Ask HN: What made you finally grok Git?

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  • dotfiles

    My personal dotfiles repository (by aib)

    Being the go-to git guy for a whole project when everyone was new to it.

    Are you using it from the command line? I feel that helps a lot. Get a good log alias[1] and get hacking. I almost exclusively use the official CLI, with the exception of git-gui for committing and rolling back patches (lines / hunks). (I find it's easier than `add -p` and that CTRL+J is a good time saver.)

    1: As an example, https://github.com/aib/dotfiles/blob/master/.gitconfig#L29

  • gitflow

    Git extensions to provide high-level repository operations for Vincent Driessen's branching model.

    As a beginner - each of stash, branch, staged and remote is just a swimlane, kinda like illustration here: https://nvie.com/posts/a-successful-git-branching-model/ but can't remember where did I read it initially

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  • version-control

    An implementation of the core functionality of git

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