GIT Cheat Sheet

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Basic commands (local)


git init

Adding files

git add <filename>

or to commit all files in current directory:

git add .

Committing changes

git commit -m <message>

Seeing changes

git log


Adding a tag

git tag <tagname> -m "Comment about this tag"

Listing tags with comments

git tag -n

Seeing files inside repository

git ls-files
git ls-tree HEAD

Remote commands

Creating an empty project on a remote machine

For first import into a GIT server for example:

mkdir -p ~/git/yourproject.git
cd ~/git/yourproject.git
git --bare init

And then on the local machine:

mkdir yourproject
cd yourproject
git init
git remote add origin ssh://
touch .gitignore
git add .
git commit -m "Initial Commit" 
git push origin master

and add this to your .git/config in your project.

[branch "master"]
  remote = origin
  merge = refs/heads/master

Get a copy of a project

git clone gitservername:proj1 proj1


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