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Dee Greene
Dee Greene
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Extra Credit Questions

What are some good git resources to find the answers to the extra credit questions?

2 Answers

Start with either the man (help) pages for the command you want to know more about. In this case, type git branch --help or git branch -h. Or, start with your favorite search engine. While the man pages for some command line programs may be less than desireable, Git's man pages are really good. When they fail, search online using at least two different search engines (I like Duck Duck Go but that's just my preference). If the man pages and your favorite search engines fail you, try any appropriate forum (this, StackOverflow, GitHub, etc.).

Adding the --help or -h flag to any *NIX command will bring up the man pages for that command.

The documentation on the Git site itself is quite good. https://git-scm.com/docs/git-branch

At least it shows you which branch a particular commit is on (which is one of the questions).