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Using Git extras

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Git is an important tool in the workflow of every developer. It is one of the most common source code managers used to track files and changes to files in a project. Git is free and open-source software that makes it available to every developer at no cost. Git can be downloaded here.

Git does a lot of tricks like branching and merging and for most cases that is more than enough to lighten your burden as a developer. As though that were not enough, git extras extend the functionality of git to exciting levels. Installing git extras adds a lot of extra commands to your git workflow. The list of commands can be found here. The github repository for git-extras is https://github.com/tj/git-extras.

Installing git-extras

git-extras is available for all the major Operating Systems. Installation instructions can be found on this page

On ubuntu the installation commands are as follows:

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    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install git-extras

With just those commands git-extras will be installed on your system. Once git extras is installed you will have access to a number of cool commands such as:

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git summary

git effort

git impact

git browse

git-info

Conclusion

Git extras is an awesome extension to git that significantly improves the git workflow. Git is the foundational technology behind github, gitlab and bitbucket

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