Getting Started

Download & installation

Download the git command-line client from the website: https://git-scm.com/downloads

Configure Git so it remembers passwords

> git config --global credential.helper wincred
> git config --global credential.helper cache

Configure your name and email address

The following sets your name and email address as they will appear in commit logs.

> git config --global user.name "Jane Doe"
> git config --global user.email jane.doe@example.com

Make use of aliases

You can set up short aliases for common git commands, for example:

> git config --global alias.co checkout

The above would allow you to write git co <branch> instead of git checkout <branch>.

Set safe push model

> git config push.default simple

View your current configurations

> git config --list

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