Git Version Control Cookbook
By Aske Olsson, Rasmus Voss
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Final Release Date: July 2014
Pages: 340

In Detail

Starting with the Git data model, you will learn how Git stores files and how it looks at commits. You will then learn how you can recover from mistakes; from committing on the wrong branch to recovering lost commits/files. Next, you will discover how you can force rebase on some branches and use regular Git merge on other branches. You will also learn how to extract information from the repository.

As you progress through this book, you will learn how you can automate the usual Git processes by utilizing the hook system built into Git. The book also covers advanced repository management, including different options to rewrite the history of a Git repository. Finally, you will discover how you can work offline with Git, how to track what is going on behind the scenes, and how to use the stash for different purposes.


This practical guide contains a wide variety of recipes, taking you through all the topics you need to know about to fully utilize the most advanced features of the Git system.

Who this book is for

If you are a software developer or a build and release engineer who uses Git in your daily work and want to take your Git knowledge to the next level, then this book is for you. To understand and follow the recipes included in this book, basic knowledge of Git command-line code is mandatory.

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Comments about oreilly Git Version Control Cookbook:

Cookbooks are typically not read from beginning to end; The authors seem to have summarized text based on actual usage. Due credit for this. But even for a cook book, the presentation is on the drier side. Truly doubt that I would be reaching for this book to solve problems. The theory behind the operations is light, and did not come out convinced that I could apply them directly and confidently solve any problems or discrepeancies. The books value depends on the person to the extent they want to apply the content. The book itself does not drive the person to it for solutions. A web supplement similar to that from code school will have greater appeal.

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