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4answers
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git LaTeX and branches workflow

I'm getting more and more comfortable with git, and I'm learning how to use it with my LaTeX documents. However, I'm not at all a git wizard and thus I'm looking for further advices. One can find many ...
15
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2answers
489 views

How to format source to take advantage of VCS?

Building on What are good working practices for VCS with LaTeX documents?, are there best practices for formatting (La)TeX source files to take advantage of version-control systems? I keep my résumé ...
8
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0answers
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As a professional LaTeX community, how can we promote proper version control? [closed]

This is a tricky question and I'm not sure how to go about being a proponent of forward thinking/change in a system that is a little over 30 years old (to most middle aged/older scientists). How can ...
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2answers
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What are good working practices for VCS with LaTeX documents?

I am interested in using a VCS to track changes as I write short LaTeX documents in my daily research. Essentially, I use LaTeX as a whiteboard for developing ideas, and then I have documents to ...
18
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5answers
1k views

How to manage LaTeX files in a directory?

I use LaTeX to generate all of the documents for my courses and as a result I have a lot of small documents in a given directory, which can then be hard to navigate due to all of the files generated ...
14
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6answers
816 views

How to backup TeX documents efficiently?

Currently I'm finishing my master thesis. During time I was systematically copying entire file (TeX, bibitex etc.) on external drive. Are there any better ways than that? What ways of backup you ...
16
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1answer
4k views

What version control system should I use for my LaTeX documents? [closed]

The answers to this question have convinced me I want to start using some kind of version control system. The question is, which should I use? First this is mainly just for myself, not for ...
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12answers
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What are the advantages of using version control (git, CVS etc) in LaTeX documents

Why would I need to use version control with my LaTeX documents? I know people who do it, and I've seen questions about it on here and on SO, but I haven't understood what value there is to doing ...