Tuesday 15 March 2016

Getting Started with Github

Github is a code hosting platform for version control and collaboration. It lets you and other work together on projects from anywhwere. It manage changes to a project without overwriting any part of that project and keeps a snapshot of every change ever made.
Having an overview of github I set up my username and email address, as every Git commit uses this information using the following commands
  $ git config --global username
  $ git config --global user.email

Before moving ahead I went through some words that are used in Git repeatedly like Repository, Version Control, Commit, Branch,etc.
As a beginner without going into too deep, I started with the basic commands for getting started with Git.

To create new git Repository I used "git init" command.
Local repository consists of three trees maintained by git.
Then I learned to add and commit using commands: 
       git add <filename>
       git commit -m "Commit message"
To push changes from HEAD to remote repository, I executed
     git push origin master
After getting started I find it interesting, then i jumped to other commands
    git status
    git log
    git branch
    git branch <filename>
    git checkout <filename>
    git merge <filename>
    git  branch -d <filename>
    git log
    git push
    and many more.....

Practising these commands I am moving forward to get know more about Github through various tutorials and guides.


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