A good way of learning git is to participating in an open-source project.
There are a lot of them. A good database of projects is github explore.
Let’s start with this one: https://github.com/anishathalye/neural-style.
There are a few ways you can download a repository (a project).
In the top-right corner is a green button called Clone or download: Click on it, then click Download zip button. Your browser will download an archive. You have to unzip it and there is your project.
This is the prefered way of downloading a repository. Press on the Clone or download button, then copy that link (https://github.com/anishathalye/neural-style.git). Write in the command prompt:
git clone https://github.com/anishathalye/neural-style.git cd neural-style git log
You will see a list of commits.
commit b7461815c8fee73199709273c76daf69982db3ec Author: Anish Athalye <email@example.com> Date: Mon Jul 31 07:52:07 2017 -0700 Add link to TensorFire commit 6bb540dc89a6f0f87cfa24a951ac22db0cfeea65 Author: Anish Athalye <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Sat Apr 15 09:16:28 2017 -0400 Add warning about using wrong VGG19 data commit 6d12267b32f7913b15142f79caba6ef1bbaa56e6 Author: Anish Athalye <email@example.com> Date: Sat Apr 8 17:50:30 2017 -0400 Update README commit b9b4d693efadbbe40214e71192c89182d56c76b0 Merge: 6f86bf9 9103e94 ...
A commit has:
Anish Athalye <firstname.lastname@example.org>)
Mon Jul 31 07:52:07 2017 -0700)
Add link to TensorFire)
Remember that you can record your own changes:
git add .in the command prompt (you must be at the root of your project); we write
.instead of a file name (as
hello.txt) because we want to consider all modified files
git commit -m "my commit message"
Now, you can see that the change is shown as being logged. Probably you will want to change the name and the email address.