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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>