The git directory content manager used to manage the Linux kernel source tree [story] continues to develop at a rapid pace [story]. Keeping up with the latest changes, Jeff Garzik released an updated version of his Kernel Hacker's Guide To Git. He explains, "several changes in git-core have made working with git a lot easier, so be sure to re-familiarize yourself with the development process."
Jeff's short guide is broken into four major sections, 'getting started' which talks about installing the software and getting a copy of the linux kernel source tree, 'basic tasks' which offers examples of keeping up to date with the latest code and merging in your own changes, 'branches' offering examples of creating, using and merging branches, and 'miscellaneous debris' which mentions applying patches from an mbox file and syncronizing tags. Further documentation on the various git commands can be found in the git man pages.
From: Jeff Garzik [email blocked] To: Linux Kernel [email blocked] Subject: [howto] Kernel hacker's guide to git, updated Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2005 07:03:05 -0400 Just updated my KHGtG to include the latest goodies available in git-core, the Linux kernel standard SCM tool: http://linux.yyz.us/git-howto.html Several changes in git-core have made working with git a lot easier, so be sure to re-familiarize yourself with the development process. Comments, corrections, and notes of omission welcome. This document mainly reflects my typical day-to-day git activities, and may not be very applicable outside of kernel work. Jeff