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Old 02-02-2009, 05:11 AM   #1
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why is git scm named 'git'?


is it from get?
I think the wordgit in british-english is not really a positive word...CMIIW
 
Old 02-02-2009, 05:35 AM   #2
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Linus Torvald narrated it as "really unpleasant".
 
Old 02-02-2009, 06:02 AM   #3
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From the GitFaq

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Why the 'git' name?

Quoting Linus: "I'm an egotistical ***, and I name all my projects after myself. First 'Linux', now 'git'".

('git' is British slang for "silly, stupid, or worthless person").

Alternatively, in Linus' own words as the inventor of git: "git" can mean anything, depending on your mood:

* Random three-letter combination that is pronounceable, and not actually used by any common UNIX command. The fact that it is a mispronunciation of "get" may or may not be relevant.
* Stupid. Contemptible and despicable. Simple. Take your pick from the dictionary of slang.
* "Global information tracker": you're in a good mood, and it actually works for you. Angels sing, and a light suddenly fills the room.
* "Goddamn idiotic truckload of sh*t": when it breaks
 
Old 02-02-2009, 06:06 AM   #4
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Well Said.
 
Old 02-02-2009, 06:44 AM   #5
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That last one ... gotta be that last one ...
 
Old 02-03-2009, 08:25 AM   #6
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thanks elliot678...I couldn't find gitfaq in git site hence I asked the question.
 
  


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