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Using Git for Source Control and Programming

This hands-on lab allows you to practice using the Git source control system. As one of the objectives for the Linux Foundation Certified Engineer, you may be asked to set up, configure, and perform basic tasks on a local Git instance. Once this activity is complete, you will understand how to install, configure, and check files into and out of the Git server using the command line.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 1h 0m
Clock icon Nov 12, 2018

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Install the `git` Tool

    Install Git using the following command:

    sudo yum install git -y
  2. Challenge

    Initialize a `webapi` Repository

    1. Initialize a new webapi Git repository in the /home/cloud_user directory:

      git init ~/webapi
    2. Create the following files in the webapi directory:

      • README, which should only contain the text: webapi
      • currver.txt, which should only contain the text: v0.1
    3. Add the files to the repo:

      git add *
    4. Commit the files with a comment:

      git commit -m "First commit"
    5. You will then be prompted to configure some variables. Follow the prompts to complete the commit.

  3. Challenge

    Clone the 'webapi' Repository After Configuration into a Backup Directory

    Create a backup directory in the /home/cloud_user directory that contains a clone of the original webapi repo you previously set up:

    git clone /home/cloud_user/webapi /home/cloud_user/backup/webapi

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