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       fossil - Distributed Version Control System


       fossil help
       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.

       fossil ui