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Git Pocket Guide

Git Pocket Guide

by Richard E. Silverman


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This pocket guide is the perfect on-the-job companion to Git, the distributed version control system. It provides a compact, readable introduction to Git for new users, as well as a reference to common commands and procedures for those of you with Git experience.

Written for Git version 1.8.2, this handy task-oriented guide is organized around the basic version control functions you need, such as making commits, fixing mistakes, merging, and searching history.

  • Examine the state of your project at earlier points in time
  • Learn the basics of creating and making changes to a repository
  • Create branches so many people can work on a project simultaneously
  • Merge branches and reconcile the changes among them
  • Clone an existing repository and share changes with push/pull commands
  • Examine and change your repository’s commit history
  • Access remote repositories, using different network protocols
  • Get recipes for accomplishing a variety of common tasks

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781449325862
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/30/2013
Pages: 234
Sales rank: 721,000
Product dimensions: 4.30(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Richard E. Silverman has a B.A. in computer science and an M.A. in pure mathematics. Richard has worked in the fields of networking, formal methods in software development, public-key infrastructure, routing security, and Unix systems administration. He co-authored the SSH, The Secure Shell: The Definitive Guide, 2e and the Linux Security Cookbook.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

  • Chapter 1: Understanding Git

  • Chapter 2: Getting Started

  • Chapter 3: Making Commits

  • Chapter 4: Undoing and Editing Commits

  • Chapter 5: Branching

  • Chapter 6: Tracking Other Repositories

  • Chapter 7: Merging

  • Chapter 8: Naming Commits

  • Chapter 9: Viewing History

  • Chapter 10: Editing History

  • Chapter 11: Understanding Patches

  • Chapter 12: Remote Access

  • Chapter 13: Miscellaneous

  • Chapter 14: How Do I…?

  • Index

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