Git Cheatsheet

This page is a quick reference of common Git tasks.

Initialize a repository

mkdir my-repo
cd my-repo
git init

Add all modified and new files to a commit

git add -A

Shortcut to specify a commit message on the command line

git commit -m "my commit message"

Shortcut to commit all modified files with one command

git commit -am "my commit message"

My commit messages are opening in emacs/vim/nano

See to change your default text editor to use with git.

Should I commit my changes?


Tag a finished lab or resubmission and push it to GitHub

git tag v0.X.X # replace X.X with the appropriate version numbers
git push
git push v0.X.X