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	Git - the stupid content tracker


"git" can mean anything, depending on your mood.

 - random three-letter combination that is pronounceable, and not
   actually used by any common UNIX command.  The fact that it is a
   mispronunciation of "get" may or may not be relevant.
 - stupid. contemptible and despicable. simple. Take your pick from the
   dictionary of slang.
 - "global information tracker": you're in a good mood, and it actually
   works for you. Angels sing, and a light suddenly fills the room.
 - "goddamn idiotic truckload of sh*t": when it breaks

Git is a fast, scalable, distributed revision control system with an
unusually rich command set that provides both high-level operations
and full access to internals.

Git is an Open Source project covered by the GNU General Public
License version 2 (some parts of it are under different licenses,
compatible with the GPLv2). It was originally written by Linus
Torvalds with help of a group of hackers around the net.

Please read the file INSTALL for installation instructions.

See Documentation/gittutorial.txt to get started, then see
Documentation/everyday.txt for a useful minimum set of commands, and
Documentation/git-commandname.txt for documentation of each command.
If git has been correctly installed, then the tutorial can also be
read with "man gittutorial" or "git help tutorial", and the
documentation of each command with "man git-commandname" or "git help

CVS users may also want to read Documentation/gitcvs-migration.txt
("man gitcvs-migration" or "git help cvs-migration" if git is

Many Git online resources are accessible from
including full documentation and Git related tools.

The user discussion and development of Git take place on the Git
mailing list -- everyone is welcome to post bug reports, feature
requests, comments and patches to (read
Documentation/SubmittingPatches for instructions on patch submission).
To subscribe to the list, send an email with just "subscribe git" in
the body to The mailing list archives are
available at, and other archival sites.

The maintainer frequently sends the "What's cooking" reports that
list the current status of various development topics to the mailing
list.  The discussion following them give a good reference for
project status, development direction and remaining tasks.

Recent activity


mirror pushed 12 commits to mirror/git

f8abaeb - Merge branch 'maint'
04f2ddd - Merge branch 'tr/test-v-and-v-subtest-only'
531c8dd - fixup-builtins: retire an old transition helper script
62a23c9 - perf-lib: fix start/stop of perf tests
ad0e623 - test-lib: support running tests under valgrind in parallel

mirror pushed 20 commits to mirror/git

56df44a - Merge branch 'maint'
81a199b - Update draft release notes to
4efd165 - Merge branch 'rr/diffcore-pickaxe-doc' into maint
213d256 - Merge branch 'cr/git-work-tree-sans-git-dir' into maint
ac5611a - Merge branch 'fc/do-not-use-the-index-in-add-to-index' into maint

mirror pushed 4 commits to mirror/git

3c36e8a - Sync with
3a46183 - Git
94b5404 - configure: fix option help message for --disable-pthreads
6653aa9 - Merge branch 'nd/clone-connectivity-shortcut' (early part) into maint

mirror pushed 36 commits to mirror/git

9832cb9 - Update draft release notes to 1.8.4
76689ab - Merge branch 'rr/am-quit-empty-then-abort-fix'
001d116 - Merge branch 'rt/cherry-pick-continue-advice-in-status'
869577e - Merge branch 'nk/config-local-doc'
6f37238 - Merge branch 'jk/mergetool-lib-refactor'
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