Chapter 3. Basic Functions

The basic functionality of any SCM system is to track the files that are added, modified, and deleted within a workspace. This chapter demonstrates how to use the Perforce features as an individual and as the member of a team.

In this chapter we will cover:

  • Accessing the server
  • Populating a workspace
  • Adding, editing, and deleting files
  • Changing your mind
  • Updating the server
  • Understanding icons and file information
  • Getting help

Getting something to work with

You need to connect to a Perforce server in order to have Perforce manage the files you work with. Connecting to a Perforce server involves several pieces of information, some of which are optional, so establishing your first connection can be a little intimidating. Not to ...

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