(side note: currently updating all my git wiki pages and tutorials,
so i'll be asking a number of questions about git, including
apparently trivial ones that might not be so trivial.)

  pro git book makes the claim:

"In a DVCS (such as Git, Mercurial, Bazaar or Darcs), clients don’t
just check out the latest snapshot of the files: they fully mirror the

  is that claim true in *every* case? as in, is there no "distributed"
VCS that doesn't necessarily mirror the entire repo that was cloned or
checked out? i'm not sure how that would work but, theoretically, it
might be possible to still have some sort of distributed operation
where you don't have the entire repo history on your local machine.




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