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Version Control (Git, Subversion SVN, etc.)

posted Nov 26, 2014, 12:57 AM by Le Tuan Anh   [ updated Aug 2, 2017, 10:58 PM ]


Clone from github (and submodules)

git clone --recursive

Add a submodule into a repository

git submodule add
git submodule init
git submodule update

Remove a submodule

git submodule deinit -f -- modules/submodule   
rm -rf .git/modules/a/submodule
git rm -f a/submodule

Undo modification
git checkout -- [filename]

Update submodule to latest version

git fetch && git checkout master && git merge origin/master

Generate SSH key for passwordless push to Github


ls -al ~/.ssh
ssh-keygen -t rsa -C ""

# Now add key to Github account (~/.ssh/

# Test connection
ssh -T

# Update the repository remote URL to SSH
git remote set-url origin
git remote -v

To remember passphrase:

eval "$(ssh-agent -s)"
ssh-add ~/.ssh/id_rsa

Undo stuff (Source | Cached)

git checkout <commit-id>
View a previous commit.
git tag -a <tag-name> -m "<description>"
Create an annotated tag pointing to the most recent commit.
git revert <commit-id>
Undo the specified commit by applying a new commit.
git reset --hard
Reset tracked files to match the most recent commit.
git clean -f
Remove untracked files.
git reset --hard / git clean -f
Permanently undo uncommitted changes.

Archiving a repository

git archive --format zip --output dist/ master

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