The Historiography of Git, or How I learned to stop caring and love writing history

This post was occasioned by hearing about the experience of pairing with Nvie, and then talking with Owen about how he does similar things. Git is notorious for allowing you to rewrite history, which rubs some people the wrong way, but which I and some others think is actually pretty neat and useful, if you don’t …

Git Shortcuts

I talked about how I use git. Let me talk about how I¬†actually use it. I have an extensive [alias] section in my .gitconfig. Any sufficiently frequently used command gets abbreviated to two (or occasionally three) characters. st = status ci = commit co = checkout cob = checkout -b di = diff amend = …

How I git

Git is not a version control tool, right? It’s a graph-manipulation tool that you can use to support version control methodologies. So this is how I use git to practice version control. I’m going to be very explicit throughout this, using long forms of git flags and commands, and avoiding many shortcuts that I actually …