eg(1) git for mere mortals


(Run 'eg help --all' for a more detailed list.)

Creating repositories

eg clone
Clone a repository into a new directory
eg init
Create a new repository

Obtaining information about changes, history, & state

eg diff
Show changes to file contents
eg log
Show history of recorded changes
eg status
Summarize current changes

Making, undoing, or recording changes

eg commit
Record changes locally
eg mv
Move or rename files (or directories or symlinks)
eg stage
Mark content in files as being ready for commit

Managing branches

eg branch
List, create, or delete branches
eg merge
Join two or more development histories (branches) together
eg switch
Switch the working copy to another branch


eg pull
Get updates from another repository and merge them
eg push
Push local commits to a published repository

Time saving commands

eg bisect
Find the change that introduced a bug by binary search
eg stash
Save and revert local changes, or apply stashed changes

Additional help:

eg help COMMAND
Get more help on COMMAND.
eg help --all
List more commands (not really all)
eg help topic
List specialized help topics.

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