Things I think everyone should know about Git

Length: 65 min


Git makes many people suffer unnecessarily.

I will try to help you suffer less, by telling you a few things that I think all newcomers to Git should be told.

The most important bit is: Read Git From the Bottom Up by John Wiegley.


What's covered

  1. How to approach Git; general strategy
  2. Definitely read Git From the Bottom Up
  3. The repository is immutable
  4. git-reflog finds stuff you thought was lost
  5. Skim the git-rev-parse manual once in a while
  6. Branches aren't real
  7. Pushing and pulling; remotes and tracking branches
  8. The index and partial commits (git-add -p)
  9. Aliases and writing custom commands

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