Git Fundamentals


In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk about Git fundamentals — what it is, why you need it, best practices, and more!

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Show Notes

03:12 - What is Git?

04:16 - Why do you need it?

06:31 - UI vs command line

09:03 - Commands 101

  • init
    • .gitignore file is key right off the bat
  • add
    • add -p - quick review of all the changes you’ve made
  • commit
    • Multiple adds and commits
    • Commit messages should be descriptive
  • push
    • What are origins?
  • pull
  • clone
  • checkout
  • merge
  • fetch
  • stash
  • fork
  • Merge vs pull request
  • Git vs GitHub / Alternatives
    • Bitbucket
    • GitLab

44:25 - Common issues

  • Merge conflicts
  • Files being tracked unintentionally
  • “How do I delete file from GitHub?”
    • git rm -r
    • alias gri="git ls-files --ignored --exclude-standard | xargs -0 git rm -r"
  • Databases in Git?

49:10 - Git clients

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