Git to it

    I use git for a few things, but the most important is part of my workflow for this blog. I push changes–e.g., update content–to Github, where those changes are notified to Netlify which drags them out and runs Hugo to make this site.

    Here are some shortened notes on git based on the very helpful guide at

    To checkout a repository

    Create a working copy of a local repository by running the command

    git clone /path/to/repository

    When using a remote server, your command will be

    git clone username@host:/path/to/repository

    To add and commit

    You can propose changes (add it to the Index) using

    git add or git add *

    This is the first step in the basic git workflow. To actually commit these changes use

    git commit -m "Commit message"

    Now the file is committed to the HEAD, but not in your remote repository yet.

    To push changes

    Your changes are now in the HEAD of your local working copy. To send those changes to your remote repository, execute

    git push origin master

    Change master to whatever branch you want to push your changes to.

    If you have not cloned an existing repository and want to connect your repository to a remote server, you need to add it with

    git remote add origin

    Now you are able to push your changes to the selected remote server

    To update & merge

    To update your local repository to the newest commit, execute

    git pull

    in your working directory to fetch and merge remote changes.

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    Word count: 300 (about 2 minutes)


    Updated: 8 Mar '20 09:03

    Author: Peter Smith


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    Source: blog/2020/03/08/git-to-it/