Taking Advantage of Git's command line

Using Git directly through VS2015 is one of the most common ways for you to incorporate it into your daily workflow to easily accomplish your most frequent tasks. However, at its roots, Git is a command-line tool, and in some cases, it can be advantageous to access Git in this manner.

Throughout the previous recipe Using Git for source control, you may have noticed that VS2015 was prompting you to install the 3rd-party command-line tools. In this recipe, we are going to do just that so that all of Git's functionality is available to you when Git is used with your projects.

Getting ready

This recipe will pick up directly from the previous one, but feel free to substitute your own Git-based project should you ...

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