Introduction to Git

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What is Git?

Git is a fast, scalable, distributed revision control system with a rich command line interface support, which provides both high-level operations and full access to internals.

Git is the most popular implementation of a distributed version control system.

A short history of Git

Git originates from the Linux kernel development in 2005 by Linus Torvalds. Git is being used by many popular open source projects like; Android, Eclipse, Facebook, and many more.

The core of Git was originally written in C Programming Language.

Git repositories

A Git repository contains the history of a collection of files starting from