Git is a version control system (VCS) that allows you to keep track of changes to your code. In this class, you will use git to submit your project code. Git is widely used in industry, so it’s a good idea to learn it early and use it often.
If you use Ubuntu or some other Debian variant, this should work:
sudo apt-get install git
For other distributions, refer to Google, or ask me.
Download msysGit. Use the default options. Run the “Git Bash” program that’s installed in order to use git commands.
Mac OS X
You can install git by installing “Xcode command line tools” with the following command in a terminal:
Or, download directly from the git project.
You’ll need to tell git your name and email. Every commit is recorded with a name and email. You should use the same email address you used when you created a BitBucket account.
Execute these commands (use your own name and email!):
git config --global user.name "Joshua Eckroth" git config --global user.email "firstname.lastname@example.org"
repository: git stores data about versions in a repository. If you put your files in a folder called, for example,
project-01, and next run the
git initcommand (described below), then the repository will be created in a special hidden folder
project-01folder. You can look in this folder if you want; just don’t change anything (except possibly the
configfile, in special circumstances).
commit: a snapshot of your files; these snapshots are made when you run the
git commitcommand. Usually, a commit has a message that you type when you run that command; the message describes the changes you have made to your files since the prior commit.
Comments are shown after the
# on each line. These commands should work on Linux/Mac OS X/Windows, assuming you have installed Git.
mkdir project-01 # create a new directory cd project-01 # go into that directory git init # create a new empty git repository (...create BitBucket repository, send an "invitation" to me...) # next, register the BitBucket repository; # of course, CHANGE THIS EXAMPLE to your repository location! git remote add origin email@example.com:joshuaeckroth/csci201-demo.git (...write some code...) git add myfile1.txt myfile2.txt # indicate which files to save in the commit git commit -m "My first commit!" # do the commit (...write some code...) git commit -a -m "My second commit!" # record all changed files in the second commit git push # upload commits to BitBucket