First things first: I don't necessarily have a problem with the downvote. In any environment where upvotes and downvotes exist, and anyone is allowed to make them, we are all free to express our opinion, unless we're violating the norms of the community. (That's for @ppablo_splunk to decide.)
I'll explain why I answered the way I did: The question has nothing to do with Splunk, and getting into non-Splunk discussions in Splunk forums is generally frowned upon. But I still wanted to be helpful, without going into a deep dive on the subject. It was clear to me from the question that the questioner did not understand the concept of source control (or they wouldn't have asked it), so I pointed them in the direction of that concept. As you can see, the questioner thanked me for my response and it was accepted as the answer, so it seemed to be a successful response.
(I never recommend particular source control systems - everyone has their favorite, and different environments lend themselves to different ones. The questioner should evaluate the information they find against their own environment and needs and decide for themselves.)
Finally, this exchange is about three years old, and not Splunk-related. Why vote on it now?
Anyways, your time is your own, and if you felt strongly that you had to spend it registering a negative opinion of my three-year-old answer, that's fine with me. But I would consider taking @ppablo_splunk's advice, and instead spend that time giving answers to new questions and improving existing ones.
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