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Learning Perforce SCM by Robert Cowham, Neal Ralph Firth

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Fast access file information

As we'll see in Chapter 5, File Information, P4V provides access to a broad range of detailed file information. However, for general operations you don't usually require that level of detail. Nor do you want to go through the effort of accessing detailed file information to figure out the general status of files in your workspace.

Fortunately, there are a number of interface features that provide fast access to general file information. Some of these you've already seen. If you've been following along, you've probably encountered others. Now that we've covered basic actions it's time to review the information sources in context.

Icons

Icons are used to convey information about files, directory elements, depots, and changelists. ...

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