21 Git commands
A collection of some of the Git commands that have been largely going on under the hood. We’ve emphasized early workflows that are possible in RStudio. But all of this and much more can be done from the command line. This list is here mostly so we can consult it during live workshops if needed.
Unless you use the GitHub API, most of the GitHub bits really have to be done from the browser.
New local git repo from a repo on GitHub:
git clone https://github.com/jennybc/happy-git-with-r.git
Check the remote was cloned successfully:
git remote --verbose
Stage local changes, commit:
git add foo.txt git commit --message "A commit message"
Check on the state of the Git world:
git status git log git log --oneline
Add a remote to existing local repo:
git remote add origin https://github.com/jennybc/happy-git-with-r git remote --verbose git remote show origin
main to GitHub
main and have local
main on GitHub:
git push --set-upstream origin main # shorter form git push -u origin main # you only need to set upstream tracking once!
git push # the above usually implies (and certainly does in our tutorial) git push origin main # git push [remote-name] [branch-name]
Pull commits from GitHub:
Pull commits and don’t let it put you in a merge conflict pickle:
git pull --ff-only
Switch to a branch
git checkout [branch-name]
Checking remote and branch tracking
git remote -v git remote show origin git branch -vv