Version Control for Latex files

Git is not only a great tool to version control your code but also Latex files. Stackoverflow user yoda provides some excellent tipps for combining Latex and git. If you are looking for a way to tag your pdf files with the git hash or the most recent commit date, you might want to take a look at this Latex package. I use it to tag my pdfs with the corresponding git hash. That makes it hopefully easier in the future to match printouts to specific git commits.

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One Comment on “Version Control for Latex files”

  1. […] Github can be used to version control your tex files, which is handy if you are working on a large writing project, e.g. a dissertation. Here is a quick tutorial on how to include a footnote in your compiled tex files that tells you the git commit ID and the commit date. See also my first post here. […]


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