When you want Git to track a file in a repository, you must explicitly add it to the repo, which can become a bit cumbersome if you have many files. Another option would be to add/stage all files to the repo, which is much quicker. In general it is
In the Git version control system you're able to push and pull code from any number of remote repositories. This is beneficial for when you want to pull in updates from someone else's fork of a project, for example. Or you may just want to have a way to link
In Git, and most other VCS tools, branching is one of the main constructs that really make it useful for software development. These branches are almost like a new copy of your code at the current state, which can then be used to develop new code.
For example, whenever you
One of Git's most powerful features is the ability to easily create and merge branches. Git's distributed nature encourages users to create new branches often and to merge them regularly as a part of the development process. This fundamentally improves the development workflow for most projects by encouraging smaller, more
One of the nice things about Git is it's flexibility, allowing you to perform just about any task on a source tree that you'd need. In this case I'm referring to cleaning up the history of a source tree by squashing commits.
When you squash commits, you're combining 2 or
If you've been using Git for any significant amount of time then you probably already know how to push your commits from a local branch to a remote repository. But, as you may be aware, Git doesn't just track commits, there are other objects/references as well, like tags.
While I had initially thought that it's very rare for a remote repository to change location, it actually happens a lot more than I realized. A remote repo may change from one private server to another (like a NAS), from a personal GitHub repo to one in an organization, or
In order to checkout a branch from a remote repository, you will have to perform two steps. First, you need to fetch the actual branch data, which includes the commits, files, references, etc. Second, you'll want to actually check it out so your working directory contains the branch files.