A Visual Git Reference
The goal of this website is to be a concise, visual reference for how git commands work. I often draw pictures like this on a whiteboard for my colleagues, so I figured I would make a nice electronic version once and for all.
I chose to draw the images using TeX and PGF/TikZ. I originally tried using Graphviz, but unfortunately there is no way to tell it how to lay out the graph exactly. Using TikZ, I was able to create a domain-specific language to represent commit graphs, and I think the result turned out quite well.
Building from Source
First, the following must be installed:
sudo apt-get install make texlive-base texlive-fonts-extra pdf2svg imagemagick ghostscript
Then, build the images:
The result is in the
Pushing to gh-pages
Done via GitHubActions (
Copyright © 2010, Mark Lodato. Japanese translation © 2010, Kazu Yamamoto. Korean translation © 2011, Sean. Russian translation © 2012, Alex Sychev. French translation © 2012, Michel Lefranc. Chinese translation © 2012, wych. Spanish translation © 2012, Lucas Videla. Italian translation © 2012, Daniel Londero. German translation © 2013, Martin Funk, © 2017, Mirko Westermeier. Vietnamese translation © 2013, Hoat Le. Slovak translation © 2013, Ľudovít Lučenič. Portuguese translation © 2014, Gustavo de Oliveira. Traditional Chinese translation © 2015, Peter Dave Hello. Polish translation © 2017, Emil Wypych.
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