Git Glossary
An overview of concepts & terms around Git & Version Control
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Git & Version Control Glossary

As experts on Git and version control, we get asked a lot about these topics. In the hope that some of the answers are helpful for you, too, we've compiled an overview of the most important terms around Git and version control below.

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