Chapter 5. Using Git with a GUI

In Git, you’ll spend the majority of your time on the command line. As I said in the previous lunch, Git was born and bred on the command line. But now is a good time to explore how to interact with Git via its GUI. That’s right. Git ships with a GUI!

Command-line aficionados often look down their noses at the GUI (the somewhat derogatory abbreviation for graphical user interface, pronounced gooey). They take the stance that any tool without a command-line interface is a tool not worth using. But it’s worth exploring because the GUI does allow for a much richer user experience with Git by offering a better visualization of what’s happening in the repository. The git gui command makes it easy to visualize the state ...

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