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Mastering Vim by Ruslan Osipov

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Quick-and-dirty version control and Git introduction

You can safely skip this section if you're comfortable with Git.

Git lets you track a history of changes to files, and helps ease the pain of multiple people working on the same set of files. Git is a distributed version control system, meaning every developer owns a mirrored copy of the code base on their system.

If you're on a Debian-flavored Linux distribution, you can install Git by running the following:

$ sudo apt-get install git

If you're on a different system, you can download the binaries or find more instructions from git-scm.com/download. You'll want to configure your username and your email address:

$ git config --global user.name 'Your Name'$ git config --global user.email ...

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