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Linus Torvalds on SHA-1 and Git: 'The Sky Isn't Falling'

Yes, SHA-1 has been cracked, but that doesn't mean your code in Git repositories is in any real danger of being hacked. The real worry about Google showing SHA-1 encryption is crackable, as pointed out by Peter Gutmann, a cryptography expert at the at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, is "...
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5 Open Source Security Tools Too Good to Ignore

If you haven’t been looking to open source to help address your security needs, it’s a shame—you’re missing out on a growing number of freely available tools for protecting your networks, hosts, and data. The best part is, many of these tools come from active projects backed by well-known sources...
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A Closer Look at Git Rebase

Most of the comments to my recent articles on 3 Git commands I use every day and When to make a Git commit have mentioned using git rebase. So, let's talk about git rebase. Jumping right in, I use git rebase for two reasons: To bring a stale branch up to date. To change a set of unmerged commits...
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How I Manage My Work and Personal GitHub Accounts

I have two accounts on GitHub: Personal and work. How do I access both from the same computer without getting them confused? I have two different ssh keys and use .ssh/config to do the right thing. Some bash aliases also help. Why? Why is it important to me that I keep these two accounts separate?...
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Corey Quinn
"Git does let you do some extraordinarily powerful things. Powerful, of course, in this talk, is a polite euphemism for stupid," says Corey Quinn of FutureAdvisor at LinuxCon North America.

Terrible Ideas in Git

"Git does let you do some extraordinarily powerful things. Powerful, of course, in this talk, is a polite euphemism for stupid," says Corey Quinn of FutureAdvisor at LinuxCon North America. Who hasn't experienced at least one moment of feeling like a complete dunce when using Git? Sure, Git is...
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Git Behind the Curtain: What Happens When You Commit, Branch, and Merge

I think that the first thing to understand about Git is that it's not strictly a source control system; it's more like a versioned filesystem that happens to be good at source control. Traditionally, source control systems focused on the evolution of files. For example, RCS (and its successor CVS)...
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Linus Torvalds: “Linux Kernel 5.0 Will Be Released When We Hit 6 Million Git Objects”

Earlier this month, Linus Torvalds announced the release of Linux 4.8 kernel. It’ll be followed by Linux 4.9, which will be the next LTS kernel. Some of you might be wondering about the release date of Linux 5.0 kernel. While Linux creator Linus Torvalds hasn’t set an official date, he has given a...
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Josh Triplett
Josh Triplett describes the git-series tool in his talk at ContainerCon North America.

Have Your Git Rebase and Patch Versioning, Too, With git-series

The Git distributed revision control system is splendid in a multitude of ways but one -- keeping a good history of patches and commits. Pish tosh, you say, for Git remembers everything! Yes, it does, until you rebase. To solve this problem, Josh Triplett, built a new tool called git-series, which...
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Git 2.10 Version Control System Is a Massive Release with over 150 Changes

A new major release of the popular Git open-source and cross-platform distributed version control system has been announced. ...Git 2.10 includes hundreds of changes, ranging from improvements to basic commands and the implementation of new options, to fixes for some of the most annoying bugs...
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How to Manage Binary Blobs with Git

In the previous six articles in this series we learned how to manage version control on text files with Git. But what about binary files? Git has extensions for handling binary blobs such as multimedia files, so today we will learn how to manage binary assets with Git. One thing everyone seems to...
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