Chapter 3. Getting oriented with Git

The command line is where you’ll interact with Git. Yes, there are GUIs for Git (for example, Git GUI), and you’ll examine those, but most Git work is done by typing commands. Git was born on the command line, so it’s no surprise that all of its functionality is oriented toward commands that you have to type in. You’ll first learn about Git’s command-line syntax, a command-line pattern that will help you understand how all Git commands are structured. You’ll also orient yourself to the command line in general. If you’re a command-line veteran, chances are this chapter will be straightforward!

Finally, you’ll learn about the Git help system. Every command has help that you can access, and learning how to access ...

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