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Git is a popular version control system designed to handle very large projects with speed and efficiency. It is used mainly for various open source projects, most notably the Linux kernel.

Git falls in the category of distributed source code management tools, similar to e.g. GNU Arch or Monotone (or BitKeeper in the proprietary world). Every Git working directory is a full-fledged repository with full revision tracking capabilities, not dependent on network access or a central server.

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How to use

The system image of git can be found at /bin/git and corresponds to version 2.27.0.

You can also check the other versions installed in Gadi with a module query:

$ module avail git

We normally recommend using the latest version available and always recommend to specify the version number with the module command:

$ module load git/2.24.1

For more details on using modules see our software applications guide.

See the documentation of Git available at

Authors: Mohsin Ali
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