VCS is a wrapper for version control systems. It presents an essentially uniform interface to the user, allowing 'muscle memory' to use vcs commands rather than adapt to the version control system currently in use.

Bazaar, Git, CVS, Subversion, Mercurial, Darcs, Perforce, RCS and SCCS are supported, with a small set of commands. See the man page for more details.


To build VCS, you will need:

Use the following commands:

sudo make install

Read man vcs for documentation.

Using configure

See INSTALL for generic instructions. Options specific to this package are:

./configure --without-werror: Suppresses use of the -Werror option. This is useful (for instance) if your platform generates warnings for its own header files.

./configure --with-gcov: Enable coverage testing. Only useful for developers.


Bugs and Feature Requests

Please raise issues on GitHub.


Please see


Copyright (C) 2009-2018 Richard Kettlewell

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

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