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Errata for Pragmatic Guide to Git

 

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  • Reported in: P3.0 (26-Dec-13)
#58366
PDF page: all
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. At th...more...
  • Reported in: P3.0 (19-Oct-12)
#49959
PDF page: xi

Last paragraph of page (titled Who Is This Book For?) contains the string "status.untracked.start" at the beginning of line 3.--Keith Miller

  • Reported in: P3.0 (17-Oct-14)
#77660
PDF page: xi
In the who is this book for? section This book is geared for someone new to Git who is looking to get up to speed quickly. This book is for you if y...more...
  • Reported in: P3.0 (29-Aug-12)
#49762
PDF page: xi
Introduction - Who Is This Book For? The second sentence in both epub and PDF contains "status.untracked.start": ...if you're status.untracked.sta...more...
  • Reported in: P3.0 (13-Aug-12)
#49645
PDF page: xi

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

  • Reported in: P2.0 (26-Apr-12)
#49209
Paper page: 7
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/config:...more...
  • Reported in: P2.0 (31-May-12)
#49388
Paper page: 10
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 referri...more...
  • Reported in: P3.0 (04-Jun-13)
#51828
PDF page: 11

"This book is for you if you’re status.untracked.start familiar" -> "This book is for you if you’re familiar"--Nigel Lowry

  • Reported in: P3.0 (18-Sep-12)
#49822
PDF page: 11
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...more...
  • Reported in: P3.0 (26-Dec-13)
#58365
PDF page: 12

Remove

status.untracked.start

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

  • Reported in: P3.0 (19-Sep-12)
#49825
PDF page: 25

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

  • Reported in: P3.0 (09-May-14)
#76779
PDF page: 37

Second sentence: "They’re integral how Git works..." should read "They’re integral _to_ how Git works..."--Edward Cardinal

  • Reported in: P3.0 (22-Jul-14)
#77035
PDF page: 61

propmt -> prompt (3rd one)--Gerriet Backer

  • Reported in: P3.0 (18-Nov-12)
#50179
Paper page: 63
The first example is fine, it reads "git fetch <remote name>". The second example confuses me. It reads "git fetch remote local branch:remotes/remot...more...
  • Reported in: P3.0 (03-Feb-16)
#79757
PDF page: 81

conerting to Textile - should be converting--Janet Furlow

Stuff To Be Considered in the Next Edition

  • Reported in: B2.0 (12-Oct-10)
#45351
PDF page: 20
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 Xcode s...more...
  • Reported in: P1.0 (27-Dec-10)
#46124
PDF page: 54
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 discussing non-t...more...
  • Reported in: B1.0 (01-Sep-10)
#44816
PDF page: 94
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 intuitive, ...more...
  • Reported in: B1.0 (03-Sep-10)
#44846
PDF page: 100
What about adding a section on comparing differences with a graphical tool? I know you support the merge scenario, but for those people who "like" th...more...