Git history (got from wikipedia, funny definition, like geek)
Git is a distributed revision control system with an emphasis on speed. Git was initially designed and developed by Linus Torvalds forLinux kernel development. Every Git working directory is a full-fledged repository with complete history and full revision tracking capabilities, not dependent on network access or a central server. Git’s current software maintenance is overseen by Junio Hamano. Git is free software distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2.
Linus Torvalds has quipped about the name “git”, which is British English slang for a stupid or unpleasant person: “I’m an egotisticalbastard, and I name all my projects after myself. First Linux, now git.”
In the terminal, type git
it will show you:
usage: git [--version] [--exec-path[=]] [--html-path] [-p|--paginate|--no-pager] [--no-replace-objects] [--bare] [--git-dir=] [--work-tree=] [-c name=value] [--help]  The most commonly used git commands are: add Add file contents to the index bisect Find by binary search the change that introduced a bug branch List, create, or delete branches checkout Checkout a branch or paths to the working tree clone Clone a repository into a new directory commit Record changes to the repository diff Show changes between commits, commit and working tree, etc fetch Download objects and refs from another repository grep Print lines matching a pattern init Create an empty git repository or reinitialize an existing one log Show commit logs merge Join two or more development histories together mv Move or rename a file, a directory, or a symlink pull Fetch from and merge with another repository or a local branch push Update remote refs along with associated objects rebase Forward-port local commits to the updated upstream head reset Reset current HEAD to the specified state rm Remove files from the working tree and from the index show Show various types of objects status Show the working tree status tag Create, list, delete or verify a tag object signed with GPG
It’s a little boring to read the commands, I think, but for the developer, at least we know how to pick up the “truc”(french word, == things in english) that we need!
So here, what we really need for initialize, create, update, and push a project will be….(a little obvious)
Usually, the procedure that I do is as follows:
rails new books // create a new rails project
git init // create the git file .git
git add . // add all the files in this directory, but don’t forget cd books and the little point
git commit -m “nothing” // commit what u have done, -m => message
git push xxx // push your project to the remote server
And if you use Github, I assume you use it, and I’m sure you will use it. You can add the following lines:
git remote add origin firstname.lastname@example.org:yourname/books.git
git push -u origin master
GitHub is a web-based hosting service for software development projects that use the Git revision control system. It is written using Ruby on Rails and Erlang by GitHub, Inc. (previously known as Logical Awesome) developers Chris Wanstrath, PJ Hyett, and Tom Preston-Werner. GitHub offers both commercial plans and free accounts for open source projects. According to the Git User’s Survey in 2009, GitHub is the most popular Git hosting site.