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Chapter 11. Using Git

Effective revision control is essential to all multi-developer projects. It allows all developers in a team to create, review, revise, and document code in a systematic and orderly manner. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 is distributed with an open-source revision control system, Git.

A detailed description of Git and its features is beyond the scope of this book. For more information about this revision control system, see the resources listed below.

Installed Documentation

  • Linux manual pages for Git and tutorials:

    $ man git
    $ man gittutorial
    $ man gittutorial-2

    Note that many Git commands have their own manual pages.

  • Git User’s Manual — HTML documentation for Git is located at /usr/share/doc/git-1.8.3/user-manual.html.

Online Documentation

  • The online version of the Pro Git book provides a detailed description of Git, its concepts and its usage — Pro Git Book
  • The online version of the Linux manual pages for GitPro Git Reference Sheet