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Pro Git, Second Edition by Ben Straub, Scott Chacon

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CHAPTER 1

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Getting Started

This chapter is about getting started with Git. We will begin at the beginning by explaining some background on version control tools, then move on to how to get Git running on your system and finally how to get it set up to start working with. At the end of this chapter you should understand why Git is around, why you should use it, and you should be all set up to do so.

About Version Control

What is “version control,” and why should you care? Version control is a system that records changes to a file or set of files over time so that you can recall specific versions later. For the examples in this book you will use ...

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