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Perforce 2012.3: P4Sandbox User's Guide



Preface
This guide tells you how to use P4Sandbox (Perforce Sandbox). If you're new to version management, you don't know basic Perforce concepts, or you've never used Perforce before, read Introducing Perforce before reading this guide. This guide assumes a basic understanding of version management, the Perforce Visual Client (P4V), and Perforce streams, which are "branches with brains."
For more information about these concepts, products, and features, see the resources shown in Perforce documentation.
Command line client versus graphical client applications
Perforce provides many client applications that enable you to manage your files, including the Perforce Command-Line Client (p4) and graphical client applications such as P4V and plug-ins. The p4 client lets you script and perform administrative tasks that are not supported by Perforce graphical client applications.
This guide contains information on using P4Sandbox with either p4 or a graphical client application. The table below lists the pertinent chapters you should read depending on your preferred work method.
2 (p4-specific sections), 3, Appendix A
2 (graphical client application-specific sections), 4
Getting started with Perforce
If this is your first time working with Perforce, here's how to get started:
1.
Read Introducing Perforce to learn the basics.
At a minimum, learn the following concepts: changelist, depot, workspace, sync, and submit.
2.
If you intend to experiment with Perforce and don't want to risk damaging your production depot, ask the Perforce administrator to start another service for test purposes. For details about installing the Perforce server, refer to the Perforce System Administrator's Guide.
3.
Install p4 and configure your workspace, unless your system administrator has already configured your machine. For more information, refer to the P4 User's Guide.
4.
sync (transfer selected files from the repository to your computer)
submit (transfer changed files from your workspace to the repository)
revert (discard changes)
See the P4 User's Guide, "Managing Files and Changelists" for details.
Perforce documentation
This table provides a list of print and online documentation resources.
Installing and administering P4D, the Perforce Server; P4P, the Perforce Proxy; and security settings
p4 command line flags and options (reference)
Perforce Command Reference,
p4 help and p4sandbox help
P4V, the cross-platform Perforce Visual Client
Getting Started with P4V,
P4V online help
P4Web, the browser-based Perforce client application
How to use P4Web,
P4Web online help
Microsoft IDEs: Using IDE Plug-ins
Defect trackers: Defect Tracking Gateway Guide
Please give us feedback
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