Learn to write smart commit messages that will be helpful in the future.
- In the last movie we made our first commit, … and we provided a commit message to describe … what was in the changes that were being committed. … In this movie, I want us to talk a bit more … about how you write good commit messages, … because there are some best practices. … The first thing is that you always want to begin with … a short single line summary of what the changes are. … That would be something that's less than 50 characters. … If you need to describe more in depth you can … have a blank line followed by a more … complete description as well. … In the previous example, … we just did it all on one line inside quotes … we're going to eventually learn how we can … write multi-lined commits a little more easily than that. … But just know that you always want to start with that … single line summary even if you need to dive into … some deeper details. … That single one lined summary at the start … is important. … If you do decide to use a longer description, … you still want to keep each line to less than 72 …
- 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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