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What is git?

Git is a version control system. It is used for keeping track of changes made to source code, etc. The changes are often made by different people, though this is not necessary. Similar tools include CVS, Subversion, Mercurial, or Bazaar. Git is distributed source control management system, which means it does not require a central repository. Git can and often is used with a central repository workflow, though.

Git was originally developed by Linus Torvalds and friends for managing development of the Linux kernel. It is relatively new, though many large projects have adopted it.

How do I install git?

emerge -av dev-util/git

How do I use git?

Watch the presentation by Randal Schwartz: [1]. Git it documented through extensive man pages, which are replicated online. Go through the man pages: [2]. Go through the everyday git docs: [3].

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