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Learning Perforce SCM by Robert Cowham, Neal Ralph Firth

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Chapter 4. Changelists

Changelists are a record of change. Before it is submitted, that record represents pending actions that are not yet permanent. After submit, changelists become an immutable record of what changed.

In this chapter we will look beyond using changelists as a simple record of change. We'll see how to use them for organizing work, communicating with other users, and avoiding problems.

In this chapter we will cover:

  • Creating useful changelists
  • Using changelists for organization
  • File management at submit
  • Changelist numbering

Creating useful changelists

As we will see throughout this book, changelists are the primary mechanism for change tracking within Perforce. We submit our changes to the repository changelist by changelist, not file ...

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