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Git - fast, scalable, distributed revision control system

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.

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

See Documentation/gittutorial.txt to get started, then see Documentation/giteveryday.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 <commandname>.

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

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.

Issues which are security relevant should be disclosed privately to the Git Security mailing list <>.

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.

The name "git" was given by Linus Torvalds when he wrote the very first version. He described the tool as "the stupid content tracker" and the name as (depending on your mood):

2020-06-01 Jonathan Niederdebian: new upstream releasedebian-sid
2020-06-01 Jonathan NiederMerge tag 'v2.27.0' into debian-sid
2020-06-01 Junio C HamanoGit 2.27release+patchesv2.27.0
2020-05-31 Junio C HamanoMerge branch 'cb/test-use-ere-for-alternation'
2020-05-31 Junio C HamanoMerge tag 'l10n-2.27.0-rnd2' of git://
2020-05-30 Jiang XinMerge branch 'master' of
2020-05-30 Jiang XinMerge branch of
2020-05-29 Junio C HamanoMerge branch 'bc/sha-256-part-1-of-4'
2020-05-29 Junio C HamanoMerge branch 'ma/rev-list-options-docfix'
2020-05-29 Junio C HamanoMerge branch 'jk/ci-only-on-selected-branches'
2020-05-29 Carlo Marcelo... t: avoid alternation (not POSIX) in grep's BRE
2020-05-29 Yi-Jyun Panl10n: zh_TW.po: v2.27.0 round 2 (0 untranslated)
2020-05-29 Yi-Jyun Panl10n: zh_TW.po: v2.27.0 round 1 (0 untranslated)
2020-05-29 Jan Engelhardtl10n: de.po: Fix typo in the German translation of...
2020-05-29 Matthias Rüsterl10n: de.po: Update German translation for Git 2.27.0
2020-05-28 Alessandro... l10n: it.po: update for Git 2.27.0 round #2
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