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authorSanti Béjar <>2007-01-03 12:53:27 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2007-01-03 20:19:20 (GMT)
commit9c9410e115add56bc33a57f16c7e64da2e1fb0ec (patch)
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parentc1d179f88add2a8c1e0052d34cf757760c25b8df (diff)
Documentation/tutorial: misc updates
- Teach how to delete a branch with "git branch -d name". - Usually a commit has one parent; merge has more. - Teach "git show" instead of "git cat-file -p". Signed-off-by: Santi Béjar <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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@@ -232,6 +232,15 @@ $ gitk
will show a nice graphical representation of the resulting history.
+At this point you could delete the experimental branch with
+$ git branch -d experimental
+This command ensures that the changes in the experimental branch are
+already in the current branch.
If you develop on a branch crazy-idea, then regret it, you can always
delete the branch with
@@ -401,8 +410,8 @@ $ git show HEAD # the tip of the current branch
$ git show experimental # the tip of the "experimental" branch
-Every commit has at least one "parent" commit, which points to the
-previous state of the project:
+Every commit usually has one "parent" commit
+which points to the previous state of the project:
$ git show HEAD^ # to see the parent of HEAD
@@ -520,10 +529,10 @@ of the file:
$ git diff v2.5:Makefile
-You can also use "git cat-file -p" to see any such file:
+You can also use "git show" to see any such file:
-$ git cat-file -p v2.5:Makefile
+$ git show v2.5:Makefile
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