category command description remark
Setup git config Get and set repository or global options git config --get core.autocrlf
git config core.autocrlf false
Creating git clone Clone a repository into a new directory
git init Create an empty Git repository or reinitialize an existing one
Basic git add
git status Show the working tree status
git diff Show changes between commits, commit and working tree, etc
git commit
git reset --hard Resets the index and working tree. Any changes to tracked files in the working tree since commit are discarded.
Branching git branch List, create, or delete branches
git branch --list List branches. -l
git branch --all List both remote-tracking branches and local branches. -a
git branch --move Move/rename a branch and the corresponding reflog. -m
git branch --delete Delete a branch. -d
git checkout Switch branches or restore working tree files
git log Show commit logs git log master -3
git tag Create, list, delete or verify a tag object signed with GPG
Sharing git pull
git push
git remote Manage set of tracked repositories
Patching git rebase Reapply commits on top of another base tip
Administration git clean Remove untracked files from the working tree
git archive Create an archive of files from a named tree git archive -o HEAD
Plumbing git ls-files Show information about files in the index and the working tree git ls-files | wc -l
git show-ref List references in a local repository
Guides gitignore ($HOME/.config/git/ignore, $GIT_DIR/info/exclude, .gitignore)
Misc git svn Bidirectional operation between a Subversion repository and Git













Typical Usage

List all configuration

$ git config --list --show-scope --show-origin

Adding new items, committing and pushing them

$ git status .                    // identifies added, modified or untracked items under current local directory
$ git add .                       // updates index
$ git status .                    // confirms the changes to be committed
$ git commit -m "message ..."     // commits changes into local repository
$ git status .                    // confirms all changes are committed
$ git push                        // pushes changes in local repository onto the remote repository

When the HEAD of 'origin/master' has changed since the last sync, '$ git push' would fail with messages including fast-forwards. Then,

$ git pull --rebase
may need manual merge.
$ git push

Working with remote repositories

$ git remote -v          // lists tracking repositories
$ git remote add upstream     // add a new remote repository to track
$ git branch -r          // lists branches in tracking repositories

Working with branches or tags

$ git branch                                 // lists branches
$ git branch -a                              // lists both local and remote-tracking branches
$ git branch -avv                            // lists all branches showing hash and upstream branch if any
$ git tag -ln                                // lists tags
$ git tag -a v2.0.2 -m "before new branch"   // creates a new tag(v2.0.2)
$ git branch 1.1                             // creates a new branch(1.1) from the master (branch)
$ git branch 2.0.2-ext v2.0.2                // creates a new branch(2.0.2-ext) from a tag(v2.0.2)
$ git checkout release-1.1                   // updates working tree to release-1.1
$ git checkout -b gh-pages origin/gh-pages   // copies remote branch to local repository
$ git push origin advanced:advanced          // creates remote branch 'origin/advanced' from local branch 'advanced'
$ git push origin --tags                     // pushes all local tags to remote 'origin'

Tracking changes

$ git log master -3                          // lists 3 recent commits for master branch
$ git log v2.0.2 -3                          // lists 3 last commits before the tag of 'v2.0.2'
$ git log origin/master -1                   // lists last commit of remote branch 'origin/master'
$ git log upstream/master -1                 // lists last commit of remote branch 'upstream/master'

Removing uncommitted changes on tracked files in the working tree

$ git reset --hard          // resets the index and working tree. Any changes to tracked files in the working tree since <commit> are discarded.

Removing untracked files and directories in the working tree

$ git clean -ndx          // -n: dry run, -d: directory also, -x: skip gitignore
$ git clean -ffdx         // -ff: force including files manged by different Git repository

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Removing committed changes


Creating and pushing tag

$ git tag -a v1.0 -m "Ready to offer externally"
$ git push origin v1.0

Creating local repository using existing artifacts and pushing it to the remote bare repository

$ git init
$ git add .
$ git status .
$ git commit -m "..."
$ git remote add origin
$ git push --set-upstream origin master
$ git remote -v
$ git push

Look around local repository

$ git status .          // show the working tree status
$ git branch -avv       // list both remote-tracking branches and local branches.
$ git tag -ln           // list tags
$ git remote -v         // list tracking repositories
$ git show-ref --head   // list references in a local repository
$ git log origin/master -3  // lists 3 recent commits for remote branch 'origin/master'
$ git ls-files         // show information about files in the index and the working tree
$ git config -l        // list all variables set in config file, along with their values.



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Tips and Tricks

Typical .gitignore

A typical .gitignore file contains


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