Git is a popular version control system designed to handle
very large projects with speed and efficiency; it is used for many high
profile open source projects, most notably the Linux kernel.
It has an unusually rich command set that provides both
high-level operations and full access to internals.
Git falls in the category of distributed source code
management tools. Every Git working directory is a full-fledged
repository with full
revision tracking capabilities, not dependent on network access or a
- Distributed development. Git gives each
developer a local copy of the entire development history,
and changes are copied from one such repository to another.
- Strong support for non-linear development.
Git supports rapid and convenient branching and merging,
and includes powerful tools for visualizing
and navigating a non-linear development history
- Efficient handling of large projects.
Git is very fast and scales well
even when working with large projects and long histories
- Cryptographic authentication of history
- Repositories can be published via HTTP, FTP, rsync, or a
Git protocol over either a plain socket or ssh
- Toolkit design. Git is a collection of many small tools
written in C, and a number of scripts that provide convenient wrappers
- Pluggable merge strategies
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