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The software package known as git is an open source version control system.

A git repository is a collection of files (a directory tree) for a software project, along with the entire version history of those files over time.

The commerical company github provides web-based software and cloud-based hosting for git repositories.

The article git: overview explains more. In addition there are several other articles about git/github listed below.

See also: GitHub


If you find that when you type git status you see every single file is modified, it might be because of line endings.

Type git config --global core.autocrlf true to fix it


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