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Git checkout. This tutorial provides all of the necessary skills to work with previous revisions of a software project.

Git checkout

First, it shows you how to explore old commits, then it explains the difference between reverting public commits in the project history vs. resetting unpublished changes on your local machine. git checkout The git checkout command serves three distinct functions: checking out files, checking out commits, and checking out branches. In this module, we’re only concerned with the first two configurations. Checking out a commit makes the entire working directory match that commit. Usage git checkout master Return to the master branch. Git checkout <commit><file> Check out a previous version of a file. Git checkout <commit> Update all files in the working directory to match the specified commit.

Discussion The whole idea behind any version control system is to store “safe” copies of a project so that you never have to worry about irreparably breaking your code base. Example. Deep Dive into Git with Team Foundation Server. A Git cheat sheet (Git command reference) By Alvin Alexander.

A Git cheat sheet (Git command reference)

Last updated: Nov 9, 2015 Summary: This is a Git cheat sheet (Git command summary) I've created, featuring many Git command examples. As I've begun to set up my own private Git hosting repository (see Private Git hosting services, and My A2 Hosting Git repository using SSH), it's time to cram all these Git commands back into my head again. To that end, here's my Git cheat sheet (Git command reference page), with all the Git commands I currently know.

Please note that many of these commands come directly or indirectly from the excellent book Pro Git (online here, or available at Amazon. Git. Book. Git Immersion - Brought to you by New Context. Code School - Try Git. Code School - Git Real. Deep Dive into Git with Team Foundation Server. GitHub. Setting up Git in PowerShell. It seems like everybody is using git these days.

Setting up Git in PowerShell

And for most, not everybody is stuck using Windows in their day to day workflow. Unfortunately, I am. So that means it is much more painful to get up and running with a lot of the coolest and best open source projects that are offered by members of github and other online code repositories being shared via git. However, there is hope and it is possible for Windows users to join the git party.

So in this post, I would like to describe just how to do that. The goal of this post is to work through these steps as best I can to get users up and running as quickly as possible and as easily as possible, reducing the amount of confusion and fumbling around with settings. First step – Download and install the git port for Windows. This is pretty straight forward. Second step – Add the git binaries to your system path variable.

Computer -> Properties -> Advanced -> Environmental Variables and add the following value to the PATH variable. Installing Git. Explain Git with D3. We are going to skip instructing you on how to add your files for commit in this explanation.

Explain Git with D3

Let's assume you already know how to do that. If you don't, go read some other tutorials. Pretend that you already have your files staged for commit and enter git commit as many times as you like in the terminal box. git branch name will create a new branch named "name". Creating branches just creates a new tag pointing to the currently checked out commit. Branches can be deleted using the command git branch -d name. Git Basics. So, what is Git in a nutshell?

Git Basics

This is an important section to absorb, because if you understand what Git is and the fundamentals of how it works, then using Git effectively will probably be much easier for you. As you learn Git, try to clear your mind of the things you may know about other VCSs, such as Subversion and Perforce; doing so will help you avoid subtle confusion when using the tool. Git stores and thinks about information much differently than these other systems, even though the user interface is fairly similar; understanding those differences will help prevent you from becoming confused while using it. Snapshots, Not Differences The major difference between Git and any other VCS (Subversion and friends included) is the way Git thinks about its data. Figure 1-4. Git doesn’t think of or store its data this way. Figure 1-5. Git vs Mercurial: Why Git? - Atlassian Blogs. This is a guest blog post by Charles O’Farrell, a developer at Atlassian, that will focus on the reasons a team may choose Git as their DVCS of choice.

Git vs Mercurial: Why Git? - Atlassian Blogs

Charles is focused on coding in any DVCS and has spent some time switching users over from ClearCase to Git. In our previous blog we explored why teams may choose Mercurial as their distributed version control system of choice. Now let’s explore why Git is a strong option as your distributed version control system (DVCS). Since the dawn of time (1970), geeks have fought a long and bloody war between right and wrong; good and evil; Vim and Emacs. In recent years another set of tools have called upon us geeks to fight once again for our right to spend hours arguing on blogs instead of doing actual work. This article takes the *cough*winning*cough* side of Git and looks at some of the compelling reasons why it may have risen to dominance in this epic struggle.

Caveats *yawn* Why is that? Storage Format. Git Reference. GitHub Guides. Understanding the basics of Git and GitHub.