Git Pocket Guide

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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
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Page 23
2nd paragraph

The "\+" in the section on "git add" is a formatting snafu. It was originally an asciidoc + indicating a paragraph break. Please remove "\+" and insert a new paragraph there.

Richard E. Silverman
Richard E. Silverman
O'Reilly Author 
Jun 24, 2013  Jul 10, 2013
Printed
Page 73
item 3

"update the working tree index" -> "update the working tree" fixed by author, commit e3b1456f

Richard E. Silverman
Richard E. Silverman
O'Reilly Author 
Jul 26, 2013  Aug 30, 2013
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Page 90
end of paragraph 1

commit 217f5a64 Author: Richard E. Silverman <res@qoxp.net> Date: Wed Oct 2 17:52:53 2013 -0400 ch06: restore "affecting" -> "effecting" incorrect copyedit from commit 6cf62bea

Richard E. Silverman
Richard E. Silverman
O'Reilly Author 
Oct 02, 2013 
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Page 90
end of paragraph 1

commit 26ca2a68 (HEAD, master) Author: Richard E. Silverman <res@qoxp.net> Date: Wed Oct 2 17:56:12 2013 -0400 ch06: ".commits" -> "commits" copyedit typo from 6cf62bea

Richard E. Silverman
Richard E. Silverman
O'Reilly Author 
Oct 02, 2013 
PDF
Page 119
2nd paragraph

In the list item title "refname@{n}", only "refname" and "n" should be italic; the @ and braces should be plain.

Richard E. Silverman
Richard E. Silverman
O'Reilly Author 
Jun 24, 2013  Jul 10, 2013
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Page 119
3nd paragraph

In the list item title "@{-n}", only "-n" should be italic; the @ and braces should be plain.

Richard E. Silverman
Richard E. Silverman
O'Reilly Author 
Jun 24, 2013  Jul 10, 2013
PDF
Page 121
2nd paragraph

In the list item title "rev^regexp", the caret should not be italic.

Richard E. Silverman
Richard E. Silverman
O'Reilly Author 
Jun 24, 2013  Jul 10, 2013
PDF
Page 121
item title "rev^regexp"

rev^regexp should be rev^{/regexp} all fixed-width; "rev" and "regexp" additionally italic This is a copyediting/formatting error; it was correct in my production commit (tag production.1).

Richard E. Silverman
Richard E. Silverman
O'Reilly Author 
Jul 24, 2013  Aug 30, 2013
PDF
Page 122
1st paragraph

"rev^type": "rev" and "type" italic, "^" (caret) plain

Richard E. Silverman
Richard E. Silverman
O'Reilly Author 
Jun 25, 2013  Jul 10, 2013
PDF
Page 122
1st paragraph

In rev^type, the caret should not be italic.

Richard E. Silverman
Richard E. Silverman
O'Reilly Author 
Jul 24, 2013  Aug 30, 2013
PDF
Page 123
3rd paragraph

In the list title ":n:path" the second colon should not be italic.

Richard E. Silverman
Richard E. Silverman
O'Reilly Author 
Jun 24, 2013  Jul 10, 2013
PDF
Page 134
Reflog section

I'm using git 1.8.3 git log --walk-reflog is missing an s. It should be git log --walk-reflogs

Note from the Author or Editor:
Correct; thanks! fixed by res, commit 22a0ccda

Scott  Jul 12, 2013  Aug 30, 2013
PDF
Page 156
code block

Insert a line-wrap (return-key icon) after --root.

Richard E. Silverman
Richard E. Silverman
O'Reilly Author 
Jun 24, 2013  Jul 10, 2013
PDF
Page 157
code block

Insert a line-wrap (return-key icon) after --root.

Richard E. Silverman
Richard E. Silverman
O'Reilly Author 
Jun 24, 2013  Jul 10, 2013
PDF
Page 178
2nd code block

Insert line-wrap (return-key icon) after "git-credential-cache--daemon".

Richard E. Silverman
Richard E. Silverman
O'Reilly Author 
Jun 24, 2013  Jul 10, 2013
PDF
Page 191
git show

The object type "blog" should read "blob".

Note from the Author or Editor:
fixed by author in 29281e2b

Michael Doppler  Jul 18, 2013  Aug 30, 2013
PDF
Page 194
item "git diff commit"

Change title: "git diff commit" -> "git diff <commit>"

Richard E. Silverman
Richard E. Silverman
O'Reilly Author 
Jun 24, 2013  Jul 10, 2013
PDF
Page 194
title "git diff A B"

Change title: "git diff A B" -> "git diff <A> <B>"

Richard E. Silverman
Richard E. Silverman
O'Reilly Author 
Jun 24, 2013  Jul 10, 2013
PDF
Page 196
3rd paragraph

File names should be italic, not fixed width: .git/hooks /usr/share/git-core/templates/hooks

Richard E. Silverman
Richard E. Silverman
O'Reilly Author 
Jun 24, 2013  Jul 10, 2013
PDF
Page 201
"…Reapply an Existing Commit from Another Branch?"

This code block" $ git --git-dir ~/other/.git format-patch -1 --stdout rev | git am Should be: $ git --git-dir ~/other/.git --format-patch -1 [RET] --stdout rev | git am Note the missing two hyphens before format-patch, and insertion of a line-wrap return-key icon indicated by [RET].

Richard E. Silverman
Richard E. Silverman
O'Reilly Author 
Jun 24, 2013  Jul 10, 2013
PDF, ePub
Page 202
last section, 1st line

"git diff shows unstaged changes; add --stage to see staged..." The correct option is `--staged`, not `--stage`

Note from the Author or Editor:
Indeed! Thanks. Fixed in commit 958b1309.

German Larrain  Oct 16, 2013 
PDF
Page 214
middle

"searcing" should be "searching" fixed by res, commit 08d2929b

Richard E. Silverman
Richard E. Silverman
O'Reilly Author 
Jul 11, 2013  Aug 30, 2013