Frequently asked questions around Git and Version Control.
Git & Version Control FAQ
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- Understanding the difference between "Fetch" and "Pull"
- Editing / fixing the last commit's message
- Undoing the last commit
- Undoing a specific old commit
- Restoring a previous version of your project
- Ignoring a file that has already been committed to the repository
- Fixing & solving merge conflicts
- Tracking a remote branch
- Changing the author (name / email) of a commit
- Adding an empty folder to a repository
- Deleting branches in Git
- Deleting commits in Git
- Understanding the "detached HEAD" state in Git
- Handling large files with Git LFS
- Using rebase as an alternative to git merge
- Using the Stash to save changes temporarily
- Merging branches in Git
- Checking out a remote branch
- Downloading remote data with git fetch
- Restoring deleted files
- Overwriting local files when pulling
- Creating new local and remote branches
- Deleting local branches
- Set upstream to create a tracking relationship
- Using cherry-pick to integrate individual commits
- Removing untracked files with "git clean"
- Using "git pull origin master" to download changes
- How to undo "git add"
- How to checkout tags in Git
- How to unstage files in Git
- How to undo a merge in Git
- How to create and apply a patch in Git
- How to force push in Git
- How to rename local and remote branches in Git
- How to add a remote in Git
- How to rename the "master" branch to "main" in Git
- How to discard changes in Git
- How to create a new repository in Git
- How to checkout a commit in Git
- How to use "prune" in Git to clean up remote branches
- How to use "git bisect" to quickly find bugs
- How to squash commits in Git
- How to inspect changes with "git diff"
- How to compare two branches in Git
- How to create a remote branch in Git
- Understanding Pull Requests in Git
- What is Continuous Integration (CI)?
- What are Git hooks?
- Git Bash: How to get started with Git on Windows
- Git vs. GitHub: What is the Difference?
- [GitHub] How to delete folders and files
- [GitHub] Using GitHub on the Desktop
- [GitHub] How to delete a branch on GitHub
- [GitHub] How to push to GitHub
- [GitHub] How to delete a repository on GitHub
- [GitHub] How to fork a repository on GitHub
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