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7 of the Best Free Linux Revision Control Tools

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“Version control systems play an essential role for
developers. First up, they allow developers to safely store
successive versions of source code. Besides providing a secure
backup of the source code, this type of software lets developers
revert back to a stable release if subsequent code changes have
unforeseen consequences.

“Equally important, revision control tools enable team members
to work simultaneously on a project’s code. If you have ever
collaborated with other people on a project, you will appreciate
the frustration caused by swapping files.

“Revision control is an excellent way to combat the problem of
sharing files between developers without treading on each other’s
toes. For open source projects having tens/hundreds of people
working on the same code base, revision control software is
essential. Furthermore, version control systems make it possible to
create a new branch of the application source code, and work on
that branch without affecting the stability of the original
version.”


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