Version Control on a USB Memory stick

Michael T. Richter ttmrichter at
Thu Dec 14 06:48:19 UTC 2006

On Thu, 2006-14-12 at 12:19 +1100, James Gray wrote:

> On Thursday 14 December 2006 10:05, Andy wrote:
> > Is it safe to put a CVS or Subversion repository on a USB stick?
> Yes - done it before and it worked well.
> > Does anyone know of any better solutions to my problem or have an
> > recommendations to what version control I could use?
> Simple projects can probably be managed quite nicely with CVS, however, 
> Subversion has some nice features that make it easier to work with 
> (especially if you're in need of renaming files or moving them around the 
> source tree).

I'm going to recommend Darcs instead.  (It's in universe.)  It's suited
specifically to distributed development and ad-hoc branching and
merging.  It also works under Linux and Windows (which seems to be an
issue for the OP).

Michael T. Richter
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