fossil - Distributed Version Control System
fossil help COMMAND
fossil COMMAND [OPTIONS]
Fossil is a distributed version control system (DVCS) with built-in
wiki, ticket tracker, CGI/http interface, and http server.
add commit leaves remote-url timeline
all configuration ls rename ui
branch deconstruct merge revert undo
cgi del mv rm unset
changes descendants new rstats update
checkout diff open scrub user
ci extras pull server version
clean gdiff push settings wiki
clone help rebuild status
close http reconstruct sync
co info redo tag
Features as described on the fossil home page.
1. Bug Tracking And Wiki - In addition to doing distributed version
control like Git and Mercurial, Fossil also supports distributed
bug tracking and distributed wiki all in a single integrated
2. Web Interface - Fossil has a built-in and easy-to-use web interface
that simplifies project tracking and promotes situational
awareness. Simply type "fossil ui" from within any check-out and
Fossil automatically opens your web browser in a page that gives
detailed history and status information on that project.
3. Autosync - Fossil supports "autosync" mode which helps to keep
projects moving forward by reducing the amount of needless
forking and merging often associated distributed projects.
4. Self-Contained - Fossil is a single stand-alone executable that
contains everything needed to do configuration management.
Installation is trivial: simply download a precompiled binary
for Linux, Mac, or Windows and put it on your $PATH. Easy-to-
compile source code is available for users on other platforms.
Fossil sources are also mostly self-contained, requiring only
the "zlib" library and the standard C library to build.
5. Simple Networking - Fossil uses plain old HTTP (with proxy support)
for all network communications, meaning that it works fine from
behind restrictive firewalls. The protocol is bandwidth
efficient to the point that Fossil can be used comfortably over
a dial-up internet connection.
6. CGI Enabled - No server is required to use fossil. But a server does
make collaboration easier. Fossil supports three different yet
simple server configurations. The most popular is a 2-line CGI
script. This is the approach used by the self-hosting fossil
7. Robust & Reliable - Fossil stores content in an SQLite database so
that transactions are atomic even if interrupted by a power loss
or system crash. Furthermore, automatic self-checks verify that
all aspects of the repository are consistent prior to each
commit. In over two years of operation, no work has ever been
lost after having been committed to a Fossil repository.