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descriptionJonathan Nieder’s miscellaneous git branches
last changeFri, 15 Aug 2014 22:09:12 +0000 (15 15:09 -0700)
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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.
2014-08-15 Junio C HamanoGit 2.1master
2014-08-13 Johannes Sixttests: fix negated test_i18ngrep calls
2014-08-10 Junio C HamanoMerge branch 'master' of git://
2014-08-08 Junio C HamanoGit 2.1-rc2
2014-08-08 Alexander Shopovgitk: Updated Bulgarian translation (302t,0f,0u)
2014-08-08 Max Kirillovgitk: Add keybinding to switch to parent commit
2014-08-07 Junio C HamanoMerge branch 'mb/relnotes-2.1'
2014-08-07 Marc BranchaudRelease notes: grammatical fixes
2014-08-07 Stefan Bellervarious contrib: Fix links in man pages
2014-08-05 Junio C HamanoRelNotes: no more check_ref_format micro-optimization
2014-08-04 Junio C HamanoGit 2.1.0-rc1
2014-08-04 Junio C HamanoMerge branch 'tf/maint-doc-push'
2014-08-04 Junio C HamanoMerge branch 'ta/doc-config'
2014-07-31 Tony Finchgit-push: fix link in man page
2014-07-30 Junio C HamanoSync with 2.0.4
2014-07-30 Junio C HamanoUpdate draft release notes to 2.1
21 months ago rs/ref-transaction "Use ref transactions", part 3
22 months ago rs/ref-transaction-1 "Use ref transactions", early part
2 years ago v1.8.4.1 Git
2 years ago v1.8.4 Git 1.8.4
2 years ago v1.8.4-rc4 Git 1.8.4-rc4
2 years ago v1.8.4-rc3 Git 1.8.4-rc3
2 years ago v1.8.4-rc2 Git 1.8.4-rc2
2 years ago v1.8.4-rc1 Git 1.8.4-rc1
3 years ago v1.8.4-rc0 Git 1.8.4-rc0
3 years ago v1.8.3.4 Git
3 years ago v1.8.3.3 Git
3 years ago v1.8.3.2 Git
3 years ago gitgui-0.18.0 git-gui 0.18.0
3 years ago v1.8.3.1 Git
3 years ago v1.8.3 Git 1.8.3
3 years ago v1.8.3-rc3 Git 1.8.3-rc3
23 months ago pu
23 months ago next
23 months ago master
23 months ago todo
23 months ago maint