descriptionA fork of msysgit/git for easier access to my development
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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.
It was originally written by Linus Torvalds with help of a group of
hackers around the net. It is currently maintained by Junio C Hamano.

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 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 messages titled "A note from the maintainer", "What's in
git.git (stable)" and "What's cooking in git.git (topics)" and
the discussion following them on the mailing list give a good
reference for project status, development direction and
remaining tasks.
2009-06-07 Johannes SchindelinMerge commit 'v1.6.3.2' into develmaster
2009-06-04 Junio C HamanoGIT
2009-06-03 René Scharfegrep: fix empty word-regexp matches
2009-06-03 Junio C Hamanoblame: correctly handle a path that used to be a directory
2009-06-03 Thomas Rastadd -i: do not dump patch during application
2009-06-02 Junio C HamanoUpdate draft release notes for
2009-06-02 Junio C HamanoMerge branch 'cb/maint-1.6.0-xdl-merge-fix' into maint
2009-06-02 Junio C HamanoMerge branch 'rs/maint-grep-word-regexp-fix' into maint
2009-06-02 Junio C HamanoMerge branch 'sb/maint-1.6.2-opt-filename-fix' into...
2009-06-02 Junio C HamanoMerge branch 'jc/maint-add-p-coalesce-fix' into maint
2009-06-02 Junio C HamanoMerge branch 'tr/maint-doc-stash-pop' into maint
2009-06-02 René Scharfegrep: fix colouring of matches with zero length
2009-06-01 Steffen ProhaskaMove conio.h from win32.h to mingw.c
2009-05-31 Steffen ProhaskaMerge branch 'work/revert-gitk' into devel
2009-05-29 Thomas RastDocumentation: teach stash/pop workflow instead of...
2009-05-28 Clemens Buchacherfix segfault showing an empty remote
9 years ago hv/reserved-paths
9 years ago master