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sayhello
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what is the difference between git and github - as ATOM connections

Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:29 pm

connecting atom/ on linux with GIT and github,

See here; heard that this would be but very simple from the command line and linux...

Set your email: https://help.github.com/articles/settin ... ss-in-git/

After uploading keys, test your ssh connection: https://help.github.com/articles/testin ... onnection/

Switch repo to use ssh rather than https: https://help.github.com/articles/changi ... tps-to-ssh


but if i look at my atom editor i have the options of

- connect with GIT
- connect with GITHub


well whats the difference here betweeen git and github!?

why cannot add some commmits while i see the git with create detached commend - nothing happens here

DirkS
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Re: what is the difference between git and github - as ATOM connections

Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:40 pm

well whats the difference here betweeen git and github!?
git is a version control system (others are e.g. CVS, Subversion). See https://git-scm.com/
Github a company that provides version control (and related) services. There are others such as Gitlab, Bitbucket, SourceFourge)
And you can also host your own Git server (even on a Pi :) )

Heater
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Re: what is the difference between git and github - as ATOM connections

Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:37 pm

git is a source code version control system created by Linus Torvalds.

Torvalds created git to help manage the development of his project, the Linux kernel.

Turns out git is very useful to everyone else.

Github is a cloud service that provides git hosting, for free for Open Source Projects or for money for closed commercial projects.

Other git hosting providers are Bitbucket and gitlab.

I have no idea about git integration with Atom. I have only used such integrated git features with my own local git repositories.

Hmm... perhaps that is the difference. You are either talking to a git repo on github or you are talking to your own local repo.

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