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Quick tutorial shows how to install RabbitVCS, easy version control for Linux, in Ubuntu 14.04/Ubuntu 14.10 for Nautilus, Gedit, Thunar, Nem

RabbitVCS is a graphical front-end for version control systems available on Linux. It integrates into file managers to provide file context menu access to version control repositories. The project was originally called NautilusSvn, but due to the desire to support file managers in addition to Nautilus and more version control systems, it was renamed to RabbitVCS.

RabbitVCS extension for Nautilus

Install RabbitVCS in Ubuntu:

While Ubuntu repositories provide an old version of RabbitVCS, the latest release is always available in its official PPA.

1. To add the PPA, press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal, paste the command below and hit enter to run:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rabbitvcs/ppa

Type in your user password when it asks and there is no visual feed back.

2. After that, install RabbitVCS extension via Synaptic Package Manager (install it from Ubuntu Software Center), and receive future updates by running running regular updates via Software Updater.

  1. Install and then launch Synaptic from the Unity Dash or App Menu.
  2. Click the Reload button to update package lists.
  3. Search rabbitvcs
  4. Highlight rabbitvcs-nautilus3, rabbitvcs-gedit, or rabbitvcs-thunar
  5. and mark for installation.

  6. Finally click the Apply button to install it/them.

Install RabbitVCS from PPA

Once installed, log out and back in.

Install RabbitVCS extension for Nemo:

For Linux Mint Nemo file manager, you can install the extension by running the commands below one by one in terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tsvetko.tsvetkov/cinnamon

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install nemo-rabbitvcs

Supports for Linux Mint 17 and 13.

As you may know, RabbitVCS is a graphical front-end for version control systems which supports Nautilus and Thunar. Here’s how to install Nemo extension for RabbitVCS in Linux Mint Cinnamon.

rabbitvcs for nemo

To get started, press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run below command to add the ppa, which supports Linux Mint 13 Maya, 14 Nadia, 15 Olivia, 16 Petra and also Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy, 13.04 Raring, 12.10 Quantal, 12.04 Precise.

NOTE: This PPA contains nightly builds (unstable) for the Cinnamon desktop environment. Use it at your own risk!

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-nightly

After that, you can install this extension by below commands:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install nemo-rabbitvcs

Once installed, you may need to log out and back in to get it work.

rabbitVCS As you may know, RabbitVCS is a graphical front-end for version control systems available on Linux. It integrates into file managers to provide file context menu access to version control repositories.

The project was originally called NautilusSvn, but due to the desire to support file managers in addition to Nautilus and more version control systems, it was renamed to RabbitVCS (Version Control System). The interface was inspired by TortoiseSVN, recognisable by the file manager shell integration, which is available on Nautilus and Thunar in the case of RabbitVCS. It can also integrate into Gedit or run independently on the command line.

Install RabbitVCS via PPA:

The RabbitVCS PPA supports Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 11.10, Ubuntu 10.04 and their derivatives, such as Linux Mint and Elementary OS.

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens run commands to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rabbitvcs/ppa

Then update system package lists via:

sudo apt-get update

Install the packages:

sudo apt-get install rabbitvcs-nautilus3 rabbitvcs-thunar rabbitvcs-gedit rabbitvcs-cli

That’s it. Enjoy!