11.1. Git

The FG manual is maintained in github. In case you like to directly contribute you can do this either by sending us patches or by becomming a committer in github.

To get an account on github you can do the follwoing steps:

  1. Create an account on github.com
  2. notify laszewski@gmail.com about your account name.
  3. provide an eligable desire to contribute.
  4. Be sufficient in the usage of git and prove it.
  5. Once you have done this you need to know about how to use git. You can read the git manual.

Here a summary of the commands that are important for you:

git clone git@github.com:futuregrid/manual.git
git commit -m "message" filename
git commit -a
git push
git pull

The first thing you want to do is to set your git username and e-mail

In the following are useful


  • the simple case
  • using staging area

More you will probably not need to know as I create separate repos for you.

Useful other things are

  • gitk
  • git config color.ui true
  • git add -i

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