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What is the difference between Git and Subversion?

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Matz Lewis Clark

Matz Lewis Clark

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Matz Lewis Clark
Matz Lewis Clark, College student, Graduation, Orlando

Answered Apr 13, 2020

Git and subversion are the two most famous system software for open-source version control, which are used over time in keeping tabs on the variation in source code. Git is a distributed version of the control system which catalogs all of the versions of a project file using a distributed system. On the other hand, subversion (svn) is a centralized revision and versioning control system that is distributed under a particular open source license.

Most of the operations of Git are available offline, which makes it be so much undependable on network access. Users can do the rebase, merge, and branching such that they will not even worry about network access. Nevertheless, the user still requires a network when he needs to sync the central repository with their local repository. On the other hand, to carry out most operations on subversion, you need network access. This is because there is no local repository for it to store the changes locally.

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