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Old 10-14-2013, 08:47 AM   #1
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why Linus Lorvalds named GIT as GIT


why linus torvalds named GIT as GIT?
 
Old 10-14-2013, 08:54 AM   #2
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Pun was intended. From the font of all knowledge:

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Torvalds has quipped about the name git, which is British English slang roughly equivalent to "unpleasant person". Torvalds said: "I'm an egotistical bastard, and I name all my projects after myself. First 'Linux', now 'git'."
 
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Old 10-14-2013, 09:41 AM   #3
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thanks my friend but do you think this is my answer. I have read it before but it does not tell why. it just says "I name all my projects after myself" so did you get really why please explain it to me?
 
Old 10-14-2013, 10:30 AM   #4
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I think Torvalds intended it as a joke. He does have a reputation for abrasive behaviour and seems to like his reputation. If he behaved like that towards me, I might be tempted to call him a git and I'm sure others have done, so he's saying "okay, I'm a git".

In Britain, "git" is a common enough (and mild enough) insult to make it into Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

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