Git's top 5 challenges for developers include a steep learning curve, merge conflicts, repository bloat, branch management difficulties, and the complexities of undoing changes.
In Git, branches are essential for parallel development, but as projects evolve, some become obsolete. This article explains how to efficiently delete both local and remote branches, ensuring a tidy repository.
To remove a .env file from Git history, you can use the git filter-branch or git filter-repo command to rewrite the repository's history and exclude the file.
To commit specific files from a subdirectory in Git, use git add with the file paths, then git commit to create a new commit.
Git has a feature that we call Shallow Clone; this allows us to make a clone of a repository without taking in the entire history of commits/logs.
I don't know about you, but this happens to me all the time; I accidentally pull in the wrong branch, curse a bit, call myself some names 🤬, and then apply this fix, which is effortless if you understand the concept well enough.
Sometimes our setup gets messed up, or we mess it up in such a way that nothing seems to work; in those scenarios, use this command to discard anything you have done to start fresh."
When viewing the patch of a certain commit with git show <commit> you’re only interested in a certain part of it, related to a file or a directory.
Ever had a problem, when you add a new file or make changes to an existing one but it just doesn't show up in git status? We got a solution for you.
If you have a Windows setup, you must have faced the annoying issue of file name case change. Where you changed the file name capitalization, but it just doesn't show up.