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Wikipedia on Revision control

There are four popular revision control systems:

Subversion (SVN)

SVN is probably the most popular system around, and is used by SourceForge, Google Code, etc. The most important functions are:

svn checkout
svn stat
svn update
svn add
svn commit

Git

Initially designed and developed by Linus Torvalds, a small and fast version control and SCM software with feature based workflow

git pull
git submodule update
git add
git commit

Mercurial

A fast and easy to use cross platform distributed version control software implemented using Python - Used by Mozilla, Python, Octave etc.

$ hg clone
$ hg push
$ hg add
$ hg commit -m 'Initial commit'
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