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Git Workbook

Self-Study Guide to Git

About the Book

Learn git by doing!  Each section teaches a specific skill or solves a specific problem - and each one includes a practical exercise for you to work through yourself.  This deliberate practice means you will quickly pick up familiarity with all the git commands you need, and be able to use this tool for your own purposes.  The short sections make this book ideal for those who are pushed for time as it can easily fit into short units of time rather than requiring sustained study.

This book assumes nothing, so beginners can begin at the beginning.  More experienced users may choose to jump straight into the sections about rebasing or working with tracking branches - it's totally up to you!

About the Author

Lorna Mitchell
Lorna Mitchell

Lorna is an independent web development consultant and trainer based in Leeds, UK and working with a wide variety of clients to improve their development practices.  She is the author of traditionally published books "PHP Master" and "PHP Web Services" in addition to her Leanpub collection and writes regularly for her own site and other publications.  A regular conference speaker, you can often find her at conferences and other events speaking about both business and technical topics, particularly HTTP and APIs.  Outside of work, Lorna leads the open source project - enabling real-time public feedback for speakers and organisers of community events.

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Table of Contents

  • About This Workbook
  • Get Some Tools
  • Configure Git
  • Make A Repository
  • What’s Happening? Ask Git Status
  • Keep Your Changes Under (Source) Control
  • Study Your History with Git Log
  • Inspect Your Changes with Git Diff
  • Unstage An Added File
  • Fix An Incorrect Commit Message
  • Branch To Create A Safe Working Area
  • Apply a Branch of Changes with Git Merge
  • What’s The Story? Ask Git Log
  • Git’s Staging Area
  • Get The Right Commit On The Right Branch
  • Spot The Difference: More Git Diff
  • Power Diff with DiffTool
  • Handle Interruptions with Git Stash
  • Cherry-Pick Changes From Another Branch
  • Git Revert
  • UnMerge Changes
  • I Lost My Work: Git Reflog to the Rescue
  • Handling Conflicts - in Git and in Teams
  • Merge Types
  • Create A Fast-Forward Merge For A Clean History
  • Rewrite History With Rebase Interactive
  • Get Started With GitHub
  • Understand Multiple Remotes
  • Use Tracking Branches for Easy Collaboration
  • Pull With Rebase When Your Branch Is Out Of Date
  • Git Hooks
  • Projects Within Projects: Git Submodule
  • Git Bisect for Fault Finding in a Forest of Commits
  • Quiz Answers
  • Credits
  • Notes

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