Version control is software that keeps track of changes that you make to files and directories.
- [Narrator] Let's begin our exploration of Git, … by gaining an understanding of what it is … and what it can do for you. … Git is software that keeps track of changes … that you make to files and directories. … And it's especially good at keeping track of text changes. … Let's imagine that you have a document. … You start with version 1 of that document. … You make some changes to it, now you have version 2. … And you make some more changes and you now have version 3. … Git keeps track of those three different versions for you. … It allows you to move back and forth between the versions. … And to compare the different versions to see what changed. … Git is referred to as a version control system … or VCS for short. … Git's not the first version control system ever created, … there've been others. And almost all of them … had one primary purpose, to manage source code. … Programmers wanted a way to be able to track the changes … that they made to computer code over time, … as they added features and as they fixed bugs. …
- Exploring the history of version control
- Installing Git on Mac, Windows, and Linux
- Initializing a repository
- Writing useful commit messages
- The Git three-tree architecture
- Tracking when files are added, edited, deleted, or moved
- Viewing change sets and comparing versions
- Undoing changes and retrieving previous versions
- Ignoring changes to select files
Skill Level Beginner
1. What Is Git?
2. Install Git
3. Getting Started
4. Git Concepts and Architecture
5. Make Changes to Files
6. Use Git with a Real Project
7. Undo Changes
8. Ignore Files
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