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authorJ. Bruce Fields <>2006-10-26 02:43:47 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2006-10-26 03:01:57 (GMT)
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Documentation: updates to "Everyday GIT"
Remove the introduction: I think it should be obvious why we have this. (And if it isn't obvious then we've got other problems.) Replace reference to git whatchanged by git log. Miscellaneous style and grammar fixes. Signed-off-by: J. Bruce Fields <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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@@ -1,22 +1,7 @@
Everyday GIT With 20 Commands Or So
-GIT suite has over 100 commands, and the manual page for each of
-them discusses what the command does and how it is used in
-detail, but until you know what command should be used in order
-to achieve what you want to do, you cannot tell which manual
-page to look at, and if you know that already you do not need
-the manual.
-Does that mean you need to know all of them before you can use
-git? Not at all. Depending on the role you play, the set of
-commands you need to know is slightly different, but in any case
-what you need to learn is far smaller than the full set of
-commands to carry out your day-to-day work. This document is to
-serve as a cheat-sheet and a set of pointers for people playing
-various roles.
-<<Basic Repository>> commands are needed by people who has a
+<<Basic Repository>> commands are needed by people who have a
repository --- that is everybody, because every working tree of
git is a repository.
@@ -25,28 +10,27 @@ essential for anybody who makes a commit, even for somebody who
works alone.
If you work with other people, you will need commands listed in
-<<Individual Developer (Participant)>> section as well.
+the <<Individual Developer (Participant)>> section as well.
-People who play <<Integrator>> role need to learn some more
+People who play the <<Integrator>> role need to learn some more
commands in addition to the above.
<<Repository Administration>> commands are for system
-administrators who are responsible to care and feed git
-repositories to support developers.
+administrators who are responsible for the care and feeding
+of git repositories.
Basic Repository[[Basic Repository]]
-Everybody uses these commands to feed and care git repositories.
+Everybody uses these commands to maintain git repositories.
* gitlink:git-init-db[1] or gitlink:git-clone[1] to create a
new repository.
- * gitlink:git-fsck-objects[1] to validate the repository.
+ * gitlink:git-fsck-objects[1] to check the repository for errors.
- * gitlink:git-prune[1] to garbage collect cruft in the
- repository.
+ * gitlink:git-prune[1] to remove unused objects in the repository.
* gitlink:git-repack[1] to pack loose objects for efficiency.
@@ -78,8 +62,8 @@ $ git repack -a -d <1>
$ git prune
-<1> pack all the objects reachable from the refs into one pack
-and remove unneeded other packs
+<1> pack all the objects reachable from the refs into one pack,
+then remove the other packs.
Individual Developer (Standalone)[[Individual Developer (Standalone)]]
@@ -93,9 +77,6 @@ following commands.
* gitlink:git-log[1] to see what happened.
- * gitlink:git-whatchanged[1] to find out where things have
- come from.
* gitlink:git-checkout[1] and gitlink:git-branch[1] to switch
@@ -120,7 +101,7 @@ following commands.
-Extract a tarball and create a working tree and a new repository to keep track of it.::
+Use a tarball as a starting point for a new repository:
$ tar zxf frotz.tar.gz
@@ -203,7 +184,7 @@ $ cd my2.6
$ edit/compile/test; git commit -a -s <1>
$ git format-patch origin <2>
$ git pull <3>
-$ git whatchanged -p ORIG_HEAD.. arch/i386 include/asm-i386 <4>
+$ git log -p ORIG_HEAD.. arch/i386 include/asm-i386 <4>
$ git pull git:// ALL <5>
$ git reset --hard ORIG_HEAD <6>
$ git prune <7>