Visual source control with Git panel

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Managing source control with Git panel

  • Note The interface options for initializing or cloning a repo are available only if you don't already have a Git repository added to workspace folder in your environment. If you already have a working directory for a repository, the Git panel window displays the status of the working directory and the staging area. The Git panel menu is also available to provide access to Git commands that you can run against the repository.

  • Note If you're accessing a repository hosted on an external site (GitHub, for example), you also need to enter a user name and password for the site to complete the process.

  • Important You might not want to commit every file in your working directory to the repository. For example, you're unlikely to want to add files generated during runtime to your project's repository. With Git panel, you can mark files to be ignored by adding them to a list in a .gitignore file. To update the list in .gitignore, right-click a file that hasn't been added to the staging area and select Add File to .gitignore. The IDE opens the .gitignore file and the name of the selected file is added to the list of ignored files. For information about using pattern matching in .gitignore to exclude file types, see the relevant reference in the site.

  • Note You can also unstage specific changes or all changes. For a single file, pause on the file and then choose -. Alternatively, right-click it and choose Unstage Changes. To unstage all changes, go to the Git panel menu and choose Unstage All Changes.

  • Note You can also use the amend and signed-off options when committing files with Git panel. The amend option modifies the commit message of the most recent commit. The sign-off option can identify who performed the commit in the Git log. You can also reverse a commit by going to the Git panel menu and choosing Undo Last Commit

  • Note If you're working with a remote repository, publish the new branch to the upstream remote repository to allow others to access your content.

  • Note You need to enter a user name and password when pushing and pulling changes to and from most hosted repositories (such as those on GitHub, for example).

Reference: Git commands available in Git panel

  • Note You can access detailed documentation on the Git commands listed from the official Git site:

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