Here are some often used Tips and tricks with Git
Earlier, for maintaining Linux kernel, Linus Torvalds and his team were using BitKeeper asSCM system, but they had to opt out for another system because their were some concerns about the OSL and the support for the free version of BitKeeper had been dropped. Torvalds and his team wanted a SCM which is more faster in terms of performance than the existing systems, he wanted it to be fast enough that it can apply a patch in 3 seconds and update its associated metadata, but none of the systems were meeting his needs at that time, so he decided to develop his own.
So, Torvalds and his team started the development of new SCM in April 2005. He wanted it to be named after himself, like Linux. He said that he considers himself as egotistical bastard, so he preferred the name Git (English meaning of git is an unpleasant person 🙂
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