A powerful Source Code Management tool
The Git application was designed to be a powerful Source Code Management tool, which was created out of the need to replace BitKeeper with something else for the Linux kernel development. Git is a fast, scalable, distributed revision control system with an unusually rich command set that provides both high-level operations and full access to internals.OPTIONS--version Prints the git suite version that the git program came from. --help Prints the synopsis and a list of the most commonly used commands. If the option --all or -a is given then all available commands are printed. If a git command is named this option will bring up the manual page for that command. Other options are available to control how the manual page is displayed. See git-help(1) for more information, because git --help … is converted internally into git help ….--exec-path Path to wherever your core git programs are installed. This can also be controlled by setting the GIT_EXEC_PATH environment variable. If no path is given, git will print the current setting and then exit. -p --paginate Pipe all output into less (or if set, $PAGER). --no-pager Do not pipe git output into a pager. --git-dir= Set the path to the repository. This can also be controlled by setting the GIT_DIR environment variable. It can be an absolute path or relative path to current working directory. --work-tree= Set the path to the working tree. The value will not be used in combination with repositories found automatically in a .git directory (i.e. $GIT_DIR is not set). This can also be controlled by setting the GIT_WORK_TREE environment variable and the core.worktree configuration variable. It can be an absolute path or relative path to the directory specified by --git-dir or GIT_DIR. Note: If --git-dir or GIT_DIR are specified but none of --work-tree, GIT_WORK_TREE and core.worktree is specified, the current working directory is regarded as the top directory of your working tree. --bare Treat the repository as a bare repository. If GIT_DIR environment is not set, it is set to the current working directory. What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Comes with Git 1.7.4 plus patches.
· Includes antiword to enable viewing diffs of .doc files
· Includes poppler to enable viewing diffs of .pdf files
· Removes cygwin paths from the bash shell PATH
· Please refer to the release notes for official Git 1.7.4