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#58366: The "report erratum" link at the bottom of the pages should take us to the web page of _all_ errata, not to the form where we report one error...more...
P3.0
26-Dec-13
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#49959: Last paragraph of page (titled Who Is This Book For?) contains the string "status.untracked.start" at the beginning of line 3.--Keith Miller

P3.0
19-Oct-12
xi
#49762: Introduction - Who Is This Book For? The second sentence in both epub and PDF contains "status.untracked.start": ...if you're status.untra...more...
P3.0
29-Aug-12
xi

#49645: This book is for you if you’re status.untracked.start familiar with another VCS such as Subversion--Brian Maltzan

P3.0
13-Aug-12
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#49209: In Windows (at least on XP) with msysgit, git config user.name "Your Name" fails with the error error: could not lock config file .git...more...
P2.0
26-Apr-12
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#49388: In the sentence at the start of the 3rd paragraph, "There are a few limitations to this type of repository clone," it is not clear that it is...more...
P2.0
31-May-12
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#51828: "This book is for you if you’re status.untracked.start familiar" -> "This book is for you if you’re familiar"--Nigel Lowry

P3.0
04-Jun-13
11

#49822: I think some markup appears as part of the text by mistake - "This book is for you if you’re status.untracked.start familiar with another VCS"--Stuart Blair

P3.0
18-Sep-12
12

#58365: Remove

status.untracked.start

in the middle of the last paragraph, near the bottom of the page.--bob desinger

P3.0
26-Dec-13
25

#49825: I have the following my ~/.gitignore--Brian Maltzan

P3.0
19-Sep-12
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#50179: The first example is fine, it reads "git fetch <remote name>". The second example confuses me. It reads "git fetch remote local branch:remot...more...
P3.0
18-Nov-12

Stuff To Be Considered in the Next Edition

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#45351: Developers using Xcode on Mac now have git installed by default in /usr/local/git. I think they started doing this fairly recently. The latest...more...
B2.0
12-Oct-10
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#46124: At the bottom of the page, you start talking about "Tracking Branches" out of the blue. Does that indicate that until now you've been discussi...more...
P1.0
27-Dec-10
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#44816: What about working with older files and getting them out of the repository to see how a file has changed. With subversion, this is fairly int...more...
B1.0
01-Sep-10
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#44846: What about adding a section on comparing differences with a graphical tool? I know you support the merge scenario, but for those people who "...more...
B1.0
03-Sep-10