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Learning Perforce SCM by Robert Cowham, Neal Ralph Firth

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Exploring the tree pane

The depot (repository) tree and the workspace tree share the tree pane. However, only one of them is visible at a time. Many actions can be performed from either tree view. As we see, there are certain context specific actions that reference information specific to either a depot or a workspace (but not both).

Tip

This is an example of Perforce using the word depot to mean the repository (which can contain multiple depots). We will call it a depot tree for consistency with P4V and Perforce documentation, even though it is better to think of it as a repository tree.

The depot tree tab

The depot tree tab presents information about files as the server understands them. In the following screenshot we see a depot called depot

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