How to use git

Ian Wadham at
Sat Aug 20 20:41:02 PDT 2016

On 20/08/2016, at 1:24 PM, Lawrence Velázquez wrote:

>> On Aug 19, 2016, at 11:16 PM, Ian Wadham < at> wrote:
>> As a KDE developer (and spectator of the changeover from svn to git) I have found
>> this cheat sheet very useful, but not quite covering all situations I have encountered.


> Any documentation we write should be written specifically for developers
> 	1. who are accustomed to using Subversion, and
> 	2. want to translate *their MacPorts workflow* to Git.
> We shouldn't expend effort rewriting a sloppier version of every generic "this is how version control works" Git tutorial on the Web. There's quite enough of that.

I can thoroughly recommend the cheat-sheet I referred to.  It is a good start.

It was put together by Zack Rusin, a prominent KDE and Qt developer, and
originally appeared on his blog.  It is just one page.  I quoted the PDF version
above because it is high-res and easily readable, although the web address
sounds unpromising.  When coding I keep a copy in a folder on my desktop
at all times.  I wish more Open Source software had such summaries.

So please have a look.

Cheers, Ian W.

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