The basic command-line file versioning solution , called Kipper, is a key-value data store that keeps track of when particular items are inserted or deleted (updates are deletes followed by inserts).It can recall versions by date or version id. It can keep versions in one or more volume files.
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Sequence database versioning for command line and Galaxy bioinformatics servers.
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Bioinformatics. 2015 Dec 12. pii: btv724