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hottdogg 02-02-2009 04:11 AM

why is git scm named 'git'?
is it from get?
I think the wordgit in british-english is not really a positive word...CMIIW

your_shadow03 02-02-2009 04:35 AM

Linus Torvald narrated it as "really unpleasant".

elliott678 02-02-2009 05:02 AM

From the GitFaq


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

your_shadow03 02-02-2009 05:06 AM

Well Said.

syg00 02-02-2009 05:44 AM

That last one ... gotta be that last one ... :p

hottdogg 02-03-2009 07:25 AM

:D thanks elliot678...I couldn't find gitfaq in git site hence I asked the question.

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