Skip to content

Contact sales

By filling out this form and clicking submit, you acknowledge our privacy policy.
  • Labs icon Lab
  • A Cloud Guru
Google Cloud Platform icon

Working with Git in the Command Line

Git is a very popular distributed version control system. In this lab, you will be asked to perform basic Git-related tasks in the command line which includes installing Git, initializing a repository, adding and committing files, and creating and merging branches.

Google Cloud Platform icon

Path Info

Clock icon Beginner
Clock icon 30m
Clock icon Jun 17, 2022

Contact sales

By filling out this form and clicking submit, you acknowledge our privacy policy.

Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Install and Configure Git

    • Use the package manager to install the git package.
    • Update the Git user email setting to be [email protected].
    • Update the Git username setting to be cloud_user.
  2. Challenge

    Initialize the Git Repository

    • Create a directory in /home/cloud_user called alpha.
    • Change directories to /home/cloud_user/alpha.
    • Initialize the repository.
  3. Challenge

    Add and Commit Files to the Git Repository

    • Create two files called artifact01 and artifact02.
    • Add the newly created files to the staging area.
    • Commit the files to the repository and include a message.
  4. Challenge

    Create Branches of the Git Repository

    • Create a new branch called hot_fixes.
    • Create and checkout a branch called feature01.
    • Create a directory called feature01 that contains a file called manifest.txt.
    • Add and commit changes to the feature01 branch.
  5. Challenge

    Merge a Branch with the Master

    • Checkout the master branch.
    • Merge the feature01 branch with the master.

The Cloud Content team comprises subject matter experts hyper focused on services offered by the leading cloud vendors (AWS, GCP, and Azure), as well as cloud-related technologies such as Linux and DevOps. The team is thrilled to share their knowledge to help you build modern tech solutions from the ground up, secure and optimize your environments, and so much more!

What's a lab?

Hands-on Labs are real environments created by industry experts to help you learn. These environments help you gain knowledge and experience, practice without compromising your system, test without risk, destroy without fear, and let you learn from your mistakes. Hands-on Labs: practice your skills before delivering in the real world.

Provided environment for hands-on practice

We will provide the credentials and environment necessary for you to practice right within your browser.

Guided walkthrough

Follow along with the author’s guided walkthrough and build something new in your provided environment!

Did you know?

On average, you retain 75% more of your learning if you get time for practice.

Start learning by doing today

View Plans