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Written by: Devin Schumacher  | December 23, 2021

What is Git?

Git is a distributed version management system that is free and open source. It is intended to manage modest to huge jobs quickly and efficiently. It is designed to help developers coordinate their efforts. We can track and collaborate with our team members at the same workplace thanks to version control.

Although Git is the backbone of several services such as GitHub and GitLab, we may utilize Git without needing any other Git services. Git is a tool that may be used both privately and publically.

Linus Torvalds founded Git in 2005 to help build the Linux kernel. It is also a critical distributed version-control tool for DevOps.

Git is simple to use and has a quick performance. It outperforms competing SCM tools such as Subversion, CVS, Perforce, and ClearCase.

Benefits of Git

A version control tool helps us to keep track of all the changes we make to our project's files. We can push updates to a repository every time we make modifications to files in an existing project. Other developers can grab your modifications from the repository and continue working with the adjustments you made to the project files.

It saves time.

Git is a cutting-edge technology. Each command takes only a few seconds to perform, so we may save a significant amount of time when compared to logging onto a GitHub account and exploring its capabilities.

Working While Not Connected

One of the most significant advantages of Git is that it allows for offline work. Our work will not be hampered if we have internet connectivity problems. We can perform practically anything locally in Git. Other CVS, such as SVN, are more constrained and prefer to link to a central repository.

Correct Errors

Another advantage of Git is the ability to undo errors. Undo may sometimes be a lifesaver for us. Almost everything in Git has an undo option.

Keep Track of the Changes

Git has several fascinating capabilities such as Diff, Log, and Status, which allow us to log changes and compare our files or branches.

What is GitHub?

GitHub is a service for hosting Git repositories. Many of GitHub's features, including as access control and collaboration, also help. It has a graphical user interface that is accessible over the Internet.

GitHub is a firm based in the United States. It holds your project's source code in several programming languages and maintains track of the many modifications performed by programmers.

It supports Git's distributed version control and source code management (SCM). It also provides various collaboration tools for each project, such as issue tracking, feature requests, and task management.

GitHub is divided into two parts: the Git and the Hub. Access restrictions, as well as collaborative tools such as task management, repository hosting, and team administration, are available through the GitHub service.

The following are the main advantages of using GitHub:

  • GitHub makes it simple to contribute to open source projects.
  • It aids in the creation of a good paper.
  • You may attract recruiters by displaying your work. You will have a better chance of being hired if you have a GitHub profile.
  • It allows your work to be seen by the general audience.
  • Changes in your code may be tracked between versions.

GitHub is a collaborative workspace for programmers and designers. They work together to cooperate, contribute, and fix issues. It offers a large number of open source projects and codes written in various programming languages.

The following are some of its key characteristics.

  • Collaboration
  • Tracking issues and bugs in one place
  • Branches represented graphically
  • Hosting for Git repositories
  • Project administration
  • Management of a group
  • Hosting of code
  • Keep track of and assign duties
  • Conversations
  • Wikisc

Git Terminology

Git is a program with a lot of language and jargon, which may be confusing for new users or those who already know the basics but want to become Git masters. As a result, we require a brief explanation of the vocabulary used by the tools. Let's have a look at some of the most regularly used terminologies.

@mention

Type @ before the username of the person you want to notify on GitHub. Members of a team on GitHub can also be other GitHub users.

access token

When utilizing the command line or API to perform Git actions over HTTPS, a token is utilized in place of a password. Referred to as a personal identification token.

API preview

New APIs and improvements to existing API methods can be tested before they are rolled out to all users.

appliance

In the ideal world, an application with just enough operating system (JeOS) would be able to run on industry-standard hardware (such as a computer server or virtual machine).

assignee

Whoever is allocated to work on a specific issue

authentication code

Your GitHub password and this code are required when using two-factor authentication (2FA). To receive this code, you must use an app or have SMS texted to your phone to generate it. Another name for it is a "2FA authentication code."

base branch

A pull request you've merged into your branch has been updated. Make use of the ability to change the repository's default branch when submitting a pull request.

basic authentication

A technique of authentication in which the credentials are sent in plain text.

bio

The following is an example of a profile's visitor-generated description: Incorporating a short biography into your online presence

billing cycle

The length of time you've selected for your billing cycle.

billing email

A business' email address is used by GitHub to send receipts, credit card and PayPal charges, and other billing-related communications.

billing manager

The member of an organization who is in charge of a company's billing setup.

billing plan

Invoices with a predetermined set of characteristics for individuals and companies.

blame

The feature "blame" in Git displays the revision, author, and time of the most recent change to each line of a file. Finding out when a feature was added or which commit resulted in a specific bug is made easier with this information.

block

To prevent a user from being able to collaborate on the organization's repositories.

branch

Repositories can be broken down into sub-repositories known as branches. Allows you to operate without interfering with the "live" version, which is contained in the repository but not affected by it. It's time to merge your branch into the main one once you've finished your changes.

branch restriction

Repository administrators have the ability to restrict which users or teams can push or make changes to a branch by enabling this restriction.

Business plan

Unlimited repositories, the ability for your organization's users to authenticate to GitHub using SAML SSO, and provision and deprovision access via SAML or SCIM are all included in this plan.

CA certificate

Certificate Authority (CA) issued digital certificates verifying connections between machines, such as GitHub.com and a user's PC, as well as the site's ownership.

card

An issue or pull request is represented by a movable square on a project board.

check

A check on GitHub is a form of status verification. "Status checks" can be found there.

checkout

Working on two different branches of the same file is simple with git checkout [branchname] [path to file]. While performing "checkout," the working tree and its index and head are substituted for a single item or blob in the object database that points to a new branch.

cherry-picking

Changes are recorded in a new codebase, and a new set of changes is made to the bigger set of changes (often commits). Changes introduced by an existing commit on another branch can be extracted and recorded as new commits using the git cherry-pick command in Git. For additional information on git-cherry-pick, go to the Git documentation.

child team

Access rights and @mentions are passed down from the parent team to the child team inside a layered structure.

clean

If a working tree matches the current HEAD revision, it's clean. In addition, "filthy" can be found here.

clone

Cloning is the process of moving data from one area to another, such as a computer's hard disk. You don't need to be online to edit the files in your preferred editor and keep track of your changes with Git. In order to maintain synchronization between your local changes and the remote repository, you can do so as long as you're connected to the internet.

clustering

GitHub Enterprise services can be distributed among multiple nodes and requests can be distributed among them.

code frequency graph

In a repository graph, each week's material additions and removals are displayed.

code of conduct

A document outlining the requirements for joining a group.

code owner

Person assigned the responsibility of maintaining a certain area of source code within a repository. Pull requests that modify code that belongs to the code owner (and are not in draft mode) immediately trigger a review request to the code owner.

collaborator

Someone who has been invited to contribute to a repository as a collaborator has been granted read and write access to the repository.

commit

A "commit" or "revision" is a single change to a file (or set of files). Using Git's unique ID, you can keep track of the particular changes made to your work, as well as when they were made and by whom (sometimes called a "SHA" or "hash"). When making a new commit, a commit message provides a brief description of the changes that were made.

commit author

An application's committer is the person who makes the final call.

Commit graph

A graph showing the number of commits made to a repository over the past year.

commit ID

Also abbreviated as SHA. A checksum hash of 40 characters that identifies the commit.

commit message

Following a commit, use succinct, detailed wording to convey the change made as a result of the commit.

compare branch

Pull requests are created from the branches in which they are located. Comparing this branch to its parent can reveal any differences in the pull request. In order to apply the modifications from the compare branch to the base branch, a pull request must be merged into the main branch. The "head branch" of a pull request is another name for it.

continuous integration

CI is another name for it. An automated build and test procedure is launched when someone contributes changes to a GitHub repository. In software development, continuous integration (CI) is a standard best practice for spotting errors early on.

contribution graph

The day-by-day breakdown of a user's contributions over the course of a year.

contribution guidelines

Documentation of the ways in which others can assist you in your endeavor.

contributions

If you want to know what constitutes "contribution" on GitHub, there are a few specific actions you can take: - Add "Contribution activity" actions to the timeline of a user's profile.

contributor

A person who contributes to a project but does not have collaborator access to the repository is considered a contributor if their pull request was accepted and uploaded to the project.

contributors graph

The top 100 contributors to the repository are shown in a graph.

coupon

GitHub offers a discount code that can be used to pay for all or a portion of a user's or organization's GitHub subscription.

cron

A time-based work scheduler is used in operating systems similar to Unix.

cURL

It is used in commands or scripts to transport data.

dashboard

Your activities on GitHub are organized around your personal dashboard. From your own dashboard, you can visit your favorite repositories and team sites, track the bugs and pull requests you're working on, and learn about recent activity in the repositories you're watching or participating in. Additionally, you can discover new repositories by following the individuals you follow and staring the ones you prefer. Examine your organization's dashboard to see only actions pertaining to your organization. Additional information is available under "About your personal dashboard" or "About your organization dashboard."

default branch

The primary branch in a git repository from which fresh pull requests and code contributions can be made. When a repository is created, Git automatically produces at least one branch. The main branch is sometimes referred to as just "the first one," but there are other names for it, such as "the default."

dependents graph

A public repository dependency graph shows all the packages, projects, and repositories that are dependent on it.

dependency graph

A visual representation of the dependencies of the repository's packages and projects.

deploy key

The deploy key on your server is an SSH key that enables you access to a single repository of your choice. Rather of being associated with the user's personal account, this key is associated with the repository.

detached HEAD

Your commits will not be displayed in the commit history when you are working on a detachable HEAD, because Git isn't pointing to a branch at that time. Using a "detached HEAD" means, for example, checking out a commit that is not part of any specific branch's most recent commit.

diagnostics

Uncover how to set up and manage an enterprise-level GitHub infrastructure in this quick guide.

diff

A diff is a comparison of the changes made between two commits or changes saved to the repository. By inspecting the diff, you may determine what modifications have been done to a file since the last commit.

dirty

When changes are made to a working tree but not yet reflected in the current branch, it is referred to as "dirty."

email notifications

Email is used to provide notifications to the user's inbox.

enterprise account

It's possible to administer many GitHub.com organizations from a single account. GitHub Enterprise Cloud and GitHub Enterprise Server both offer enterprise accounts. See "About business accounts" for further details.

Explorer

A "graphical interactive in-browser GraphQL integrated development environment."

fast-forward

As the name implies, you're "merging" changes from one branch that is a descendent of the revision you currently have into your current branch via a fast-forward merge. A new merging commit is not required in this instance; instead, simply update to the most recent version. On a regular basis, this will occur on the remote-tracking branch of a remote repository.

feature branch

A non-production branch is used to evaluate a new feature or fix a problem. Often referred to as a topical subdivision.

fenced code block

Adding triple backticks "' before and after a code block in GitHub Flavored Markdown creates an indented chunk of code. An example is shown below.

fetch

Fetching changes from a remote repository into your local working branch without committing them to the remote repository is what happens when you use the git fetch command. You can check changes before they are committed to your local branch by fetching them.

following (users)

To keep abreast on the contributions and activity of other users.

force push

Any local modifications are applied to the remote repository, even if there are conflicts.

fork

You can think of it as an individual copy of another user's repository that you've made for your own use on GitHub. With forks, you can make changes to a project without relying on the source code. In order to keep your fork up to date with the most recent modifications, you can open a pull request in the upstream repository.

Free plan

A billing option for free user accounts. Users have an unlimited number of repositories and collaborators available to them.

gist

Gists are GitHub files that can be edited, cloned, and forked. A gist can be made public or private, and private gists are accessible to anybody with the URL.

Git

Git is a free and open-source text file version control system. Linus Torvalds, the developer of Linux, founded it, and it serves as the foundation for GitHub's social and user interface components.

GitHub App

The services provided by GitHub Apps, which operate under their own independent identities, can benefit an entire organization. Organizations and individual user accounts can be allowed access to certain repositories by installing them directly on their accounts. Granular permissions and linked webhooks are standard features.

GitHub Flavored Markdown

For writing and coding on GitHub, we use the GitHub-specific Markdown format. See the GitHub Flavored Markdown Spec or Getting Started with Writing and Formatting on GitHub for more information on these options.

GitHub Importer

A tool that allows users to rapidly and easily upload their existing source code repositories, complete with commits and revision history, to GitHub.

GitHub Jobs

Employers can use this site to post jobs on GitHub that are relevant to GitHub users.

GitHub Marketplace

Additional GitHub applications can be purchased and deployed on a subdomain.

GitHub Pages

They are also known as pages. Static site hosting service that allows you to host pages for your personal, organization, or project directly from your GitHub repository.

GitHub Wiki

A GitHub repository section dedicated to hosting wiki-style documentation.

gitfile

The entire Git repository and its meta data may be found in a single place. A git file that is always at the top of the root directory of a working tree. To analyze this file for your repository, use the command line git rev-parse —git-dir. That, my dear friends, is the genuine reservoir.

GraphQL

It includes a query language for APIs as well as a runtime environment for running those searches on your existing datasets.

HEAD

The final commit at the end of the trailing branch of a branch.

head branch

A pull request is a request to incorporate changes from this branch into your main branch. The "comparison branch" is also called the "comparison department" at times.

Hello, World

A "Hello, World!" software displays or generates the message "Hello, World!" Because of its ease of use, this program is frequently used to explain the core syntax of a programming language and to get students started learning new programming languages.

high-availability

The uninterrupted operation of a system or component throughout time.

hook

Many Git functions have optional scripts that developers can use to enhance functionality or double-check their work. Hooks are commonly used to do pre-verification and potential abort of a command, as well as post-notification once the action is accomplished.

hostname

The network address of a device is coupled with a human-readable name.

identicon

When you sign up with GitHub, you will be given an automatically produced profile image. A photo of the user can be used in place of the identicon.

identity provider

Provider of Identity A company you can rely on to give you access to other websites via SAML single sign-on (SSO).

instance

An organization's private copy of GitHub is kept in a virtual machine that the organization owns and manages.

integration

A third-party software that is GitHub-compatible. An OAuth app, a webhook app, or a GitHub app can all be used.

issue

Issues are suggestions for how to improve the repository, how to carry out a task, or what questions to ask. People who work with the repository moderate issues that anyone who wants to submit them submits (for public repositories). Each issue has its own thread where people can discuss it. Another alternative is to give a problem a label.

Jekyll

This tool can be used to create personal, project, or organization websites.

Jekyll Theme Chooser

An automatic method for selecting a look for your Jekyll site without having to change or copy CSS files.

key fingerprint

A single byte sequence used to identify a longer public key.

keychain

A password manager for macOS.

keyword

The issue is rectified when a certain word is used in a pull request.

label

A tag is a term or phrase found in an issue or pull request. While users can add their own labels for repositories, they are pre-labeled with a few basic labels by default.

LFS

Purchase a significant amount of file storage space. A Git extension that is open source and allows you to manage huge files.

license

You can add a document with your project if you wish to make it clear to people what they are and are not permitted to do with your source code.

Linguist

This is a GitHub package for recognizing blob languages, ignoring binary or vendored files, hiding produced files from diffs, and generating graphs of language usage.

line comment

A remark on a line of code in a pull request.

line ending

A character or characters that are not visible in a text file but signal the end of a line.

locked personal account

A personal account that the user is unable to access, making it unsecure. Users' accounts are locked when they downgrade their paid account to a free one or cease paying for their plan.

management console

In the GitHub Enterprise interface, there is a section titled "Administration."

Markdown

It is similar to.doc,.rtf, or.txt in appearance, however it is a very simple semantic file format. Even if you have no prior experience with web publishing, Markdown simplifies the process of generating material that looks like a website. GitHub uses GitHub Flavored Markdown, a platform-supported Markdown variant. See the GitHub Flavored Markdown Spec or Getting Started with Writing and Formatting on GitHub for more information on these options.

markup

Annotation and formatting software for documents.

main

The principal development path. When you create a repository, Git produces a "main" branch by default. This, however, is a matter of habit and does not necessitate the inclusion of local growth.

master

This is a common starting place for new Git projects. When a new Git repository is established using the command line, the default branch is Master. The default branch has been renamed by a number of tools. For example, when you create a new repository on GitHub, the default branch is named main.

members graph

This graph displays a repository's forks.

mention

The @ sign denotes that a notification is being sent to a particular user. Users on GitHub can join a team and be listed as a member.

merge

Merging is the process of merging changes from one branch into another, whether the branches are in the same repository or forks. The most common method of merging is through "pull requests" (or "command line merge"). Merging can be done using the GitHub.com web interface's pull request feature as long as there are no competing modifications.

merge conflict

A difference that results from the union of two branches. For example, two people can alter the same line of code in two different files at the same time, resulting in merge conflicts. The merge conflict must be resolved before joining the branches.

milestone

The status of bugs and pull requests in the repository is tracked using a repository dashboard.

mirror

A database that has been rebuilt from the ground up.

nested team

Those who are a team's parents' children. There is no limit to the number of associated teams.

network graph

This is a single graph representation of the whole network of repositories, including the root repository and all forks with unique commits. This graph includes both branches of the root repository and fork branches.

news feed

A list of the repositories and people you've chosen to monitor. The News Feed of a firm reflects activity on repositories managed by the company.

non-fast-forward

Before you may submit your own changes to a repository, you must first acquire the upstream updates from another repository.

notification

You may remain up to date on the issues that interest you by subscribing to updates through email or the web.

OAuth App

Passwords are not required to access user information from a third-party app.

OAuth token

It is used in OAuth Apps to gather information about the people who use them.

outside collaborator

A user now has access to one or more repositories within an organization. The user, however, is not a member of the organization and has no other access to it.

open source

There are numerous flavors of open source software. This type of software can be used, modified, and shared by anybody. Working documents are posted online for anyone to fork, change, discuss, and contribute to. This collaborative method is now frequently referred to as "open source."

organization

Organizations in the actual world are made up of two or more persons. They are made up of two or more people. Both repositories and teams can exist in the same organization.

organization owner

Users who have complete control over the firm they run.

origin

The default repository of Upstream. As a backup, many projects keep track of at least one other project in the background. If you do not make a modification, Origin will be used.

owner

Organizational members who are in control of everything.

parent team

In nested teams, parent teams inherit access rights and @mentions from their parent teams.

participating notifications

Your username or team was mentioned in an issue or pull request, or you previously commented on it, and you received a notification about an update to that conversation.

permalink

A persistent link to a certain website.

personal account

A single person's GitHub account.

primary email address

GitHub uses this email address as the primary point of contact for receipts, credit card charges, and other billing-related correspondence.

pinned repository

One's profile page, where they have chosen to prominently feature a repository.

pre-receive hooks

Quality control scripts for GitHub Enterprise.

private contributions

Contributions to private repositories are ones that are not made publicly available.

private repository

Private repositories are accessible only to the repository owner and collaborators that the repository owner designates.

production branch

It's a branch that has undergone all of the necessary modifications and is ready to go into production.

profile

On GitHub, this is where you can view a user's contribution history.

profile photo

Users can provide an image that includes their activity and username to be displayed on GitHub. Aside from that, this is referred to as an avatar.

project board

A GitHub board is a collection of problems, pull requests, and notes organized into columns of cards.

protected branch

Numerous Git functionalities are disabled on a branch that has been tagged as "protected" by the repository administrator. The GitHub web interface cannot be used to force push, remove, or merge revisions that have failed obligatory checks, nor can it be used to add files to it using the GitHub website. Almost always, the default branch is a protected branch.

public contributions

Contributions to a publicly accessible repository (as opposed to a private one).

public repository

Both GitHub users and non-GitHub users can access a public repository.

pull

The process of fetching and integrating changes is known as "pulling." For instance, you'll want to include any modifications made to the remote file on which you and your teammate are now working. Fetch is a similar expression.

pull access

The term "read access" has a synonym.

pull request

Users submit pull requests to a repository, which are either authorized or refused by contributors to the repository. Like bugs, each pull request has its own discussion thread.

pull request review

Contributors' comments may approve or recommend additional changes before a pull request is merged.

pulse graph

A repository graph depicting the actions of a repository.

punch graph

A graph showing how frequently a repository is updated on a daily and hourly basis.

push

You must first commit your modifications to a local repository on your computer before you can "push" a repository to GitHub.com. For example, if you make a local change, you can upload it to the cloud and make it visible to others.

push a branch

When you successfully push your local branch to a remote repository, the remote repository's branch is updated with the changes from your local branch. When you "push a branch," Git searches the remote repository for the branch's HEAD ref and verifies that it is an ancestor of the branch's local HEAD ref. After validating that all objects available from the local HEAD ref but not in the remote repository have been added to the remote object database, Git changes the remote HEAD ref. The push fails if the remote HEAD is not a direct ancestor of the local HEAD.

push access

The ability to write to a file is a synonym for the concept of being able to write to a file.

read access

Those with this level of access can read and write to the repository. All GitHub users have access to all of the public repositories. The term "pull access" has been renamed.

README

A text file contains information on the files in your repository. This is likely to be noticed by a visitor to your repository as soon as they land on your page. Setting expectations and coordinating contributions for your project are made easier by using README files and other files such as repository licenses and contribution guidelines (and a code of conduct).

rebase

When the modifications in a branch are applied to a new base, the branch's HEAD is changed to reflect the changes in the new base.

recovery code

Use this code to re-enter your GitHub account.

release

Package your program and make it available to your users via GitHub.

remote

You may view this by browsing to your repositories or branches on a site like GitHub.com. Changes can be communicated in this manner between local and remote clones.

remote repository

Keeping an eye on the same project from a different location.

remote URL

As well as any forks made by other users. You'll find all of your source code in this directory.

replica

Using another GitHub Enterprise server to backup a primary GitHub Enterprise instance.

repository

To utilize GitHub efficiently, you must first create a repository. It's easiest to think of them as project folders. All of the project's files (including documentation) may be located in a single location, together with a record of the changes made to each file. Many people can contribute to repositories, which can be public or private.

repository cache

Make a read-only copy of your GitHub Enterprise repository for teams and continuous integration clients to use.

repository graph

A graphical depiction of the information in your database.

repository maintainer

One in charge of managing the upkeep of a specific archive. This person can assist in triaging issues and managing repository activity by using labels and other repository capabilities. This individual may also be in charge of updating the README and submitting files.

required pull request review

Requirements for evaluations Collaborators should be able to make modifications to a protected branch only after it has been reviewed at least once.

required status check

Before collaborators can make changes to a protected branch, continuous integration tests must pass.

resolve

The act of resolving issues that developed as a result of a failed automatic merge.

revert

To undo the merging commit from the prior merge pull request, create a new pull request on GitHub with a single commit. To undo past Git commits, use the git revert command.

review

Anyone with access to your repository can evaluate the pull request and comment on, approve, or offer additional edits before it is merged.

root directory

The root directory of a hierarchical system.

root filesystem

The GitHub Enterprise software's operating system and application environment.

saved reply

A GitHub comment that you can preserve and reuse across issues and pull requests by connecting it with your GitHub user account.

scope

An OAuth app can request access to both public and private data by requesting certain permissions.

seat

An individual who belongs to a GitHub Enterprise group. Another phrase for this is "seat count."

secret team

The only persons who can see this team are team members and owners.

security log

A list of the most recent 50 acts, or those accomplished during the last 90 days.

server-to-server request

A call to an API made by a bot that is not associated with any particular user. As an example, consider a software that runs on a regular basis and repairs faults that have been overlooked for a long time. In a firm with a restricted number of licenses for GitHub applications, a server-to-server bot does not consume one of your GitHub licenses because these applications do not require a GitHub account. To retrieve a token for a server-to-server request, the GitHub API is used. For more details, see "user-to-server request."

service hook

Another term for this is a "webhook." An external web server can be notified whenever a specific activity occurs in a repository or organization using webhooks.

single sign-on

SSO in abbreviated form. Individuals can use IdPs to sign in once and access a variety of services.

snapshot

At a given point in time, a virtual machine has a checkpoint.

squash

Committing to a single project out of a slew of smaller ones. This paragraph also includes a Git command as an extra bonus.

SSH key

A strategy for identifying yourself is to send a secret message to an online server. A machine has its own password to access another service, just as if it had its own unique code. GitHub uses SSH keys to securely transport data to your system.

staging instance

Test your changes before publishing them to your real-world company account on GitHub.

status

By including a pull request with an image, you demonstrate that you have satisfied the standards of the repository to which you are contributing.

status checks

When you add a new change to a repository, an external activity, such as a continuous integration build, is launched automatically. More information on this can be found in the section under "About status checks."

star

A recall of a place you've been to or a means to convey your enthusiasm for it. It is possible to manually rank the popularity of projects by awarding a fixed number of stars to each one.

subscription

It could be either one's or another's GitHub project.

team

This is a group of people in your company or group who have access to and can comment on your material.

team maintainer

Members of an organization have restricted access that can be utilized by organization owners to manage teams.

Team plan

Allows you to have an infinite number of repositories for your business, both public and private.

timeline

Events that occur in a user's account or in a pull request.

topic branch

A developer will utilize a regular branch of the Git software to show where their work is going. In many circumstances, having a large number of smaller branches with well-defined concepts or tiny incremental changes that all work together is a wise approach. This particular sub-branch is also known as a "feature branch."

topics

Using a repository's search function, you can look for projects to work on and discover new GitHub solutions.

traffic graph

It shows how many full clones (not fetches) a repository has had, how many visitors have come in the last 14 days, and what content was most popular during that time period.

transfer

The owner of the repository must be changed as part of the transfer process. The new owner may manage the repository's contents, issues, pull requests, releases, and configuration immediately after the transaction is done.

upstream

The phrase "upstream" refers to the primary branch of a branch or fork on the original repository, which serves as the primary source of new updates. The branch/fork on which you are presently working is referred to as downstream.' Also known as the start.

upstream branch

A default-branch, which receives the current branch's merged changes (or the branch in question is rebased onto). The system is set up using branches. <name>. A hybrid of the remote and the branch. When A's upstream branch is origin/B, we say "A is tracking origin/B."

user

Users are individuals who have a GitHub account. A user's profile is distinct, and they may have access to a variety of repositories, both public and private. They can form new groups or join existing ones, and they can even contribute to another user's repository.

username

A specific person's GitHub handle.

user-to-server request

An API request made by an application on behalf of a specific user. When a task requires user-to-server authentication, the user must use an app to mark it as completed on GitHub. For example, you may utilize third-party software to create an issue on GitHub on your behalf. A user-to-server request is constrained by both the application's and the user's rights and access to do specific activities. OAuth can be used to obtain a token for a user-to-server request. See "Identifying and authorizing users for GitHub Apps" for further details. For more details, see "server-to-server request."

visible team

A team that everyone in the organization can see and mention.

watch

You can subscribe to a repository or issue to receive notifications when an issue or pull request is updated.

watching notifications

Notifications of activity in an online repository to which the user has subscribed.

web notifications

Notifications can be accessed using the GitHub web interface at https://github.com/notifications.

webhooks

You can use GitHub Webhooks to create or edit GitHub Apps in order to receive notifications of specific GitHub.com events. An external web server can be notified whenever a specific activity occurs in a repository or organization using webhooks. This style of hook is frequently referred to as a "service hook."

write access

Changes can be pushed (or written) to the repository by users with relevant permissions.


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