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Viewing Files and Commit History

In Git, a repository is simply a folder containing your files that you can copy to your computer.
Copia renders industrial file types in the browser, so you don’t have to open a virtual machine to get context on your files.
Copia supports rendering for several vendors. Check out our Supported File Types page for the most up to date list of file types we support.
You can always get back to your files whenever you’re in a repository by clicking on the Files tab.
In Git, a “commit” represents a discrete revision of your code. Click the Commits button to see your version history.
In Git, your “commit history” is the history of revisions to your code. A commit includes when and why a change was made and who made the change.
For a visual representation of the commit history, turn on the Commit Graph toggle.
In Git, a “diff” or “differential” means the difference between two commits (revisions). As you store revisions in Git, Copia automatically renders visual diffs for your code.
Now it’s time to create your own repository to store your own project files to get going with Git. Click the + button and New Repository to get going.

Downloading the Desktop App

To download the desktop app, select the Download button or click here.
Currently, our desktop app is only supported on Windows. If you'd like to try Copia and do not have a windows computer, you can use a virtual machine.

Uploading and Downloading Files in browser

In the browser app, you have the option to either code a new file directly or upload a file from your local server. Below, we'll outline how to create new files or upload existing files in the browser apps.
To learn how to upload and download files in desktop app see our page on basic git functions.

Creating a file in your browser

To start a new file: From your dashboard, start by selecting the repository you want to add a file to. Then, choose the New File button.
On the next screen, you can name your new file and add it to the repository.
After naming and adding the new file, scroll down to the bottom of the screen to commit your file. At this point, you can choose whether to commit the file to the master branch or to create a new branch for this file.

Uploading a file in your browser

To upload a new file: From your dashboard, start by selecting the repository you want to add a file to. Then choose the Upload File button.
Start by entering the name of the directory you want the file to be stored in. Then drop your file in the upload box below or click on the box to browse and select the file you want to upload.
Scroll down to add an optional description of the file you have uploaded and commit your file to the directory you have chosen. At this point, you can choose whether to commit the file to the master branch or to create a new branch for this file.