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Episode 3 suggests to use git status before initializing a repo, but does not show that #685

jdvorak001 opened this issue Aug 14, 2019 · 1 comment


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commented Aug 14, 2019

In a solution to a challenge in Episode 3 we say it would be good practice to check the status of the current directory just before issuing git init. But this practice is not actually shown in the lesson.

As a side-effect, the lesson actually introduces git status without being explicit about it.
I find this a bit underhands.


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commented Aug 14, 2019

And also, Episode 4 first uses git status in a context where it says "If we check the status of our project again".
I believe we should admit that we are introducing git status in Episode 3 already.

jdvorak001 added a commit to jdvorak001/git-novice that referenced this issue Aug 14, 2019
Make it clear that git status is introduced in Episode 3 (issue swcar…

- actually teach the good practice of running ``git status`` before ``git init`` to avoid nested repositories
- be clear that ``git status`` is introduced in Episode 3, not 4
- show the contents of a .git sub-directory
- minor re-wordings in Episode 3
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