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“Tracking Branches” And “Remote-Tracking Branches”

Both Tracking Branches and Remote Tracking Branches are created on the git client when a git clone command is used.

Merging Branches With a Conflict: Conflicts And Resolutions

Learn what to do when you have a conflict when merging branches in Git. 30+ additional Git Tutorials.

Git Topics

What’s In The Git Index? What’s Changed?

We explain and show how to use the helpful commands and for finding out the state of your working directory and git index.

The Configuration File – “remote” Section – Git Config

In this tutorial you get dirty and find out what is really going on with git conf by exploring in the .git/config file by using the git remote commands.

HEAD: Where Are We? Where Were We?

Git uses the HEAD variable, which by default, is a reference to the current (most recent) commit. In our example, the most recent commit is labeled C2 in the diagram:

How to Add a New Commit To The Git Object Store

This posting shows you how to create a sample working directory and place it into the git object store. Full details and commands are explained.

The .git Directory

If you haven't explored the .git directory yet, it's worth the hike. It is your project's root and we explain what is in it and why it is important.

Why Use Git Instead of a Legacy Version Control System?

Why use Git, because Git is distributed so you have the ability to have a copy of the complete repository on your local drive that you can work against.

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Git provides better history, flexibility in where you work, easy branching, is flexible and powerful, and it is FAST. 30+ FREE tutorials at GitGuys.com.

The Configuration File – “remote” Section – Git Config

In this tutorial you get dirty and find out what is really going on with git conf by exploring in the .git/config file by using the git remote commands.

HEAD: Where Are We? Where Were We?

Git uses the HEAD variable, which by default, is a reference to the current (most recent) commit. In our example, the most recent commit is labeled C2 in the diagram:

8 Reasons for Switching to Git

Switching to Git can decrease the time required for managing your code base, increased time for coding. Git automates many of the tasks that you need to do while managing your code, saving you time.

Git Object Store: Creating the Sample Working Directory

The instructions below show how the files and directories were created and added to the git object store that is discussed in the tutorial "Git object: Tree."

The Configuration File – “Branch” Section

Git Branch - Let's look at the config file for the git client that did the git clone git://repohost/project1.git in the Git Remotes Behind the Scenes.

About GitGuys

GitGuys was created by The Git Guys: Tim Flagg and Matthew R. Laue, founders of Akiri Solutions to provide a place for learning git.

Git Resources

8 Reasons for Switching to Git

Switching to Git can decrease the time required for managing your code base, increased time for coding. Git automates many of the tasks that you need to do while managing your code, saving you time.

Git Repositories

How to Recover a Deleted File From a Git Repository

Recovering a deleted file from the git repository is easy if you know the method and commands. This short tutorial walks you through the process.