What is Git?
A free and open source version control system that allows us to collaborate and maintain project code which is going to communicate with a web server and host your project files. This allows us to globally share any project with the community.
Version control is a system that records changes to a file or set of files over time so that you can recall specific versions later. It allows you to revert selected project files to a previous state, compare changes over time, see who last modified a file, who introduced an issue and when, and more.
Download the git bash client. During installation just click through until the setup wizard has completed. Disable ‘View Release Notes’ and enable ‘Launch Git Bash’.
This window will pop up on your screen (or type “Git Bash” in windows search bar).
Type in “ls” for a list of all available directories to change into, press Enter.
Next, type in “cd (+keyword from directory list)” and press the TAB key to let it auto-fill in, then press Enter to change the directory. (e.g.) “cd des” returns into “cd Desktop/”.
Now if we type “ls”, the editor will list all folders within this specific directory.
Alternatively you can go to the file directory, right click the project and click ‘Git Bash here’.
Type “git help” for a list of git commands.
You can do a lot more with Git Bash, here are the Official Git Docs for more information.