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Introduction to using git locally

Jan 14, 2009, 19:31 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"Finally, we have the question of: why git specifically? One reason might be popularity - there are plenty of users of git, so getting help shouldn't be too hard. (Of course, there are plenty of other popular DVCSs around.) Speed is another factor - what can take minutes on certain version control systems can take mere seconds using git. Providing some proof for this paragraph is way beyond the scope of this article, but there is a plethora of articles online on the topic.

"This guide aims to show just some of the commands that git lets you use - there are certainly far more than are listed here. It also assumes that you're only going to working locally. Much of git's usefulness becomes apparent when you start working with other people, but even for one-man jobs using git can be tremendously helpful."

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