- Git getting started
Git getting started¶
Git is a distributed revision control system with an emphasis on speed. Git was initially designed and developed by Linus Torvalds for Linux kernel development.
Every Git working directory is a full-fledged repository with complete history and full revision tracking capabilities, not dependent on network access or a central server.
Currently git is being evaluated as a candidate to replace SVN
setup your name and email in @.gitconfig@:
[user] name = Xxxxx Yyyyyyyy email = firstname.lastname@example.org
The name and email address needs to be identical to the settings in the git repository.
avoid end of line problems (CRLF/LF) in the development team¶
for details see:
You are on linux:
git config --global core.autocrlf input
you are on windows:
git config --global core.autocrlf true
NOTE: A much better solution you be to use the
.gitattributes to set the correct behavior in the repositories but this is not feasible for us due to a bug in EGit: https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=342372
configure rebase as default pull strategy for new branches¶
you can set this by
git config --global branch.autosetuprebase always
for existing branches¶
For branches that already exist this setting must be applied individually, here ate the example of master and develop:
git config branch.master.rebase true git config branch.develop.rebase true
, which can be scripted for multiple branches/repos if necessary.