTION

Fossil is a distributed version control system (DVCS) with built-in wiki, ticket tracker, CGI/http interface, and http server.
 

Common COMMANDs:

add changes gdiff publish status
 
addremove clean help pull sync
 
all clone import push tag
 
amend commit info rebuild timeline
 
annotate delete init remote-url ui
 
bisect diff ls revert undo
 
blame export merge rm unpublished
 
branch extras mv settings unversioned
 
bundle finfo open sqlite3 update
 
cat fusefs praise stash version
 

FEATURES

Features as described on the fossil home page.
 
1. Integrated Bug Tracking, Wiki, & Technotes - In addition to doing distributed version control like Git and Mercurial, Fossil also supports bug tracking, wiki, and technotes.
 
2. Built-in Web Interface - Fossil has a built-in and intuitive web interface that promotes project situational awareness. Type "fossil ui" and Fossil automatically opens a web browser to a page that shows detailed graphical history and status information on that project.
 
3. Self-Contained - Fossil is a single self-contained stand-alone executable. To install, simply download a precompiled binary for Linux, Mac, OpenBSD, or Windows and put it on your $PATH. Easy-to-compile source code is available for users on other platforms.
 
4. Simple Networking - No custom protocols or TCP ports. Fossil uses plain old HTTP (or HTTPS or SSH) for all network communications, so it works fine from behind restrictive firewalls, including proxies. The protocol is bandwidth efficient to the point that Fossil can be used comfortably over dial-up.
 
5. CGI/SCGI Enabled - No server is required, but if you want to set one up, Fossil supports four simple server configurations.
 
6. Autosync - Fossil supports "autosync" mode which helps to keep projects moving forward by reducing the amount of needless forking and merging often associated with distributed projects.
 
7. Robust & Reliable - Fossil stores content using an enduring file format in an SQLite database so that transactions are atomic even if interrupted by a power loss or system crash. Automatic self-checks verify that all aspects of the repository are consistent prior to each commit. In over seven years of operation, no work has ever been lost after having been committed to a Fossil repository.
 

DOCUMENTATION

http://www.fossil-scm.org/
 
fossil ui
February 2015 http://fossil-scm.org