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[Toybox] More than you really wanted to know about patch.
Rob goes over the messy history of patch, including git improvements
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2 days ago by mechazoidal
First Aid Kit for Git
Tower Blog - About Web and Software Development, Marketing and Design
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5 weeks ago by kger
Gregory Szorc's Digital Home | Absorbing Commit Changes in Mercurial 4.8
"If you practice workflows that frequently require amending old commits, I think you'll be shocked at how much easier hg absorb makes these workflows. I think you'll find it to be a game changer: once you use hg abosrb, you'll soon wonder how you managed to get work done without it."
Like "rebase -i", only better
mercurial  version_control  piperesearch 
6 weeks ago by mechazoidal
Chris's Wiki :: blog/tech/VCSVsMetadata
But, unfortunately, I've come to believe that there are practical
issues for VCS usage that conflict with capturing and restoring
metadata, especially once you get into advanced cases such as file
attributes. Finally, you
have to decide what to do if you can't restore a particular piece
of metadata on checkout (either because it's not supported on this
system or because of various potential errors). This is a perfectly sensible decision for what they're aimed at,
in line with how current VCSes don't do well at handling various
sorts of encoded data (starting with JSON blobs and moving up to,
say, word processor documents). Would it be nice to have a perfect VCS, one that captured everything,
could restore everything if you asked for it, and knew how to give you
useful differences even between things like word processor documents? Current VCSes explicitly make the tradeoff that they
are focused on plain text files in situations where only some sorts of
metadata are important.
Git  version_control 
9 weeks ago by sechilds

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