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    SubjectRe: Updated Kernel Hacker's guide to git
    Robert P. J. Day schrieb:
    > On Sun, 23 Dec 2007, Jeff Garzik wrote:
    >
    >> Robert P. J. Day wrote:
    >>> On Sun, 23 Dec 2007, Jeff Garzik wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Another year, another update! :)
    >>>>
    >>>> The kernel hacker's guide to git has received some updates:
    >>>>
    >>>> http://linux.yyz.us/git-howto.html
    >>>>
    >>>> This includes all the input sent to me in the past several months,
    >>>> as well as a few new tips and tricks I use on a regular basis.
    >>>>
    >>>> In general, this document is designed to be a quick-start cookbook,
    >>>> and not a comprehensive introduction.
    >>> there's one issue i have with this document, and that's that i wish it
    >>> more carefully distinguished between regular git "user" tasks, and git
    >>> "developer" tasks.
    >>>
    >>> i may be mistaken, but it would seem that a lot of folks are going to
    >>> be what i call basic users, who only want to update their git tree,
    >>> check the logs, check the status and so on. and if they start to get
    >>> ambitious, they might make some changes to the tree, do a diff, and
    >>> submit a patch. but in the beginning, they won't be making commits or
    >>> switching branches, etc.
    >>>
    >>> in short, i can see the value of something like a "getting started
    >>> with git as a basic user" tutorial. does such a thing exist?
    >> hmmm. There's the tutorial linked at the bottom of the page, which
    >> in turn links to
    >> http://www.kernel.org/pub/software/scm/git/docs/everyday.html
    >>
    >> git is a developer's tool, so I sorta targetted that audience. I
    >> definitely agree that is not only git audience...
    >
    > just to be clear, i'm not complaining about the quality of the
    > document above, but when i got started with git, what i really wanted
    > was a list of what i (as a simple, non-developer user) could do once i
    > cloned a repository.
    >
    > to that end, i put together my own little reference list of git
    > commands. for example, i collected ways to examine my repository --
    > git commands like branch, tag, log/shortlog, what-changed, show, grep,
    > blame, that sort of thing. exactly the kind of stuff a new user might
    > want to know about, even without the ability to change anything.

    Could you perhaps publish your reference list as kind of a christmas
    gift to all basic users like me?


    cu
    Dieter

    ps.: sorry for sending this twice, messed up recipients.
    >
    > just my $0.02.
    >
    > rday
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