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Learn Linux in a Month of Lunches by Steven Ovadia

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Chapter 22. Version control for non-programmers

You probably have a folder full of documents that say things like importantpresentation.final.odp, importantpresentation.real.final.odp, and importantpresentation .final.changesfromjen.odp. The dates the files were created might help you figure out which one is the latest version, but it can get confusing easily. Version control solves that problem by tracking document versions for you.

Version control is a process that lets you keep track of changes to electronic items. It’s used by coders who might make a change that breaks things. Version controls allows them to go back to the last working version. But it’s also a useful workflow for collaborating on documents. Because you now understand a ...

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