Thursday, March 29, 2012
A guide for the commandline-adverse
As a Microsoft ‘fanboi’ I was at first rather unhappy when the people promoting Git kept insisting that “the command-line is where there power is at” and that “GUIs aren’t good enough”.
They were, in part, right; but there’s a lot you CAN do with the right GUI. I for one am a fan of TortoiseGit (http://code.google.com/p/tortoisegit/)
In this blog post I’ll outline a few common operations that you can do using a combination of Git Bash and Tortoise Git, and a few that are best done in Bash alone (don’t worry, we’ll try to keep the use of Bash to a minimum; Note however that that it will probably be helpful if you were already familiar with basic git concepts (branch, commit, rebase, etc)