Fossil checkout database
The version control software Fossil separates the working directory, where edits to the version-controlled data are made, and the repository, where version history is kept; this is different from systems like Git, where the database with version history is a subdirectory of the working directory. As such, metadata about the working directory is not stored in the repository, and instead in a file called the "checkout database", which does reside in the working directory. The checkout database is (like the repository database) SQLite-based, and it has the name "_FOSSIL_" or ".fslckout". A Fossil command will look for the checkout database by moving up towards the filesystem root and checking for the presence of a file with the proper name; it will stop searching on the first matching file it finds.
- Fossil repository database
- Fossil configuration database
- Fossil (unrelated filesystem)
- FOSSIL (unrelated set of networking protocols)
- ↑ Wikipedia:Fossil (software)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 https://fossil-scm.org/home/doc/trunk/www/tech_overview.wiki → 2.3 Checkout Databases