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10 Git Version Control Utilities to Make You More Effective

Feb 08, 2011, 00:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Gilmore)

"I'm one of many developers who really enjoy using the Git version control system. A Git Groupie, if you will. It's one of those software projects that just feels right practically from the very first commit. If you're also a "committed" Git user (get it?), you're probably always looking for ways to more effectively manage your repositories. If so, check out the 10 Git utilities introduced in this article.

"1. Use Git on Windows with TortoiseGit

"The tortoise has somehow become synonymous with running open source version control projects on Windows, thanks to a long line of namesake projects traced back to the 2000 release of TortoiseCVS (a Windows-based CVS client). Over the years several sibling projects were created for interfacing with other popular version control solutions, including TortoiseSVN and TortoiseHg. In late 2008 TortoiseGit became the latest addition to the series, providing Windows users with an impressively well-integrated Git client.

"TortoiseGit depends upon Git for Windows, so be sure to install it before installing TortoiseGit. See the TortoiseGit website for all of the installation and configuration details.

"2. Browsing Repositories with gitk"

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