Template:Article summary start Template:Article summary text Template:Article summary heading Template:Article summary wiki: Generally about contributing to pacman, although it still serves as a practical Git tutorial Template:Article summary end
Git is the version control system (VCS) coded by Linus Torvalds (the creator of Linux) when he was criticized for using the proprietary BitKeeper with the Linux kernel. Git is now used by the Linux kernel and by many other projects, including Pacman, Arch's package manager.
If you get launching git's GUI gitk like
/usr/bin/gitk: line 3: exec: wish: not found.
you should make sure that tk is installed.
To add command completion for bash download the following file: git-completion.bash. Then edit your .bashrc file so that it contains the following line:
Parts from everywhere, much from the wonderful tutorial here: http://www.kernel.org/pub/software/scm/git/docs/gittutorial.html
Additionally see Super Quick Git Guide.
Pull the network scripts with
Update an existing clone
git pull origin
git commit -a -m "changelog message"
To create a new branch
git branch somebranch
Change to a different branch
git checkout differentbranch
Merge a branch to current active branch
git merge somebranch
Delete a branch
git branch -d somebranch
Diff between two branches
git diff master..somebranch
Diff between two commit ID's (found in git log)
git diff e9780c7cba2855350e914fde227a79bb63c1351d..8b014e40346b38b3b9bfc41359b4e8a68e804c0d
Diff between the last two commits
git diff HEAD^ HEAD
Patchset between two branches (follows same syntax as git diff afaik)
git format-patch master..somebranch
git format-patch -o out origin
Set nano as default editor
git config --global core.editor "nano -w"
Start remote repository http://www.adeal.eu/starting-with-git.php [broken as of 31DEC10]