Monday, July 8, 2013

GitMinutes #15: Ryan Hodson on Learning Git

In this episode we talk to Ryan Hodson, the man behind Ry's Git Tutorial.

Link to mp3

Installing Git manual web pages

If you want to see the help for git-status, you can do either of these:
git status --help 
git help status 
On Windows/Msysgit, the default is to always open the web page. If you are on Mac or Linux, you can append -w to the above commands.

If you always want to see the web pages (so you can leave out -w), you can do:
git config --global help.format web
On my Mac, Lynx was the default browser for some reason, so I had to configure it to use the OSX `open` command (for html files) instead:
git config --global web.browser open
On my Ubuntu machine, I had to configure it like this to use Google Chrome (Firefox was default):
git config --global web.browser google-chrome
I also had to clone the docs into this location (not the one according to the GitHub help pages above):
See git-web--browse docs for more info.

Listen to the episode on YouTube