Common Git Commands


Git is a modern Source Control Management tool. It’s wildly popular since it provides a mechanisms to broadly share and merge code bases.

This article lists the most common commands and by no means replaces the extensive documentation found here:


Configure Git

git config –global “wassamz”
git config –global “”

Set the remote repository origin

git remote add origin

Clone repository

git clone URL

Add file to local staging

git add <filenames>

Status of file changes

git status

Check for file differences

git diff

Commit change to local repository

git commit -m “descriptive commit message”

Push change to repository

git push -u origin master
git push

List all branches

git branch

Switch to a different branch

git checkout banch-name

Merge branch

git merge <branch name>

Delete branch on remote repository

git push –delete origin <branch name>

Delete branch in local repository

git branch –delete <branch name>

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