Git Pocket Guide


This pocket guide is the perfect on-the-job companion to Git, the distributed version control system. It provides a compact, readable introduction to Git for new users, as well as a reference to common commands and procedures for those of you with Git experience.

The guide is organized around the basic version control functions you need, such as making commits, fixing mistakes, merging, and searching history.

  • Examine the state of your project at earlier points in time
  • Learn the basics of creating and making changes to a repository
  • Create branches so many people can work on a project simultaneously
  • Merge branches and reconcile the changes among them
  • Clone an existing repository and share changes with push/pull commands
  • Examine and change your repository’s commit history
  • Access remote repositories, using different network protocols
  • Get recipes for accomplishing a variety of common tasks


Total pages:233
Author:Richard E. Silverman


1. Understanding Git
2. Getting Started
3. Making Commits
4. Undoing and Editing Commits
5. Branching
6. Tracking Other Repositories
7. Merging
8. Naming Commits
9. Viewing History
10. Editing History
11. Understanding Patches
12. Remote Access
13. Miscellaneous
14. How Do I…?

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