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Comment:Still more documentation tweaks.
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SHA1: 6f3ec1bef6bdad6030dd511643e04abce289c48f
User & Date: drh 2016-12-03 14:30:54
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2016-12-08
10:25
Fix warning when compiling with gcc on Windows (Microsoft's fprintf doesn't know %lld) check-in: 68288686 user: jan.nijtmans tags: trunk
2016-12-03
14:30
Still more documentation tweaks. check-in: 6f3ec1be user: drh tags: trunk
13:19
Fix a link to the download page on the homepage. Fix a typo in the concepts.wiki documentation page. check-in: 2b087b7d user: drh tags: trunk
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      In addition to doing [./concepts.wiki | distributed version control]
      like Git and Mercurial,
      Fossil also supports [./bugtheory.wiki | bug tracking],
      [./wikitheory.wiki | wiki], and [./event.wiki | technotes].

  2.  <b>Built-in Web Interface</b> -
      Fossil has a built-in and intuitive [./webui.wiki | web interface]
      with a rich assortment of information pages
      ([./webpage-ex.md|examples]) that promote situational awareness.

      This entire website is just a running instance of Fossil.
      The pages you see here are all [./wikitheory.wiki | wiki] or
      [./embeddeddoc.wiki | embedded documentation] or (in the case of
      the [/uv/download.html|download] page)
      [./unvers.wiki | unversioned files].
      When you clone Fossil from one of its
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<h3>Links For Fossil Users:</h3>

  *  [./permutedindex.html | Documentation index] with [/search?c=d | full text search].
  *  [./reviews.wiki | Testimonials] from satisfied Fossil users and
     [./quotes.wiki | Quotes] about Fossil and other DVCSes.
  *  [./faq.wiki | Frequently Asked Questions]
  *  The [./concepts.wiki | concepts] behind Fossil.

  *  [./quickstart.wiki | Quick Start] guide to using Fossil.
  *  [./qandc.wiki | Questions &amp; Criticisms] directed at Fossil.
  *  [./build.wiki | Compiling and Installing]
  *  "Fuel" is cross-platform GUI front-end for Fossil
     written in Qt.  [http://fuelscm.org/].
     Fuel is an independent project run by a different group of
     developers.







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      In addition to doing [./concepts.wiki | distributed version control]
      like Git and Mercurial,
      Fossil also supports [./bugtheory.wiki | bug tracking],
      [./wikitheory.wiki | wiki], and [./event.wiki | technotes].

  2.  <b>Built-in Web Interface</b> -
      Fossil has a built-in and intuitive [./webui.wiki | web interface]
      with a rich variety of information pages
      ([./webpage-ex.md|examples]) promoting situational awareness.

      This entire website is just a running instance of Fossil.
      The pages you see here are all [./wikitheory.wiki | wiki] or
      [./embeddeddoc.wiki | embedded documentation] or (in the case of
      the [/uv/download.html|download] page)
      [./unvers.wiki | unversioned files].
      When you clone Fossil from one of its
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<h3>Links For Fossil Users:</h3>

  *  [./permutedindex.html | Documentation index] with [/search?c=d | full text search].
  *  [./reviews.wiki | Testimonials] from satisfied Fossil users and
     [./quotes.wiki | Quotes] about Fossil and other DVCSes.
  *  [./faq.wiki | Frequently Asked Questions]
  *  The [./concepts.wiki | concepts] behind Fossil.
     [./whyusefossil.wiki#definitions | Another viewpoint].
  *  [./quickstart.wiki | Quick Start] guide to using Fossil.
  *  [./qandc.wiki | Questions &amp; Criticisms] directed at Fossil.
  *  [./build.wiki | Compiling and Installing]
  *  "Fuel" is cross-platform GUI front-end for Fossil
     written in Qt.  [http://fuelscm.org/].
     Fuel is an independent project run by a different group of
     developers.

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<a name="fslclone"></a>
<h2>General Work Flow</h2>

    <p>Fossil works with repository files (a database with the project's
    complete history) and with checked-out local trees (the working directory
    you use to do your work).

    The workflow looks like this:</p>

    <ul>
        <li>Create or clone a repository file.  ([/help/init|fossil init] or
            [/help/clone | fossil clone])
        <li>Check out a local tree.  ([/help/open | fossil open])
        <li>Perform operations on the repository (including repository







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<a name="fslclone"></a>
<h2>General Work Flow</h2>

    <p>Fossil works with repository files (a database with the project's
    complete history) and with checked-out local trees (the working directory
    you use to do your work).
    (See [./whyusefossil.wiki#definitions | definitions] for more background.)
    The workflow looks like this:</p>

    <ul>
        <li>Create or clone a repository file.  ([/help/init|fossil init] or
            [/help/clone | fossil clone])
        <li>Check out a local tree.  ([/help/open | fossil open])
        <li>Perform operations on the repository (including repository

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          Conceptually, the primary parent shows the main line of
          development.  Content from the secondary parents is added
          into the main line.
      <li><p>The "direct children" of a check-in X are all children that
          have X as their primary parent.
      <li><p>A check-in node with no direct children is sometimes called
          a "leaf".



      </ul>
  <li><p>Definition: <b>branch</b> &rarr;
      a sequence of check-ins that are all linked
      together in the DAG through the primary parent.
       <ul>
       <li><p>Branches are often given names which propagate to direct children.
       <li><p>It is possible to have multiple branches with the same name.







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          Conceptually, the primary parent shows the main line of
          development.  Content from the secondary parents is added
          into the main line.
      <li><p>The "direct children" of a check-in X are all children that
          have X as their primary parent.
      <li><p>A check-in node with no direct children is sometimes called
          a "leaf".
      <li><p>The "merge" command changes only the check-out.
          The "commit" command must be run subsequently to make the merge
          a permanent part of project.
      </ul>
  <li><p>Definition: <b>branch</b> &rarr;
      a sequence of check-ins that are all linked
      together in the DAG through the primary parent.
       <ul>
       <li><p>Branches are often given names which propagate to direct children.
       <li><p>It is possible to have multiple branches with the same name.