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03:12 - What is Git?
04:16 - Why do you need it?
06:31 - UI vs command line
09:03 - Commands 101
- .gitignore file is key right off the bat
- add -p - quick review of all the changes you’ve made
- Multiple adds and commits
- Commit messages should be descriptive
- What are origins?
- Merge vs pull request
- Git vs GitHub / Alternatives
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
- Github CLI
- GitHub desktop app
- VS Code integration
- Source tree
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