Ben Gorman

Ben Gorman

Life's a garden. Dig it.


Run the following setup commands to get started.

cd path/to/parent/dir/
mkdir hotbod && cd hotbod
git init
git commit --allow-empty -m "initial commit"
touch foo.txt


In this example, our first commit is an empty one, meaning no files were modified in the commit. Git only lets us do this if we use the --allow-empty flag.

Why would we do this?
Eventually we'll learn about rebasing. Rebasing allows us to rewrite history for all commits except the first one. If our first commit is always empty, we'll never need to modify it.


Stage and commit foo.txt. Give your commit a title and body, like this

Add foo.txt 
foo.txt will retain a bunch of notes and ideas about the 
project. It will contain the database schema, color schemes, 
examples, and code snippets. 


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