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6ad6d3d Update README to reflect the hierarchical tree objects,
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e83c516 Initial revision of "git", the information manager from hell
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3 GIT - the stupid content tracker
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7 "git" can mean anything, depending on your mood.
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9 - random three-letter combination that is pronounceable, and not
10 actually used by any common UNIX command. The fact that it is a
90c4851 @proski [PATCH] Misc fixes for git-pasky
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11 mispronunciation of "get" may or may not be relevant.
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12 - stupid. contemptible and despicable. simple. Take your pick from the
13 dictionary of slang.
14 - "global information tracker": you're in a good mood, and it actually
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15 works for you. Angels sing, and a light suddenly fills the room.
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16 - "goddamn idiotic truckload of sh*t": when it breaks
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18 Git is a fast, scalable, distributed revision control system with an
19 unusually rich command set that provides both high-level operations
20 and full access to internals.
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22 Git is an Open Source project covered by the GNU General Public License.
23 It was originally written by Linus Torvalds with help of a group of
24 hackers around the net. It is currently maintained by Junio C Hamano.
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26 Please read the file INSTALL for installation instructions.
aa98eb3 @chriscool README: fix path to "gitcvs-migration.txt" and be more consistent
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8a124b8 @joeyh README: tutorial.txt is now called gittutorial.txt
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28 See Documentation/gittutorial.txt to get started, then see
aa98eb3 @chriscool README: fix path to "gitcvs-migration.txt" and be more consistent
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29 Documentation/everyday.txt for a useful minimum set of commands, and
30 Documentation/git-commandname.txt for documentation of each command.
31 If git has been correctly installed, then the tutorial can also be
32 read with "man gittutorial" or "git help tutorial", and the
33 documentation of each command with "man git-commandname" or "git help
34 commandname".
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36 CVS users may also want to read Documentation/gitcvs-migration.txt
37 ("man gitcvs-migration" or "git help cvs-migration" if git is
38 installed).
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f73b3af @snaewe README: git lives at http://git-scm.com these days
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40 Many Git online resources are accessible from http://git-scm.com/
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41 including full documentation and Git related tools.
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43 The user discussion and development of Git take place on the Git
44 mailing list -- everyone is welcome to post bug reports, feature
07f050c @moy README: point to Documentation/SubmittingPatches
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45 requests, comments and patches to git@vger.kernel.org (read
46 Documentation/SubmittingPatches for instructions on patch submission).
47 To subscribe to the list, send an email with just "subscribe git" in
48 the body to majordomo@vger.kernel.org. The mailing list archives are
49 available at http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=git and other archival
50 sites.
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52 The messages titled "A note from the maintainer", "What's in
53 git.git (stable)" and "What's cooking in git.git (topics)" and
54 the discussion following them on the mailing list give a good
55 reference for project status, development direction and
56 remaining tasks.
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