Although some familiarity with revision control systems will be good background
material, a reader who is not familiar with any other system will still be able to learn
enough about basic Git operations to be productive in a short while. More advanced
readers should be able to gain insight into some of Git’s internal design and thus master
some of its more powerful techniques.
The main intended audience of this book should be familiar and comfortable with the
Unix shell, basic shell commands, and general programming concepts.
Get up to speed on Git for tracking, branching, merging, and managing code revisions. Through a series of step-by-step tutorials, this practical guide takes you quickly from Git fundamentals to advanced techniques, and provides friendly yet rigorous advice for navigating the many functions of this open source version control system.
This thoroughly revised edition also includes tips for manipulating trees, extended coverage of the reflog and stash, and a complete introduction to the GitHub repository. Git lets you manage code development in a virtually endless variety of ways, once you understand how to harness the system’s flexibility. This book shows you how.
Learn how to use Git for several real-world development scenarios
Gain insight into Git’s common-use cases, initial tasks, and basic functions
Use the system for both centralized and distributed version control
Learn how to manage merges, conflicts, patches, and diffs
Apply advanced techniques such as rebasing, hooks, and ways to handle submodules
Interact with Subversion (SVN) repositories—including SVN to Git conversions
Navigate, use, and contribute to open source projects though GitHub