This software tool belongs to the category software configuration management.
About this tool named Fossil is a simple, high-reliability, distributed software configuration management system with these features:
- Integrated Bug Tracking, Wiki, Forum, and Technotes;
- Built-in Web Interface;
- Simple Networking;
- CGI/SCGI Enabled – No server is required, but if you want to set one up, Fossil supports four easy server configurations;
- Robust & Reliable;
- Free and Open-Source – Uses the 2-clause BSD license.
Fossil is a single self-contained C program.
This tool can be easily used.
Let’s start with install fossil by putting the fossil binary someplace on your $PATH.
I put the fossil executable into my C:\ drive path and I added to the $PATH.
This allows you to use the fossil with the first command init:
C:\>fossil.exe init ftest
admin-user: your_account (initial password is "random_password")
This will create the repo with a random password for your_account.
Most of these commands of fossil are very easy to understand:
For example the clone repository to your URL:
fossil clone URL repository-filename
You can open the repository to work on a project with fossil:
fossil open repository-filename
Another option commands for fossil is: