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IntelliJ IDEA Essentials by Jarosław Krochmalski

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Working with version control

Before we start working with version control, we need to know about the concept of the changelist in IntelliJ IDEA. Let's focus on this now.

Changelists

When it comes to newly created or modified files, IntelliJ IDEA introduces the concept of a changelist. A changelist is a set of file modifications that represents a logical change in the source. Any modified file will go to the Default changelist. You can create new changelists if you like. The changes contained in a specific changelist are not stored in the repository until committed. Only the active changelist contains the files that are going to be committed. If you modify the file that is contained in the non-active change list, there is a risk that it will not ...

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