Tag: Git

  • If I was running GitHub

    If I was in charge of GitHub, I would build a team of .NET Programmers and have them built an awesome UI for Git on Windows, bundle it with Git itself as well as other usually needed programs like an SSH client and release it for free. Well, as open source of course. The reason […]

  • Git-gc'ing all git repositories

    I was running out of storage space on my machine, so I started to search for things to remove using Grand Perspective. Some of the big files were inside Git repositories, or rather, inside the .git directory of those repositories. I decided it was time to run the Git garbage collector on them, all of […]

  • .gitignore

    I’m launching a new site: gitignore.com For now it’s just a blog, but the final goal is different: Every time I start a new project I hesitate to make the first commit: what should I commit and what shouldn’t I? Essentially, what should I put on .gitignore. The goal of this site is to collet […]

  • Distributed revision control was a breakthru

    I strongly believe in revision control. Back in the days when there wasn’t any other choice that CVS I spent countless hours setting up CVS servers and re-freshing my mind on its obscure commands and arguments, which were almost all of them. If you drop my copy of Professional Linux Programming it’ll open on the CVS […]

  • Revisioning /etc with Git

    First and foremost I’m a coder, a coder who strongly believes in revision control. Second I am also a sysadmin; but only by accident. I have some servers and someone has to take care of them. I’m not a good sysadmin because I don’t have any interest on it so I learn as little as […]

  • The single most important feature of Git

    My favorite versioning system was Darcs for a long time, but it didn’t really took off and a new competitor is taking off amazingly fast: Git. I believe the single most important feature of Git is to be able to clone (checkout in Subversion jargon) repositories from other systems, particularly SVN. That means that your […]