What is Perforce?
Perforce is a centralized verson control system (i.e. there is only one central location of the project -
Perforce handles massive projects efficiently.
Instead of creating a hash for the entire project (i.e. what
git does) Perforce only does this for the files you’d like changed.
This makes it a favourite for industries that have projects that have large file sizes (e.g. gaming, film, engineering, etc).
How to Perforce
Checkoutonly the files you want to change
Get latest revision- to get the latest code
- NB: Checked-out files are not updated
- A repository that of files that live on a Perforce server
- Perforce Server:
- Can have multople depots
- Defines the portion of the depot that can be accessed
- Specifies where local copies in the depot are stored (Workspace view)