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Learning Perforce SCM by Robert Cowham, Neal Ralph Firth

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Install it

The basic principles for platform-specific instructions are:

  1. Download the appropriate server for your operating system (as mentioned in the previous section)
  2. Download the zipped test repository (see link mentioned in the previous section)
  3. Unzip the repository in a local directory
  4. Initialize the Perforce repository in that directory
  5. Run the Perforce server (p4d or p4d.exe) specifying a particular port and the correct directory

The contents of the zip file

When the file is uncompressed, it creates a directory named PerforceSample. The PerforceSample directory contains the following files:

  • checkpoint (a file containing Perforce metadata)
  • checkpoint.md5 (checkpoint checksum)
  • readme.html (a description including installation instructions)
  • server.bat ...

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