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IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000033703D
Publication Date: 2004-Dec-23

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Abstract

A development project is often required to rebuild a software release from source code. With this invention, the project can verify that the rebuild is identical to the original release. This invention also allows a computer user to access the complete history of a file. For example, suppose a shared file is installed when software package A is installed. Then the file is modified when software package B is installed, removed when B is removed, and reinstalled with different contents when C is installed. This invention records the history of the file.