Here are some basic GIT commands you need to know :
git init will create a new local GIT repository. The following Git command will create a repository in the current directory: git init Alternatively, you can create a repository within a new directory by specifying the project name:
git clone is used to copy a repository. If the repository lies on a remote server, use :
Conversely, run the following basic Git command to copy a local repository :
git add is used to add files to the staging area. For example, the basic Git following command will index the temp.txt file :
git commit will create a snapshot of the changes and save it to the git directory.
Note that any committed changes won’t make their way to the remote repository. Git config can be used to set user-specific configuration values like email, username, file format, and so on. To illustrate, the command for setting up an email will look like this:
The –global flag tells GIT that you’re going to use that email for all local repositories. If you want to use different emails for different repositories, use the command below :
git status displays the list of changed files together with the files that are yet to be staged or committed.
git push is used to send local commits to the master branch of the remote repository. Here’s the basic code structure :
Replace < master> with the branch where you want to push your changes.
git checkout creates branches and helps you to navigate between them. For example, the following basic Git command creates a new branch and automatically switches you to it :
To switch from one branch to another, simply use :
git remote lets you view all remote repositories. The following command will list all connections along with their URLs :
To connect the local repository to a remote server, use the command below:
Meanwhile, the following command will delete a connection to a specified remote repository :
git branch will list, create, or delete branches. For instance, if you want to list all the branches present in the repository, the command should look like this :
If you want to delete a branch, use :
git pull merges all the changes present in the remote repository to the local working directory.
git merge is used to merge a branch into the active one.
git diff lists down conflicts. In order to view conflicts against the base file, use
The following basic Git command is used to view the conflicts between branches before merging them :
To list down all the present conflicts, use :
git tag marks specific commits. Developers usually use it to mark release points like v1.0 and v2.0.
git log is used to see the repository’s history by listing certain commit’s details. Running the command will get you an output that looks like this :
git reset command will reset the index and the working directory to the last commit’s state.
git rm can be used to remove files from the index and the working directory.
git stash command will temporarily save the changes that are not ready to be committed. That way, you can go back to that project later on.
git show is a command used to view information about any git object.
git fetch allows users to fetch all objects from the remote repository that don’t currently reside in the local working directory.
git ls-tree allows you to view a tree object along with the name, the mode of each item, and the blob’s SHA-1 value. Let’s say you want to see the HEAD, use :
git cat-file is used to view the type and the size information of a repository object. Use the -p option along with the object’s SHA-1 value to view the information of a specific object, for example :
git grep lets users search through committed trees, working directory, and staging area for specific phrases and words. To search for www.hostinger.com in all files, use :
gitk shows the graphical interface for a local repository. Simply run :
git instaweb allows you to browse your local repository in the git-web interface :
git gc will clean unnecessary files and optimize the local repository.
git archive lets users create a zip or a tar file containing the constituents of a single repository tree. For instance:
git prune deletes objects that don’t have any incoming pointers.
git fsck performs an integrity check of the git file system and identifies any corrupted objects.
git rebase is used to apply certain changes from one branch to another. For instance :