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3 GIT - the stupid content tracker
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7"git" can mean anything, depending on your mood.
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9 - random three-letter combination that is pronounceable, and not
10 actually used by any common UNIX command. The fact that it is a
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12 - stupid. contemptible and despicable. simple. Take your pick from the
13 dictionary of slang.
14 - "global information tracker": you're in a good mood, and it actually
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16 - "goddamn idiotic truckload of sh*t": when it breaks
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18Git is a fast, scalable, distributed revision control system with an
19unusually rich command set that provides both high-level operations
20and full access to internals.
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22Git is an Open Source project covered by the GNU General Public License.
23It was originally written by Linus Torvalds with help of a group of
24hackers around the net. It is currently maintained by Junio C Hamano.
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26Please read the file INSTALL for installation instructions.
27See Documentation/tutorial.txt to get started, then see
28Documentation/everyday.txt for a useful minimum set of commands,
29and "man git-commandname" for documentation of each command.
30CVS users may also want to read Documentation/cvs-migration.txt.
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32Many Git online resources are accessible from http://git.or.cz/
33including full documentation and Git related tools.
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35The user discussion and development of Git take place on the Git
36mailing list -- everyone is welcome to post bug reports, feature
37requests, comments and patches to git@vger.kernel.org. To subscribe
38to the list, send an email with just "subscribe git" in the body to
39majordomo@vger.kernel.org. The mailing list archives are available at
40http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=git and other archival sites.
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42The messages titled "A note from the maintainer", "What's in
43git.git (stable)" and "What's cooking in git.git (topics)" and
44the discussion following them on the mailing list give a good
45reference for project status, development direction and
46remaining tasks.