Many of us use
git on a daily basis. But how many of us know what goes on under the hood? For example, what happens when we use
git commit? What is stored between commits? Is it just a diff between the current and previous commit? If so, how is the diff encoded? Or is an entire snapshot of the repo stored each time? What really happens when we use
git init ?
Many people who use
git don’t know the answers to the questions above. But does it really matter? First, as professionals, we should strive to understand the…
git on a daily basis, many times we fail to understand the ins and outs of how it really works - what is stored between commits, how is a diff encoded or what really happens when we use
git init? In this post, we aim to dive deep and tackle such questions with a hands-on approach (drum roll… 🥁), we will create a repo from scratch and see the wonders of the plumbing beneath porcelain.
This is our second post diving into the internals of
git. If you missed our previous post, you can find it here.
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