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The project “LIT” is a version control system.

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The project “LIT” is a version control system. Project tracks all changes in local files and compares these files with files stored on the remote server. Basically “LIT” can be used as source code management, but you can store any files you want.


  • The main goal is to create a new version control system with command line interface and web-based user interface.

  • Another goals of the new system:

  • Store the history of documents;

  • Track files’ changes;

  • Availability to get remote access to the files;

  • Teams can work on one project;

  • User-friendly interface;

  • Simple to understand and work with LIT;

  • Easy to start using if you have no previous experience with VCS.



To install LitVCS, run this command in your terminal:

$ pip install litvcs

This is the preferred method to install LitVCS, as it will always install the most recent stable release.

Source files

In case you downloaded or cloned the source code from GitHub or your own fork, you can run the following to install cameo for development:

$ git clone
$ cd lit-cli
$ pip install --editable .

Note: Don’t forget about ‘sudo’!

Basic Usage

Available command list:

usage: lit [-h]
           {add,branch,checkout,commit,diff,init,log,rm,settings,status} ...

LIT version control system

positional arguments:
    add                 add files to staging area
    branch              manage branch
    checkout            checkout to another branch
    commit              commit files from staging area to repository
    diff                show changes in file since last commit
    init                initialize repository in the current directory
    log                 show commits history
    rm                  remove files from staging area
    settings            user settings
    status              show repository state

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit


This project is licensed under the MIT License - see the LICENSE file for details

Copyright (c) 2017 - SoftServe Academy

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