I’m no Git

I have tried on a number of occasions to understand the nature of Git and GitHub and I’ve been less than successful.  Yes I’ve created repositories, done the push and pull bit with commit but I never got it.  So I went back to basics I did the course at codeschool.  It was good and I understood it, but I didn’t ‘get it’.  The old cliche a picture says a thousand words was true and with the help of this diagram below a light came on and showed me a way in.




So I did the first part, the basic git work flow

1.Setup the Project Folder

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          mkdir projects
          cd projects

2.Git Configuration

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          git config –global user.name “Your Name”
          git config –global user.email “mrabe@git.training”
          git config –global –list

3.Copy the Repository (clone)

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          # paste in your GitHub HTTPS clone URL
          git clone https://github.com/alwinsol/github-demo.git ls
          cd github-demo
          git status

4. The First Commit

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          echo “Test Git Quick Start demo” >> start.txt ls
          cat start.txt
          git status
          git add start.txt
          git status
          git commit -m “Adding start text file” git status

5. Publishing the changes to GitHub (push)

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          git push origin master

These few commands allowed me to ‘get’ Git as I understood what was happening.  I can now say I ain’t afraid of no Git

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