Discover 8 Git Commands You Probably Haven't Used Before - Developer Tip of the Week
Discover 8 Git Commands You Probably Haven't Used Before - Developer Tip of the Week
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Shedrack Akintayo
January 6, 2023
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Welcome to this week's developer tip! As a developer, it's important to continually learn and improve your skills. One way to do this is by learning and using new tools and techniques. In this article, we'll introduce you to six Git commands that you may not have used before. These commands can help you streamline your workflow and become a more efficient developer.

git switch - This command allows you to switch your current HEAD branch. When you make commits to a branch you didn't want to, you can use git switch to move your current changes and commits to a new branch.

git blame - This command allows you to see who last modified each line of a file. This can be helpful when trying to track down the source of a bug or understand the history of a file.

git reflog - Reflog means reference logs, this is a special command that lets you go back to commits even though they are not referenced by any branch or tag.

git bisect - This command can be referred to as a debugger because it allows you to use binary search to search for commits that introduced a bug to your project history.

git cherry-pick - As the name suggests, this command allows you to pick out the new changes in a commit or several commits and then create new individual commits for those changes.

git merge --squash: This command allows you to merge multiple commits into a single commit. This can be useful if you want to clean up your commit history or if you want to submit a pull request with a single commit.

git blame: This command allows you to see who last modified each line of a file. This can be helpful when trying to track down the source of a bug or understand the history of a file.

We hope you found these Git commands useful! Try incorporating them into your workflow and see how they can improve your productivity. As always, happy coding and never stop developing!

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